LaZer Link Bluetooth Kit
Replaced the Drivers - Sound is now GREAT and very LOUD
After purchasing my Monaco/Carbon, I thought I would try the LazerLink. While the reviews tend to be negative, I decided to proceed and purchase it since the cost of 49.00 is low.
Like my other BT device (Cardo) , the OEM drivers/speakers tend to be o extremely low quality.
I have replaced the drivers with a low cost JVC HAS160A
The sound is excellent and there is no need for leaving the volume all the way on the mobile unit. An amazing difference.
Don't understand as to why they would not provide a higher quality set of drivers as it would enable them to demand the original retail price.
Truly like the way it integrates with the helmet. Only reason I do not give it a full 5 star is the inability to switch audio tracks.
To conclude, for the price, you cannot go wrong.
May 24, 2015
Could be better... but it works
After receiving my Lazer helmet it took me around half an hour to install the kit on it. However, charger did not work so I had to charge it with my PS3 controller charger (this meant leaving it on all night long). After some testing inside I decided to go on a 1 hour trip, sound changed drastically, I could no longer hear Siri but music was OK at almost all volume on my iPhone. Then I accidentally called Mom when I pressed the only botton it has, our communication was good, even though she didn't know what I was talking about when I said "my helmet decided to call you".
Microphone fit was not good, every time I opened my modular helmet it moved around and when I closed it the microphone remained below the chin guard, so I had to put it back in place again (not very safe in a twisty road with traffic).
After all the experience, for 40 bucks I think its a good option, if what you need is a way to receive calls and have some music while riding.
May 11, 2015
Not too Bad
Finally got to use it over this past weekend and I must say its not as bad as some make it seem. I mostly bought it for music and phone call purposes. Now listening to music its not theater quality but you can hear and understand the music at 70 mph without a problem. With phone calls, my wife understood me well (sounded like I was talking in a barrel) and I could hear her clearly. Only issues I had I was wearing gloves and finding the button was a problem to push and I couldn't hear Siri (well but maybe that's a certain setting on my phone). All and all I would purchase it again!!
March 9, 2015
OK for standard phone calls.
This item is pretty much what all the other reviews claim. It is ok as a phone bluetooth but that is about it. At the discounted 49.00 dollar price it is a decent deal for the money but a far cry from being usable as a stereo headset, if that is what you are hoping for. There is no real volume control so hearing anything at higher speeds will be a challenge. The speakers fit into the helmet nice with the pre wired leads but the mic is a little cumbersome. if it was velcroed into place with a smaller condenser mic head it would be a lot more functional. As it stands it is OK for the money but I can see why it was put on clearance. So if you have a Lazer Helmet and you just want to know if your phone is ringing so you can pull over to take a call this will serve its purpose.
February 23, 2015
First negative review I've given
I'll be systematic with why I don't like this product, and begin with the install.
1. While installing into a Lazer Monaco, following the (pathetic# install video on Lazer's website, pushing the charging button through cracked the pre-fabricated hole in the helmet. The Lazer Bluetooth cracked the lazer helmet because of incorrect diameters. If these were cheap I'd be forgiving, but they are not.
2. Charging--I had the same problem as many others, the provided charger did not charge the unit. The light comes on, it looks like it's working, but it is not. This garners a heartfelt WTF.
3. Day two, helmet with cracked trim is charged and ready to go--
Me: "play music"
Lazer: "calling ex-wife"
Lazer: "SMS message--cancer" #I am a native English speaker, before anyone makes that leap)
EX: "hello? What's going on? All I can hear is wind"
And that sums it up for the controls, they don't work, and the mic pickup is ineffective even at low speed. The manual says "The Lazer Link device comes programmed with a volume level that allows perfect listening up to 120
km/h." what it leaves out is "if you ride a Brammo in a vacuum."
For whatever reason, the normally perfect function of my phone, which shuts off the music for the issuance of GPS directions, is overridden by the Lazer link, so directions play over the music, and for a brief period both are indistinguishable.
Lastly, and somewhat unanticipated, once you remove the earpad that fills the space for the speakers, the Monaco goes from a surprisingly quite modular, to all the racket of wearing a skull cap riding 1944 knucklehead.
Hate to be so negative, but don't waste your money. even at 1/2 off.
February 9, 2015
Good fit but could have better performance
The LaZer Link Bluetooth Kit is an easy to install intercomunicator system, but i bought 2 of them and both chargers DO NOT CHARGE THE HELMET, but it is not an issue to worry about because is a mini usb cable which you can buy for 5 dollars or if you have an old camera you may use its charge cable. I like it any way because it has a perfect fit in to the helmet and perfom quite well but it can have far more sound quality for sure, even if it perform good at 75mph (120Kmh)
It has long batery duration and is easy to use.
Only the time will say how good quality is it !!
January 26, 2015
Must read if no power to your unit!
I purchased this item even after all the bad reviews because I figured for the sale price I could make it work. Well the first unit arrived and after I installed it I had no power at all even when I plugged in the charger there was no light to indicate it was charging and I left it plugged in overnight just to see what would happen and still no power. I contacted Revzilla which was very helpful and allowed me to exchange for another. So after waiting for it to arrive in the mail I installed it and yet again NO POWER! So now I'm starting to wonder if my helmet was bad as it seems odd for two units to not work. After contacting the manufacturer they recommended I try another charger. After using my personal charger I use for another device I got power. So if your unit has no power TRY ANOTHER CHARGER.
After using the unit I'm actually surprised because I think its louder than my Scala Rider Bluetooth unit. I wish it had a pause button but now that I got it to work I love the unit and the fact that it is concealed and practically invisible.
December 13, 2014
the product is easy to install and good sound quality
I'm very happy because now I can be online, safely
November 17, 2014