UCLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator - Single Pack
works well and very cool
before pairing to bluetooth devices, I recommend updating the firmware. I could not connect other devices other than Uclear until I updated the firmware. Love the boom less feature and sound clarity is just fine. However, I do not listen to music while riding and only use this as a communication device and sometimes to answer phone calls.
January 14, 2015
Low on bass, but well worth in the advantages.
The install was clear and easy; haven't finished running the wires in its fixed position because I will have to use the dremel to do so on my Shoei RF-1200, or used the permanent adhesive part because I wanted to test the different positions of the unit. Other than that, this is awesome and easy to use. A little weird trying to make calls on the move but then again, I probably should be.
November 24, 2014
So I bought the Uclear HBC200 a few weeks ago after months of researching different options. I have to say, the install was beyond easy. I have an HJC RPHA MAX helmet and these speakers fit perfectly in the cutout area. Clipping the unit itself to the helmet was easy as well. The only thing that was slightly aggravating was not the physical install but the updating of the firmware. Not that I had to, I actually used it as is for a while before doing so, but I figured why not update. It might make you want to slam your head in to the wall.
As for the performance, I've gotten up to 70 mph on my bike and the sound was still loud and crisp. I don't feel like I'm ever lacking any volume while riding. The simplicity of just three buttons make it easy to use as well while riding and even with gloves on. A great feature I like is that when someone calls you, you only need to say "pick up" and the unit will answer. There are a few other hands free commands, but I have yet to try those out. Talking while riding at 60mph, I did have to speak a little louder than I normally would, but those on the other end of the line said I did not sound like I was shouting or talking loudly and they also could not tell that I was riding.
While 200.00+ for a unit may seem pricey, it is well worth the investment. I use an Apple Iphone 5s and it pairs easy and I have had no problems with it disconnecting or losing signal. Should something come up later on that I do not like, I will try and update this review.
November 19, 2014
Absolutely love this thing
The only problem I have is the speakers are to big for a Shoie helment rf 1100 and 1200
September 15, 2014
Music sound quality is poor and finding the correct spot to get the buttons to work properly was difficult at times.
I purchased this based on a recommendation from another rider. I found the sound quality of the speakers to be poor, there was no bass to speak of, which made listening to music very annoying. It worked fine with my Iphone and google maps but I had to turn off the music because I either couldn't hear the song or the high pitch became annoying. I purchased this through Amazon and have returned it.
June 16, 2014
I keep telling the voices in my head to leave me alone as I am on the phone.
Lets face it on a long trip with your bike and no one to talk to but yourself, we can get a little bored (or as I like to call it stark raving mad). The Uclear HBC200 is the perfect solution to that problem. I installed this into a Scorpion Exo helmet, and although the the speakers were hard to fit the rest of the instalation was easy. I love the idea of no boom in my helmet. I mean, come on, i can hardly fit my head in there much less accessories. From the first call I was shocked, I had to tell the person on the other end that I was on my bike, to which they replied no way. I am in 4th gear on the interstate going 75 MPH and they had no idea. That is amazing. This is one of those product you just have to try it to believe it. Now that I have the HBC200 I listen to music on the way to work and talk on the phone on the way home. What else is there to say except I love this thing.
June 16, 2014
I'm in the motorcycle business and have been using these products for several years now. The sound quality is amazing and the overall product quality is outstanding. Highly recommend!
April 10, 2014
Great product, Great company
My son and I bought the HBC 200 for our motorbike helmets and love it. It is loud and clear to around 110KPH here in Victoria, Australia. Took a little fiddling to set up but works first time every time once paired to each other and to the mobile phones. I have two open face helmets, one with a visor that is very noisy with wind noise, riding a Harley that is also as loud as you get (D&D pipes). The 200 filters most of the noise. We ride a lot in the mountains and have been able to warn the other about hazards such as cars cutting corners, branches on the roads, washaways and so on.
I then ordered extra speaker kits for the other helmets and got great service from Lauren at Uclear including very quick email responses to my queries.
The boomless microphone system works much better than I thought it possibly could.
March 15, 2014