UCLEAR HBC200 Force Bluetooth Communicator - Single Pack
It does the job
This item was tricky to install. It didn't fit flush with the recessed pockets in my shoei rf-1200 that are meant for headphones because of the speakers that are attached so I had to do some ghetto cutting with an exacto knife. I was expecting excellent sound quality considering how much the product costs, but it was on par with headphones you get on an air plane. I'd much rather prefer using my in ear buds, but it's too late because I've already purchased the product. It'd only be handy to communicate with other riders, however, I haven't used that feature yet.
April 2, 2016
No Microphone in your mouth
I have been using this setup in the Schuberth C3 for over a year now. I love that it doesn't have a microphone, that is by far its best feature and the key choice in picking this unit over the others offered. The sound quality is very good and it gets louder than needed especially if you have any kind of wind protection. I will only be using this product on my helmets from now on. People can tell you are on the motorcycle, but can understand you I rarely repeat myself. Also like a previous review said, the buttons aren't the easiest with mid weigh gloves. I typically only receive calls on the bike and don't make them unless I have pulled over... But skipping through music and answering is easy enough... You literally just have to say HELLO and it answers the phone. I have put this unit through literally thousands of miles of rain with no failure. I would stand behind this product proudly.
March 28, 2016
Great Bluetooh device
I Was shopping around trying to find a bluetooth add on for my helmet. The UClear has all that I was looking for. It actually took longer to take the check pads out than it took to install unit. I have cut outs for speakers so all I had to do was tuck the wire and attach it to the controls on the side of the helmet, 3 minutes and I was done! Syncing to my iPhone was simple, and the sound quality is quite good. The mic is at the bottom of the speakers and was able to be heard without having to shout. Happy with the pick up. Also if you ride with a bunch of friends or club, you can link 10 riders, well if the other 9 have UClears but you can still link with other devices.
March 27, 2016
I would love the boomer-less mike, if it worked better
I bought the HBC200, and took the chance that my luck would be better than some of the other purchasers. Not this time. First off, Revzilla had the unit to me in no time at all. (amazing service guys)! The first problem was that the speakers didn't fit my brand new Shoei Neotech helmet. The little microphone nubs would not allow the speaker to fit flat in the speaker socket, so instead of making the sockets larger, I used 2 additional layers of Velcro, to make a small pad, which worked well. The rest of the install was easy. I found it hard to believe that those microphones could penetrate the thick tight cheek pads which separated the microphones from my mouth. Both the phone sound quality and iPod music was excellent, and had plenty of volume even with my earplugs in. Finding the buttons was difficult at best when wearing a middle-weight glove, and almost impossible if you had to hit 2 buttons at once. I'm an iPhone user, and using Siri is the best thing for motorcycle riders. But with the HBC200, you have to hit the Call + UP buttons at the same time to activate Siri, which I struggled with, and eventually quit out of frustration. As I mentioned earlier, the sound quality was outstanding, but the folks on the other end of the phone call said I was hard to understand and had a lot of road noise, which they never heard when I used my trusty Scala G4.
March 14, 2016
It's ok. Bad customer service.
I like the face that this thing is boom less and always heard it's a great system. I was told it can communicate with other brands but that information was wrong. When I called the company they told me that I need it to upgrade the device. For some reason I couldn't do it. The instructions that were given online was not helping me do so. I spoke to customer care and they responded both times I contacted them but the third time I didn't get a response so I'm done with this headset.
March 9, 2016
great product have used for several years now.
I got this product to listen to music without having to mess with wires to my iPhone. It works great. The volume and sound quality are super even when using earplugs on the ride. i also find using the buttons with gloves is pretty easy too, much easier than other competing products. Voice quality in phone mode to others while riding is fair but understandable. I have used in rain and snow and extreme cold with no problems. battery life is very good. 4 hours. I would recommend.
November 26, 2015
Great alternative to a boom mic system
I needed something I could listen to my music/gps direction but didnt want to get a system that used a boom system. Considering the constraints of trying to make speakers that fit inside a helmet that also have built in mics, the sound quality is good. You're not going to get rich studio quality sound but you can hear your music/directions just fine.
My riding buddy also got one of these so we can talk and it is great. They sync up in seconds and we can talk just like we are sitting right next to each other at a table, He can hear me just fine when I ride with my visor up and my two brothers exhaust is screaming. We get great range too (about 1/4 mile).
Only downside is the unit that sits on the outside is a little bigger than I like (compared to the Sena units) but its not a big deal.
August 24, 2015
Simple and easy to use
This took 5 minutes to install and the battery lasts 2-3 days with basic bluetooth use and GPS. I have not used it as a rider to rider communicator just rider to phone and GPS.
August 17, 2015