Cardo’s BK-1 Bluetooth communication system (Cardo)
Cardo Systems, known for their wireless
Bluetooth communication systems for motorcycle helmets, offer a new model called the cardo
BK-1, a communication and entertainment system designed cyclists.
The BK-1 incorporates similar
design and construction to cardo’s scala rider line of motorcycle headsets. The
BK-1 offers voice-activated, two-way, or three-way rider communication with a
1,600ft range. The cardo BK-1 also offers hands-free use of Bluetooth-enabled
mobile phones, MP3 players, and GPS devices.
Cardo say the waterproof receiver
and microphone work with virtually any bicycle helmet. The system uses a
noise-cancelling microphone, and hovering speakers that avoid ear contact to
allow for better spatial awareness. Riders can use the system to enjoy
Bluetooth-enabled entertainment or navigation devices on the go, and can make,
receive, or decline mobile phone calls via voice command or the touch of a
The BK-1 provides up to
seven hours of talk time on a rechargeable battery that requires three hours to
fully charge. It comes with a multi-functional USB jack to accommodate software
upgrades, as well as a universal travel charger.
The BK-1 is said to fit on most helmets, and allows communication between three riders
The BK-1 is available,
now, at select distributors, retail outlets and specialty shops for US$229.95 (
for the single unit, or $469.95 (
for the double.