Cardo Scala Rider Q3
Should have bought one sooner
I went back and forth about picking one of theses up for over a year... I wish I had pulled the trigger sooner. I have it connected to my iPhone 6 and makes clear phone calls without an issue. I use good custom molded ear buds so volume is no issue at all. I use a scorpion exo 1000 and have small wind screen on my speed triple. If you're thinking about buying one because you have the unfortunate luck to have to take phone calls while riding GET THIS ASAP.
April 14, 2015
Controls not optimum.
Winter gloves make it difficult for me to accurately select the correct button push and sequence of pushes to choose a function. Once selected, the functions are great and happy with the product.
My only suggestion is to make the controls "more obvious" even if interfere with sleek looks.
March 30, 2015
Best blue tooth brand
I upgraded from scala rider Q to the Q3 both items are great. I love the features. From FM radio to com to com rider. Very cool upgrade and perfect for people that are just starting:).
March 15, 2015
Works great with tomtom GPS and iphone
Generally great product. You get very good quality for the price you pay for. Control buttons tend to be a bit small if you wanted to use the built in radio. I got exactly what I needed. At Revzilla i also got the perfect service and advice.
February 21, 2015
I purchased this item at a local retail store (The only gear I've purchased outside of Revzilla) I have owned for about 1 year and I still love it. I currently use it with the Shark Evoline 3 ST Moovit Lumi Helmet. I mostly use this for Music only which is a good think because its difficult to hear voices over 40mph as the volume is not as loud as when playing music.
Durabiliy: It appears like a solid build device Ive road in rain with no problem
Battery: After a year of use I get about 4 hours of music.
December 13, 2014
I've had this product for a while now and it works perfectly.
November 11, 2014
Worth the money
N.B: The phone used with my Q3 is a Nokia Lumia 930.
Considering I'm an Australian customer, I could have bought one for a cheaper price locally and not have to muck around with adaptors/higher postage costs/waiting longer but chose RevZilla because they offer service that puts most Australian retail sites to shame. My Q3 came undamaged, well packaged, with information on how to rectify problems if any and with a couple of stickers for a nice touch.
Bang for the buck is pretty good! It'll do just about everything you'd want in an intercom and although I haven't tested the intercom with other riders, I look forward to having the option there for when the time's right.
It was very easy to install! Running the wires through my Arai Vector 2 was simple and the instructions were easy to follow. I had a slight problem with updating out of the box but that was due to my anti-virus software and won't be a problem for most others.
So far, it's fared well in the durability stakes. I've had it for around 4 weeks and apart from a couple of chips in the paint which is normal, it's held up well.
Sound clarity is perhaps the worst part I've found. If you have a 930, the volume isn't loud enough for the person on the other end to hear you speak easily. A Samsung Galaxy Note III was linked to the intercom and there wasn't a problem with microphone volume.
The standard speakers are clear enough for music for people who aren't picky about sound but for those who are picky, using a pair of higher quality in ear headphones is simple to do, just make sure they don't stick too much out of your ears as it can be painful to take off your helmet as I've found.
The poorest sound clarity happened to me when streaming audio navigation prompts from my phone. The instructions could be understood but the quality was poor. A minor issue when everything else is mostly good.
Very easy to use! The button combinations/how long to press them are a challenge to remember but once they're remembered, everything's a breeze.
November 6, 2014
Replaced my old G4.
I've had a Scala Rider G4 for several years and recently replaced it with a Q3.
Install on my Shoei GT Air was simple enough. I did spend some time moving the speakers around in the speaker pockets to find the best placement. Small tweaks to speaker placement made a big difference on volume and clarity.
It is superior to my old G4 in every way, other than possibly battery life. As long as I remember to charge it before going on a long ride that isn't a problem.
In comparison to the G4, the Q3 powers on and off much quicker, pairs quicker, is simpler to operate, and has better audio quality. The volume buttons could be more pronounced, but overall the button layout works well, even with gloves on.
So far I haven't used the intercom features. I typically use it for streaming music and directions from one of my favorite pieces of riding gear, my S4 Active. The Q3 performs great paired with my phone.
I've made and answered a few phone calls while riding. Voice dial worked well, as did answering using vox, calls were clear on both sides of the conversation. I like that I can turn off vox for intercom features, but it still works for answering calls.
August 11, 2014