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  • Cardo PackTalk Headset - Duo Pack
  • Cardo PackTalk Headset - Duo Pack
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Cardo Pack Talk Bluetooth Headset - Duo Pack

The revolutionary Scala Rider PackTalk features dual-core wireless technologies for a stable and active communication network. The Bluetooth mode offers legacy by featuring full backward compatibility with other Scala Rider models. The DMC mode will compliment and expand standard Bluetooth connectivity by offering group communication that is far superior to any other existing alternatives.

DMC technology constantly forms and re-assembles its virtual network, and assures that communication among large groups remains uninterrupted irrespective of the ever-changing environment. Whenever a Cardo PackTalk user cannot directly connect with group members who are beyond the reach of the intercom, it will re-connect to the next most suitable member in the group in order to ‘leapfrog’ the connection to the remote PackTalk user. This system is virtually seamless and adjusts within split seconds to maintain an active network.

Cardo Smartset App for Android and iOS devices enables the use of a smartphone as a remote control. It allows for operation of all main features such as A2DP, intercom, FM radio and mobile calls. The App also features multiple languages - English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Features:

  • DMC Intercom mode for multi-party intercom calls over a virtual private network – with up to 15 riders
  • BlueTooth 4.0
  • Bluetooth Intercom modes:
    • Conference Mode
    • Toggling between 9 riders
    • Click-to-Link
  • Communication range (line of site)
    • Up to 1 mile/1.6 Km unit-to-unit
    • Up to 5 miles/8 Km multi-hop
  • Unique roller-wheel interface and control panel for intuitive operation (winter gloves tested)
  • Interchangeable hybrid and corded microphones
  • Superb audio quality with high-definition replaceable 3.5mm speakers
  • Up to 13 hours talk-time / 1 week stand-by
  • Advanced voice recognition technology for true hands-free operation
  • Multilingual operation and spoken status announcements
  • High quality A2DP steaming
  • FM radio with RDS and six station built-in presets
  • Waterproof & dustproof (IP67)
  • DMC-Dynamic Meshwork Communication (patent pending) technology for large group intercom (up to 15 riders) over a dynamic, auto-adaptive mesh
  • Seamless group communication remains unaffected by members leaving or joining the group
  • Voice-controlled speed dial
  • Voice-control for mobile and intercom calls
  • Automatic call transfer from intercom to mobile phone when intercom range is exceeded
  • Mobile phone conference call with outside caller and/or intercom partners
  • Customizable Hot-Dial number
  • GPS instructions, FM radio, MP3 music continues in background during intercom calls
  • Rider and passenger can listen to the same stereo music via A2DP
  • Best-in-class noise-cancellation algorithms
  • Self-adjusting volume according to riding speed and ambient noise
  • Cardo Community platform for social features, device customization and software upgrades (range dependent on riding environment)
  • Up to 6 riders can talk simultaneously while all group members (up to 15) can hear the conversation
  • DMC technology allows the addition of a passenger with a Bluetooth device or a caller on a mobile phone
  • Private chat feature allows 1 on 1 conversation with a group member while staying connected to the rest of the group
3.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.5 / 5
Features
3.7 / 5
Style
4.1 / 5
Ease Of Install
3.6 / 5
Sound Clarity
3.8 / 5
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3.8 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Bang For The Buck
3.5 / 5
Features
3.7 / 5
Style
4.1 / 5
Ease Of Install
3.6 / 5
Sound Clarity
3.8 / 5
Durability
3.8 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great for groups
I have two headsets, the 20S and the Packtalk. These units were picked for the group-ability of the DMC and the frustration over using the 20S in groups of more than 2. First off, installation was as expected, the stick on mount was the winner for my helmet (HJC IS-Max BT). Once everything was charged and installed, then came the fun. Pairing worked fairly easy, the iPhones had to reset a few times to get the BT connection to stay stable. Not the easiest headset for beginners to get going. Phone app is great, use it when you can to make things easier. Next came the DMC testing. Once we had our 4 riders paired and grouped, we started to play with features. Connecting and disconnecting under the DMC system is amazing. Riders just come and go without disturbing the group as a whole. No more weird groups or the 20S making its own groups because someone was out of ride order. The mesh-ability of the DMC work better than expected. We were each able to bridge in another (non-riding) by using our cell phones and the app. with 4 headsets we had 8 people talking back and forth with no problems.

All in all, if you are wanting comms with just one other person, it seems any of the higher end systems work the same, but if you want the ability to ride in a group of more than 2 without diminished quality, pick up the Cardo Packtalk with DMC. DMC mesh > BT.
July 1, 2016
Ride:
2013 Suzuki V-Strom DL650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Great features, lousy instructions
I selected the PackTalk for two main features: first, it allows conversations between multiple riders simultaneously rather than only between two riders at a time, which is how the vast majority of motorcycle comms work. Second, these have a standard headphone style jack for your output rather than a unit-specific plug; I wanted this to be able to put some good quality headphone drivers into my helmet in future.
Thus far I have mounted the units into two helmets and used them inside the house with my teenage daughter wearing the other helmet; I have not been on the road.

