Cardo Systems, Inc., a leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmets, has announced two all-new additions to its scala rider product line: the rider-to-passenger Q1 TeamSet and the bike-to-bike capable Q3 MultiSet and Q3 Single.
Replacing the popular solo, TeamSet and Q2pro products, the new scala rider Q1 and scala rider Q3 bring a new design with improved ergonomics, longer battery life and new functions. A cool new feature on the Q1 TeamSet is a music-sharing function, which allows both rider and passenger the ability to listen to the same song from their smartphone or any other A2DP source. Both the Q1 and Q3 also come with optional boom-mounted or corded microphones and replaceable speakers, for riders who prefer their own headphones.
The Q1 and Q3 also include A2DP Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in FM radio with RDS, voice activation, a fully waterproof/dustproof housing and Cardo's unique click-to-link® pairing. The Q1 TeamSet includes two factory-paired units in the box and is aimed for communication between rider and passenger, says Cardo. The Q3 MultiSet adds increased range for bike-to-bike intercom communication up to 1,100 yards, as well as intercom toggling between up to 4 riders on two separate bikes or three riders on three separate bikes.
The new scala rider products come in three distinct packages: The Q1 TeamSet (with two factory paired Q1 units), the Q3 (a stand-alone unit), and the Q3MultiSet (containing two factory paired Q3 units). scala rider products will be available through Cardo retailers beginning in early May.
The scala rider Q1 TeamSet is priced at $249.95 and the Q3 MultiSet is $389.95. The Q3 will also be available as an individual unit, with single-headset systems retailing for $219.95.