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With all the new tech for cell phones hitting the market bluetooth head set seem to be the most popular thing out there. I personally don't have one yet but with all the missed calls trying to meet up with friends for a afternoon ride it seems like i stop remove helmet... return call and miss them only to put helmet back on and miss them calling back... One solution that I have debated is installing a blue tooth headset into the helmet for just such occasions. Granted the riding of a bike takes all priority over chatting on a cell but this would make it easier to catch calls and simply pull over for a sec to answer(very easy to do on a bike).... I have talk to a few people that have done this and the love it but I haven't seen them in some time. Now I have an interest in doing this myself but have no info to go by. I guess that leaves me with a couple questions.

1. Would this be feasible at all in the first place aka...legal @least in oh?
2. What head set will answer calls by voice or the talk function on the phone cuz you can't really press a button on the headset under a helmet!!!
3. What headset would allow you to extend the mic towards the front of the helmet.

IMO the headset would have to be mounted to the helmet for comfort reasons and the foam would probable need modified to allow the headset to fit

Obviously I don't think this is a good idea for a while riding situation but a headset would allow you to hear the ringer and pull over to answer or at least call back right away without the fuss of removing your helmet. Could come in handy anyway. Any and all feedback is welcome!
 

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With all the new tech for cell phones hitting the market bluetooth head set seem to be the most popular thing out there. I personally don't have one yet but with all the missed calls trying to meet up with friends for a afternoon ride it seems like i stop remove helmet... return call and miss them only to put helmet back on and miss them calling back... One solution that I have debated is installing a blue tooth headset into the helmet for just such occasions. Granted the riding of a bike takes all priority over chatting on a cell but this would make it easier to catch calls and simply pull over for a sec to answer(very easy to do on a bike).... I have talk to a few people that have done this and the love it but I haven't seen them in some time. Now I have an interest in doing this myself but have no info to go by. I guess that leaves me with a couple questions.

1. Would this be feasible at all in the first place aka...legal @least in oh?
2. What head set will answer calls by voice or the talk function on the phone cuz you can't really press a button on the headset under a helmet!!!
3. What headset would allow you to extend the mic towards the front of the helmet.

IMO the headset would have to be mounted to the helmet for comfort reasons and the foam would probable need modified to allow the headset to fit

Obviously I don't think this is a good idea for a while riding situation but a headset would allow you to hear the ringer and pull over to answer or at least call back right away without the fuss of removing your helmet. Could come in handy anyway. Any and all feedback is welcome!
Its 400 something for their helmets plus additional 200 something for the module. After that the skys the limit. Ipods, BT cellphones, audio from gps units etc... (helmets can be had much cheaper at actually retail outlets, my dad picked a brand new n102 for less than $250 at the recent moto expo show in san mateo ca)

at www.nolan.it they have videos on the home page explaining how it works and a few other cool things. I've been looking at getting a nolan and the module for a while now, it seems to be the only practical solution on the market.
 

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OK Not really what I meant!!!! Was looking for a headset that is not intended for this use but could work I do not want to buy a new helmet I simple was looking to modify current helmet to install a headset or a bluetooth headset under it. Key to this is cheap!!!!
 

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Motorola make all kinds of over the ear style BT Headsets. should work just fine! BT isn't CHEAP, pricey but not expensive...
 

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The way I look at it spend the good dollars on something that will last and work well. I feel there is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you realize the few bucks you saved weren't worth it. I've seen these Motorola attachments, chatterboxes etc... it just looks too cheap & hokey(still the aren't even that inexpensive either!), entirely MO, could be that they work great, but the thing that really gets me with the Nolan helmet and module is that it's virtually seemless and with the module built for the specific helmet for the specific job it is guaranteed for perfect fitment and functionality, unlike the attachments and etc.
 

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Great feedback everyone.. The riding season here in Ohio won't start for a little while yet so one of these weekends i am going to a couple local cell places to get some info and post back what I find! The fully integrate headsets allready in helmets is way out of my budget, but worst case I could get a normal head set that plugs into the phone real cheap and mount that in the helmet. Granted that wouldn't be as cool as bluetooth tech but it might work.


PS: Love the spell check feature!!!
 

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One of the reasons I got a bike is so I could tell people
I was riding and couldn't pick up. ;)
^^ You're willing to go a great length to find an excuse aren't ya ? :D
 

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^That is the beauty of Caller ID!! I could still use that excuse if I want to.
 
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I don't want to hijack the thread, but I always wondered why they call it bluetooth. Does the term have some meaning, or is it just marketing?

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i think its just a buzz word
 

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The name Bluetooth is derived from the cognomen of a 10th century king, Harald Bluetooth King of Denmark and Norway from 935 and 936 respectively, to 940. He is known for his unification of previously warring tribes from Denmark (including Scania, present-day Sweden, where the Bluetooth technology was invented) and Norway. Bluetooth likewise was intended to unify different technologies like computers and mobile phones

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The name Bluetooth is derived from the cognomen of a 10th century king, Harald Bluetooth King of Denmark and Norway from 935 and 936 respectively, to 940. He is known for his unification of previously warring tribes from Denmark (including Scania, present-day Sweden, where the Bluetooth technology was invented) and Norway. Bluetooth likewise was intended to unify different technologies like computers and mobile phones

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Wow learn something new every day! Thanks for the cool info.
 

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^love the new pipe so much i am reconsidering doing this... I can't hear myself think, now that's escaping the voices in the head! :p
 

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Not sure about Ohio (check the AMA website), but here in PA its illegal to cover either ear with any type of speaker, with the exception that you can a speaker in/over one ear for the purpose of communications (such as your bluetooth headset/earpiece).

If you're just worried about answering the phone, why not go cheap and just plug in the wired earpiece? My Motorola phone came with an earpiece with the inline mic and a button to answer/hangup calls. Put the phone in your jacket pocket, the wired earpiece in your ear, and throw on your helmet. You could probably use some velcro to set the inline mic inside the chinpiece of your helmet. At worst, it would let you say "Hold on while I pull over!" so you don't miss the call.
 
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