The good: once we got them charged and installed in the helmets they seemed to work very well. They take a second or two to connect, either to each other or to your Bluetooth phone, but the sound is clear and they pick up conversation at normal speaking level easily. Sound quality is better than I expected. Music sounds decent and it's easy to tell by voice who is talking. About equal in quality to your iPhone speaker...good, but nothing you're going to write home about. The units seem well made and I didn't have any problem with them starting up or performing as expected. The sets include a ton of adhesive-backed Velcro pads to allow you to position the speakers and microphone in your helmet, and both sides of the pads stick very securely. Excellent quality there. The wires are super thin, leading me to worry a bit about long term durability but so far they're doing great. We have a fairly large house; with Chloe upstairs in her room and myself downstairs in mine we could still communicate easily, without any static or distortion. FM radio stations also come in at the same quality as they do on a standard radio.

The bad: The instructions. I cannot say enough bad things about the instructions. The booklet itself is high quality printing on full thickness gloss paper and should last forever; too bad the instructions are HORRIFIC!! I'm a degreed Mechanical Engineer with plenty of electronics, and I was lost trying to figure out step 2. Seriously. There is no continuity between steps, sections or pages and I'm still not clear how to use most of the features. Pathetic? Yes, but I felt better after my riding buddy who is an IT guru said he was equally confused setting up his. The buttons all work, they're easy enough to use and I like the fact that they all seem rugged. The iPhone app is fairly straight forward (again, zero instructions) and my daughter said the Android app was similarly okay. I like that the apps allow you to set radio station presets and a one-touch phone number to call at the push of a button, altho I haven't yet figured out how to make the call. Using Siri thru the helmet was easy and worked well.

The horrible instructions are the ONLY thing I don't like, so far. I'm fixing to go on a 10 day riding tour across Europe and will let y'all know how the system held up once I get back.
July 6, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Changed my riding experience
Friends & I bought these for a ride from England to Sweden. The two key reasons that led to choosing the PackTalk were (1) everyone can speak to and hear everyone else at the same time, and (2) the audio output jack is a standard 1/8" audio plug, meaning you can use your favorite earbuds, headphones, aftermarket helmet speakers, etc. without being constrained to using what Cardo sells.
Four of us had full-face helmets with shields and used the stick-on mic inside the chin bar of the helmets ; one had a 3/4 helmet with shield and used the boom mic. Both mics are included with each PackTalk.
We rode all day every day for almost a week, with pouring rain for hours and hours, and with temperatures right down to freezing as well as up to 80F. Fog, rain, clear sun, through towns and forests. We never had a single problem with the units, using them on DMC mode to listen to our own music individually while participating in the group conversation at the same time. Battery life claims to be 8 hours but running it continually to play music and maintain our usual banter had my unit beeping the 'low battery' signal after about 5 hrs. Interestingly, it would keep working for almost 2 more hours before finally dying, so I guess 8 hrs isn't too far off. Your music automatically goes very quiet when someone is speaking or when a phone call comes in, but you can manually choose priorities for each input source.
Positioning the speakers in your helmet is very important. Get them very close to your ear and everything is lovely with plenty of volume to spare. Have them very far away and all you hear is that someone is making noise in your helmet. We had only a little problem with one mic picking up wind noise, but that was solved when our buddy realized he'd installed his boom mic backward facing into the wind. For the rest of us in full-face helmets there was no need to raise our voices and very rarely any wind background noise when speaking.
Charging time seems to be about 4 hours from fully dead.
The kit comes with plenty of extra Velcro pieces if you don't like where you put things the first time.
Our group used both the mechanical clips and the permanent tape for mounting; both versions worked well. It was difficult to get the metal clip fitted onto my Shoei GT-Air helmet but now it's on I have no concern about losing it.

That's all the plain facts and good points. What's not so good? My biggest complaint - and I do mean big - is the instruction manual. It is HORRIBLE. Poorly written, no organization, no explanation of what button they are referring to, and no continuity from one page to the next. The manual itself was almost enough to make me send mine back after I first received it. It's awful. Stay strong, though! Give yourself a couple hours (hours!) to mess with it and you will figure it out! Once you figure out the functions it's actually easy to use even with waterproof gloves on top of insulated cold weather gloves. For real. Download the app to your smartphone so you can preset radio stations and other features, and that helps make everything else a tiny bit easier to figure out, too. It's frustrating but it's worth it.
April 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Not ready for prime time.
Units tested have version 1.0 of the software. I found no software updates.

First impression off the mount seemed cheap but it work and is solid fit on my neotec helmet. Nice compact package smaller than my other BT Headset.

PROs
Intercom works great. We love the intercom. Clear and easy to understand at all speeds. Built in Radio works great. Parallel tasking radio and intercom very good. Paired my bike audio to Bluetooth channel 2 (music) works ok.

