U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
awesome boomless headset
great sound easy install, however due to the way my helmet is set up i had limited places to install the clip for the unit, other than that amazing product.
December 16, 2013
Easy to install, easy to use, great product
Bought because of not being able to answer phone while riding, also to listen to music while riding. Works extremely good even at high speeds. Makes riding even more practical. Easy to install and extremely easy to use, i would recommend to any rider.
November 25, 2013
I recently received the UClear HBC100 as a gift and was very happy with the performance when riding alone. When riding with a passenger there was an echo, which made it very difficult to communicate. I went to the UClear website and sent a message through their site explaining the problem. I received an immediate response from Lauren. He asked me to return the unit, which I did and within a week I received the HBC100+ as a replacement. The improvements in the 100+ are amazing!! Sound quality is better and there was no problem communicating with my passenger. I also was impressed with the physical improvements to the unit. I highly recommend the “NO BOOM” UClear 100+ and am extremely pleased with the prompt, courteous, and timely response from Customer Service. Lauren was outstanding as a customer service representative of UClear. !!!
November 25, 2013
i have a loud bike ear phone all the way up hurt and makibg calls and gps sucked
I got the hbc 100 5 months ago. Now i can make calls receive calls and notifications and have GPS and mp3 ob all the time. Makes the free feeling of being on a bike more fun. I stand by this product 100%
November 2, 2013
Great for year-round riding
I bought this about a year and a half ago and cannot recommend it enough! The sound quality is crystal clear and everyone that I have spoken to via its connection to my iPhone has never been able to tell that I am on a motorcycle--even though most of my riding is high-speed free way commuting.
The fit and finish are top notch--and both the mounting options (sticky and clip) kept it in place no problem. Battery life is excellent--I was pleasantly surprised about how long it would last in between charges--even when using it heavily.
Overall, if you are looking for a bluetooth option for your helmet, you CANNOT beat this one in terms of its performance, quality, and especially the price.
November 1, 2013
It works great
It's great. The sounds a bit quite around 70 mph but it's still worth the money
October 21, 2013
Quite an EXCELLENT Bluetooth Communicator
In short this communicator and the accompanying speaker-microphone combo do an EXCELLENT job for the price. Easy to install and definitely weather-proof. The audio quality is definitely better than some other communicators out there.
The installation is pretty simple and takes no time whatsoever to have it up and running. It also helps that the unit usually comes fully charged so you can install it and be off in less than 30 mins. There are a few YouTube videos that will walk you through the installation if you are not sure. However, their installation instructions are very helpful.
These things will take a licking and still keep kicking. I have been using these for over 3-4 months now and they have been working in all kinds of weather. I have worn these on the hottest of days and the heaviest of down pours. They have functioned without any problems. They also stand up to abuses while the helmet is being stored for a long period of time.
Phenomenal battery life - that is all I have to say. I recently used these during a 7 hour trip on my bike; yes I know that's nuts on a R6 but mid-life crisis will make you do crazy things. I charged it up fully before the ride and it lasted me for two days after 7 hours of continuous use. That's not the only instance. My usual commute to and from work is about an hour. Even with daily use, I can go on a single charge for about a little over two weeks.
This is the only area where I feel there is a little more to be desired. I usually wear ear plugs while riding. I can listen to music or phone calls when I am either standing or moving under 50 mph. On the interstate, the window noise drowns out the audio. However, without ear plugs I can listen to them just fine if not absolutely clearly.
Intercom audio quality seems to be better than regular call or music quality.
For a boom-less microphone it does an excellent job of capturing audio and noise cancellation. Since my speakers are installed somewhat behind the cheek-pads it's amazing how clearly it picks up on what I am saying.
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY:
The controls on the communicator are pretty simple and works with both Android and iOS devices that support the Bluetooth profiles to control audio and receive phone calls. Depending on the type of gloves you wear it can be a little tricky working the controls. I usually wear summer gloves and it's easy to work the controls by feel. However, I would think that it maybe a little tricky to work them with thick winter gloves.
I have been able to work the intercom from up to a quarter of a mile away. Beyond that it can get a little sketchy. Intercom call quality is very good.
It's a pretty standard communicator so there are not a ton of features that make it stand out from other communicators. The one that really comes in handy is the voice-activated answering system. When receiving a call, all you have to say is "Hello" and it connects the call through. I believe you may also say "Ignore" to ignore the call. However, you cannot initiate calls using the voice activated system.
September 16, 2013
I installed the HBC100 on my shoei multitech modular...no problems at all, very simple. I use the clip option, it's proven to be very secure.
I was looking for a bluetooth to sync with my iPhone for primarily music while riding and really liked the boomless feature, but I was not real hopeful for having phone conversations because of the thunder pipes on my streetglide. I was pleasantly surprised to find that if I dropped the face on the shoei, I could have a very clear conversation with little or no ambient disruption. Callers on the other end reported only a slight wind noise at the 50-60 mph range.
Again, I considered the phone use as a bonus.
For the price range...the music quality is ample. I had to adjust the equalizer on the iPhone to increase the bass...the flat speakers sound "tinney", but i suppose that's to be expected for such a flat speaker. Hopefully, U-clear will do some work toward improving the speaker sound quality in their future models...but again, it's adequate for the price and doesn't allow you to crank up the volume enough to drown out surrounding ambient noise.
The controls are simple...you have to get used to using them with gloves...but after a few rides, it becomes very natural.
Great buy if you're looking for a simple system.
September 9, 2013