Main Motorcycle: 08 Thruxton
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
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Just some follow up. I got the UClear for Christmas and installed in my Scorpion EXO-400. I can say that I am NOT disappointed with the performance of the speakers clarity for music and phone. At 60mph, I had to turn the speakers down. I don't know how reviewers said they couldn't hear the speakers at highway speeds, unless they are possibly using an open face helmet. Also, on the other end, my wife could hear me fine at 60mph, even with my visor cracked open a couple of notches. She said I was yelling and it would have sounded better if I just talked normal. That is something that I will have to concentrate about on my end. When I was going slow, or stopped, she said she couldn't tell I was talking on the unit and it sounded just like on a phone. I can understand the concerns with the bike to bike, but I don't really ride with anyone so that is not that important to me at the moment. Uclear does have some bluetooth dongle that supposedly opens up more options for communicating with further distances. Not sure how it works though, as I think it is still fairly new.
My only real gripe with limited use so far is the fact that the buttons are hard to press with gloves on, especially winter gloves. The buttons are flat and dont have much positive movement to let you fell if your pushing down. I quess that is the downside of it's small profile. However, I already modified mine with some small clear rubber bumpers with sticky backs from the hardware store. They are about 3/8" thick, and if stuck to the three buttons on the unit, give a raised knob that you can feel. I tested it out with my winter gloves on and it seems this will work. I think that UClear should implement a change similar to this for the next generation of this unit.
But so far for me, understanding it's only had one road run, I give it a 4.5/5.0. If I decide I like it after some time, I think I will order another set of speakers and mounting hardware for $40 so I can switch the unit between my two favorite helmets.
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