ANOTHER ENTRY in the 'things we wonder how we did without them' is the Bluetooth headset. A tiny radio on your helmet, which connects to mobile phones, sat-navs and doubles as an intercom to other headsets - just the job for commuting and longer journeys.
And now Italian firm Givi has launched its own take on the product - the new I303S Bluetooth and intercom. It's a commendably tiny unit, and charges off a standard USB connection for eight hours of talk time and seven days of standby time. It uses a general attachment setup that will suit most helmets, and comes with Velcro attachments for the earphone speakers and microphone sponges. RRP is around £165 but street price (well, eBay price...) might be cheaper.
- Talk time: 8 hours
- Stand-by time: 7 days
- Battery charging time: 2.5 hours
- Intercom working distance
- Up to 200 m (220 yards) in open terrain
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Bluetooth Profile
- Headset Profile
- Hands-Free Profile
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
- Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)