LaZer Link Bluetooth Kit
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
The speakers have no bass. There is no volume control and the max volume even with tricking out your smart phone is not that high. The worst part of this helmet/audio combination is the control button. It points down at your collar and is very easy to push. So, if you shrug your shoulder or when you look to the left you can bump the button. This will initiate the voice search function on your phone. Extremely bothersome. Also, the microphone boom is very bad also. It is installed by a press fit and falls out frequently.
For the money there are better alternatives.
July 29, 2014
Mix about purchase
Volume is limited, mic does not stay attacked to helmet. May be a design flaw. I like how the laser link is hidden inside the helmet, and ease of charging.
June 17, 2014
What others said
I waited for Revzilla to discount this item before ordering. I should not have bothered at all. I think that Lazer should be greatly embarrassed by the microphone "mount". It popped right out when I shut the lid of the Monaco helmet. Also, the boom sheath is so delicate that each bite of the notch "mount" cuts into it. Without a working mic, this product can be considered only as a one-way device that can be used to play music or GPS instructions. Also, the volume is so low that I couldn't even hear my voice mail messages while standing outside off the bike and wearing earplugs.
April 11, 2014