CONs
Parallel tasking Music plus intercom. Voice intercom was so bad it was useless. I could not get music sharing to work with either the built in radio nor the music.

I hope I hope I hope, (because I really want this to work) there will be software updates to fix. In the mean time it is not working as advertised. I have email into cardo but not heard from customer service yet.
June 20, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2014 BMW K1600GTL
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
KILLER HEADSET
I hate to sound over the edge but this product has done nothing less than changing the way me and my buddies do our weekend rides. Being able to get in- and out of the pack without killing the whole group connection is an amazing experience which we never got with good-ol-bluetooth. That's how it must have felt way back when they went from from black and white to full color TV. Quite a screamer this Packtalk thing.
June 22, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Sound Clarity
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality Product. Weak documentation.
I received the Palktalk Duo on Saturday and left on my road trip on Monday so I didn't have a lot of time to test and tweak my settings. I have mostly used the intercom feature, but I have also used cell phone and music feature. All work very well. Operating with gloves is very easy. The features I've explored work very well, but the documentation is weak and focuses mostly on the features associated with riders joining and leaving and rejoining the comm "pack". Tweaking the volume levels for each feature (mobile phone, intercom, radio, music) works well but could use clearer instruction and explanation at first I thought the volume levels were too low (like on my G4) but using the iPhone app I tweaked up now I can go back to using ear plugs when I ride!. Build quality is very good. My only gripes are that although the quickly detachable Packtalk unit securely attached it also detaches very easily with a misplaced finger or thumb (although you'd really have to reach far back to reach the release- if you did release the latch at speed that would be it for your Packtalk! so I'm looking for a mini lanyard like on the go pro) Also, it would be nice if they included a semi-hard case for the detachable unit storage and transport .
July 23, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2012 BMW K1600GTL
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
It could be better.
I got my product yesterday. I noticed that the mount to attach the unit on the base could be better. The speakers is not that loud compared to the sena s20. I still can not get the Voice command to work at all. The instruction manual is horrible. I took the Packtalk for a test run on DMC it's nice because when one person is disconnect out of range it connects back automatically. After about 1/8 of a mile the sound is fuzzy. I have a total of 4 units.
June 19, 2015
Ride:
2008 Yamaha YZF-R1
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Solid Investment
Finally bit the bullet and picked up a set of communicators for longer road trips with my friends. All I can say is these absolutely make the miles fly by and it's great being able to communicate with other riders in your group. The only reason I really chose this over the Sena were looks and the waterproof rating but I think you would be just as well off with a sena unit. The volume control wheel is awesome and provides great feedback with gloves on and the buttons are ok to operate with summer gloves, but winter ones become a bit vague if you aren't used to the device yet. You won't regret this purchase, however if you make the mistake of watching Anthony's video run down like I did you will unmistakably start a cult with fellow cardo users, maintaining full radio silence except for the intermittent singing of the word "PackTalk!" You have been warned. Great product!
November 7, 2016
Purchased
12 months ago
Ride:
1981 Yamaha SR250T
Ease Of Install
4 / 5
Sound Clarity
4 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Great leap forward in tech, couple steps back in function
Got my PackTalk last night. Install only took an hour for both helmets since I already had the velcro there from the G9s.
The unit is bigger than what I expected. Its not a bad thing considering its on the side of the helmet and you need to be able to hit the buttons with gloves on.
The two items right off that bother me are the dust/water cover for the micro USB slot and the snap in connection of the unit to the helmet mount.
On the G9/G9x, the dust cover was big and sometimes a bit of a pain to get off, but that was a good thing. You knew it was secure. On the PackTalk, its small and sometimes difficult to get seated correctly and even then you wonder if it will stay well.
On the G9/G9x, you could physically see how the unit attached to the helmet mount. The unit has two posts that sit in cut out grooves of the mount that then lock in place when you slide it back. The PackTalk snaps into the mount. It has a small tongue and groove point at the front and a two more in the rear. The two in the rear are part of the release mechanism that you press toward the helmet to release the unit. I am sure it is secure, but the G9/G9x gave that extra feeling of being secure when it locked into place.

The G9/G9x have their own learning curve, and that does not go aware with the PackTalk. There are three buttons and a rolling wheel that are used to navigate the options. It will take some reading and practice to remember the different button combinations when using the unit.
There is a phone app that so far looks really good. What I have used of it, I like it. For major items like creating a pack, or joining a pack, I would use the phone app to do this.
I have not been able to use all of the different functions yet, so I may update my review after I get more time with the unit. These are just my first impressions.
June 17, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2008 Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
1 / 5
Sound Clarity
3 / 5
Great Way to Improve Safety
We purchased 4 of these radios so that my husband and I could communicate with our boys when we all rode together. This has really improved safety of our rides as we can help each other see hazards and can communicate route changes, etc. The radios are wonderful for this. The only downside is that the radios are a bit difficult to link up. Installation in the helmets is easy but getting these to work together took some research.
December 17, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
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