The N-COM system was easy to install and works great! Revzilla was also the only site I found a clear product description. They made it easy to buy exactly what I needed!
February 24, 2014
Great features for sound in your helmet
Was not hard to install in helmet and love the feature that you can answer your phone whille riding or play music.
February 24, 2014
Simple to install and operate
This Bluetooth setup was cheaper than expected and now links my cell phone with the headphones and mic for making calls. Updating the devices firmware was more difficult ( I am not a computer person) but Nolan has pretty detailed instructions for doing this. The ability to link an MP3 player isn’t as smooth as linking the phone portion of my cell phone, but I have an older phone that can play mp3s (the phone and mp3 connections are actually different). I would recommend this to other people with a compatible helmet.
February 17, 2014
I have no clue why I waited so long. Love the sound and listening to my music via blue tooth.
February 10, 2014
Awesome product but nothing to compare it to
First time buying/using a product like this. I've always just rode with the sounds of the wind, my bike and myself. After reading the reviews I went for it. Controls are easy to use. Wish there was a "replay" option to hear a song again. If there is someone let me know (I recycled the owners manual) . Calls come in clear on both ends. Battery lasts pretty long before I need to charge it. I actually have never had it die on me. After I few days I just figure I should probably charge it. Overall happy with this purchase.
February 3, 2014
As it's designed to work with these helmets it's no surprise that the setup is clean and well integrated. The speakers are clear and are recessed enough that they don't interfere. Operation with bare hands or light gloves is good. When wearing heavier gloves in cold weather it gets a bit vague. With some practice it gets better, but be careful not to take too much attention away from the road while learning. I use it mainly for music and that part works very well with the voice controls on my iPhone.
December 2, 2013
Clean install, great sound
I never really considered getting a blue tooth system for my Nolan N90. When I looked into it, I couldn't make sense of all the different Nolan kits and looked like it would be over $300. I mainly wanted it to stream music from my phone and take the occasional call. This basic kit gives you everything: speakers, mic and the blue tooth control.
I almost went for a universal type kit, but for literally a few dollars more, you can get this kit with the blue tooth control fitting flush into the cut-out on the side of the helmet (not velcro'd on the side). Unlike the universal kit, the battery on this module is mounted inside the helmet, not stuck to the back on the outside with velcro to get knocked around.
I agree with the other reviews: about 30 minutes to install after taking the helmet insides apart. Also, the battery charge connector inside the helmet is set a little too deep, so it is difficult to insert and take out the charge cable into the hole at the outer rim base of the helmet. I am afraid I am going to bend or break the connector when plugging and unplugging it. Otherwise, very clean install, looks sweet and totally unobtrusive on the helmet. Most difficult part was following all of the steps to install the drivers for the controller/firmware software on my PC. A little concerned the speakers had exposed wires and solder on the sides that push into the helmet. I used some electrical tape to cover the connectors just to be safe. Once you get this all set up, you won't want to be taking everything apart again to fix a loose wire. The length of the boom mic can be adjusted during the install. I made mine real short to compensate for the flip up helmet. Paired easily with an Iphone 4S and the sound is great. Super loud, way more volume than you will ever need. Calls are clear both ways and streaming music sounds great. Only issue I have is the volume buttons are a little high and back up on the helmet. It takes awhile to locate them if you are riding or even stopped at a light. They are raised well enough, it's just an awkward position to learn and get used to. I won't be skipping songs or doing anything complicated with the buttons. Good thing is that to take an incoming call, you only have to press any button on the helmet to take it, even when music is streaming. With the phone mounted on the bike, you can press the home button and activate SIRI and send voice texts, etc with the helmet on. Nice to pull over and handle business without taking off helmet, gloves or un-mounting the phone. Using it with turn by turn directions is also nice.
November 20, 2013
Easy Install and Works Great
My wife and I ride two up and we both have the Nolan N90 helmet, so the choice was obvious. Installation in both helmets was simple and the instructions were adequate. It took me about 30 minutes total while watching TV.
The performance, sound, and overall quality is very good. Battery life so far has been good as well. It easily supported an all day ride (about 6 hours of ride time) just fine (we turned them off for longer breaks).
My only minor complaint is that the plug that connects to the helmet to charge the device is rather awkward to unplug. It's a bit small with no convenient place to grip it, so I'm fumbling to unplug it but I find that's a minor issue.
Recommended for the Nolan helmets.
August 5, 2013