UCLEAR HBC100 Plus - Dual Pack
Excellent boomless Comm system
I was a bit skeptical when I initially read about these, but I went ahead and got them after lots of research, and I am so glad I did. These things are amazing! I got a the dual pack so my wife and I could talk while riding instead of using hand signals all the time. And then there is the added bonus of being able to listen to music (through my phone) and answer calls by selling "hello".... sweeet.
The voice and music is very clear while riding (and I have a loud bike). The install was performed on a Nolan N44 & an HJC IS17 (also purchased from Revzilla). The Nolan has cutouts inside the helmet to place the ear pieces so it was easy to pop them in and route the wire neatly. The HJC does not have earpiece cutouts however i was surprised how easy they fit behind the ear pads and routed nicely. total install time was bout 20min each and most of that was just getting the liners to come out.
If I had one "con" to all these "pros" it would be the instructions for using the intercom between riders, Its not entirely correct. at one point the instructions say to press the up or down arrow to start or stop the intercom (after the units are paired to each other) after not getting it to work i just started pressing different combinations of buttons on the headset and found that if I pressed (not press and hold like in some steps on the instructions) "up and power" then we could use the intercom. Tried it many times this way, and it has worked every time by doing this.
Other than that one thing, these are amazing sets, so happy we got these!
May 11, 2015
Outstanding product and customer service.
Fast shipping from Revzilla. Great customer support from UCLEAR. Received the unit and install was supper simple. One unit did not have working microphones. Simple email to UCLEAR and I had a brand new set within 2 days. Great audio, microphone works great too, even at 80mph the missus told me to quit yelling at her:)
March 9, 2015
High expectations, but was very disappointed.
This was our first bluetooth headset purchase. It was recommended by our bike shop, so I bought. The product looks good, installed easily, paired easily, and the technology is great. Fantastic not to have a boom mic in the way of our face shields. Unfortunately, they didn't perform at highway speeds. Both my wife and I could hear each other only in one speaker, the conversation was broken and "tinny", and didn't put out enough volume to hear each other over the wind noise, even when turned up all the way. When stopped, or at low speed, we could hear each other okay, and sitting in our house with the helmets on, they work fine. I'm contacting the place I purchased them with intention of returning, and will see if they have any advice that can improve the sound quality. If not, they'll be going back. Very unfortunate, because I like the product in general, but the quality suffered in our case.
September 4, 2014
The Best Bluetooth Headset
UClear is hands down the best product if you are looking for a device that supplies you with the ability to talk on the phone, listen to music, get directions on your GPS,intercom and talk to your buddies, etc...
Right out of the package UClear is so easy to install and setup. The nice thing about it, is there are no booms that you have to mess with and try and get in a good spot so that you don't get wind noise. The technology of UClear is amazing!! Also if I am riding and I get a phone call, all i have to say is "hello" and the UClear will answer the phone for me. The person I am talking to cant even tell that I am riding my motorcycle on the freeway! Now THAT is impressive!
There were some firmware updates that I installed very easily from the UClear website. I like the fact that the company has firmware updates. This tells me they listen to their customers and they are constantly improving.
Customer service is a real treat. I had one quick question and so I sent them an email. Within an hour I had a reply and a answer. This is so nice to know that they care and are going to take care of you.
My wife and I spent all day memorial day riding the motorcycle. We each have a device and being able to talk to each other while we rode was priceless. It made our ride so much more enjoyable because we could point things out to each other and let each other know where or what we want to go and do.
The sound you get while playing music is fantastic. It is so easy to pair with my iPhone. I have zero complaints for this device. It really is advanced technology that any motorcycle rider would love to have.
May 30, 2014
Great product! Great description! It is a nice size and easy installation. Awesome customer service!
February 9, 2014
The boomless feature is great!
This product is the best we've experianced in a boomless microphone situation. Mounting of the units was easy and solid, as was the speaker installation. Range was as described and volume crisp and clear especially the phone, which paired flawlessly.
As seasoned riders, we highly recomend this product!
November 14, 2013
Good but could be better.
Easy to install, so much nicer than routing all the extra cables with wired microphones. Audio quality is pretty good so far, extra step to make a voice call compared to a Cardo system. Two buttons for the UClear versus 1 for the Cardo unit. East to sync the two units together. Installation in my wife's Shoei was super easy, the well defined ear pockets fit the larger than average speakers easily. My Icon Variant was less simple. The fit is tight around my ears and will take more riding to decide if it's OK or too uncomfortable. Would be nice to have a kit that had in ear headphones as standard so you could choose between them.
October 19, 2013
This product has compatibility issues.
The hbc100plus is easy to install, pairs easy with phone or gps. I have a new Can-am that comes with a Sena SM10 for bluetooth connectivity, the hbc100plus will pair with the unit but if you ever use the intercom it will not reconnect to the SM10. The only way to reconnect to the SM10 is to power cycle the SM10, which is hard to do traveling down the highway and it located in the storage compartment. I have tried to contact Uclear and Sena, only Sena replyed and this is what they had to say:
I believe there may be some compatibility issue with teh Uclear and the SM10. The SM10 is program to constantly transmit a signal to a Headset, then it's the Headset that accepts or rejects the signal. For our Headset, if it's already paired with the SM10, it remember to reconnect to the SM10 after it disconnects from it temporarily. I am not sure how the Uclear work technically, so I cannot fully comment on it's function.
Technical Support Engineer
Sena Technologies, Inc
So far Uclear support has been non-existence. If you do not have the SM10 then this is the way to go, no boom mic, clean audio. If you have the SM10 then do not get this unless Uclear fixes this problem.
May 13, 2013