Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome to the moto communication age


Well I finally did it! I treated myself & motorcycle man to a Sena.  We actually found a barely used dual Sena SMH10R on UsedVic for an awesome deal.  I usually don't buy used electronics because quite honestly you really aren't sure if it is going to work.  I stumbled upon the ad and decided that we should just check it out and go from there.  The fellow we bought it from bought it in April, he barely used it and used only one of them. He said his wife didn't like talking while riding. I wanted one to make it easier than flailing my arms around trying to get someone's attention when they are gloriously riding along in ignore mode, now I can "moto nag".  Oh yeah life is good. Now if only I could figure out how to work it.  I am sure once I use it a time or two I will have it all squared away.  

11 comments:

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

I have friends that love these things; I know nothing about them but it's easy to imagine that it beats flailing! It should work well for you two.

David Masse said...

You are going to love them. Try it with ear plugs, the sound quality will amaze you.

Trobairitz said...

I agree with David, you are going to love them. We have the older model. I think Polar Bear has this model where the battery is separate on the helmet.

We have ours on the always open setting so all we have to do is talk for the other to hear us. No pushing buttons to talk. Of course then you can also hear hiccups, burping, and singing, lol.

But then, neither of us listen to music while riding so we enjoy the Senas.

Richard M said...

We use them with the speakers and with earplugs, it is sometimes difficult to hear sound from the speakers. Definitely an improvement over arm waving, I'll be interested in seeing a followup report once you get used to them.

bob skoot said...

Dar:

I have a Sena but I have no one to talk to but it's a great way to keep in touch whilst riding. Makes it feel like you are not riding alone anymore

bob: riding the wet coast

Susan Masse said...

Bob, I filled your ears with endless chatter to last at least a year or two.

Oh, and Dar, music is kickass, at least it is dished up by Siri and my iPhone.

Susan Masse said...

Ha! it's David of course, but logged in as my charming wife :)

Dar said...

Bob - you can come over here and I will ride with ya and "moto nag" you anytime!

Edward Kilner said...

I have a Cardo unit because my friend Richard has one. I used it on my trip, for GPS prompts and music. There was a learning curve and I still need to reload my iPod so the songs are loud enough - some are too soft to hear and I thought the Cardo battery was bad.

I should do a blog post on this...

Dar said...

I used it again today and am getting the hang of it. We had to order another set of fasteners for the unit because with it being used we were short a set, so I will have the full experience next weekend when the hub uses his. I am liking it so far.

Deb said...

New fangled "thangs", eh?

Sounds awesome!