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Bike SMS seeks final crowd funding

A French company which plans to produce LED signs for motorcycles and cars so riders and drivers can communicate with each other by SMS is having a second go at funding its product. The idea is you use voice activation to dictate a written message to traffic which is displayed on an LED sign. It could …

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Map expert reviews TomTom Rider 550 GPS

TomTom has finally released their new Rider 550 satnav with new routes, wifi, personalised trips, smartphone connectivity, group sharing and voice activation. It costs $599 and we wondered whether it is worth the money when smartphones these days seem to do so much of the tasks of a satnav. So we handed over the unit …

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Speedo Minder Pro app by Steve Grealy

Speedo Minder app might save your licence

Unlike many speed-alert apps and GPS devices, the new Australian Speedo Minder Pro app alerts riders when they are over the posted speed limit and until they slow down. It also has a lot more adjustment to suit your needs. App developer Steve Grealy, 60, of Adelaide says it took “nearly four years, quite a few …

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RiderBuds smallest earphones for riders

RiderBuds earphones claim to be the smallest, softest, toughest, quietest and most secure earphones for riders that won’t come out when you put your helmet on or take it off. Founder Maurice Dziubinski says he has spent hundreds of hours testing the earphones, talked with more than 1000 riders around the world and had a …

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DAAL Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

Active noise-cancelling system for helmets

An active noise-cancelling system for motorcycle helmets has been launched by Norwegian tech startup DAAL at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Noise is a big issue in helmets with damaging levels of up to 110dB at highway speed that can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) over time. Click here for more information. Many …

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Cardo promise hi-fi helmet sound

Hi-fi quality sound is coming to motorcycle helmets after Cardo Systems, makers of the popular Scala Bluetooth helmet intercom, announced a partnership with hi-fi speaker company JBL. The American company announced at last week’s Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne that the new speakers would be included in their Packtalk units from next year. JBL is …

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Bosch mySPIN adds 46+ apps to motorcycles

German electronic engineering company Bosch has now produced a mySPIN controller for motorcycle instruments that allows riders to access more than 46 phone apps. And that number is growing! The Bosch controller is like a motorcycle version of Apple’s CarPlay. MySPIN Like CarPlay, the Bosch platform makes motorcycle instruments look and feel more like a smart phone. They …

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Barz Optics photochromic, polarised, bifocal sunglasses prizes

Barz Optics bifocal sunglasses for riders

Have you ever had to stop riding and swap your sunglasses for bifocal or prescription glasses to read a map or your instruments? Soon you may not have to stop and swap! A small family company based on the Gold Coast claims to have developed the world’s first photochromic bifocal sunglasses for motorcycle riders so …

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EyeCo flashes alerts in helmet or goggles

The makers of the basic EyeCo head-up display unit that flashes coloured alert lights in a rider’s peripheral vision claim it is a “Fitbit for your eyesight”. EyeCo refer to it as a “personal co-pilot” that helps racers train and supplies basic navigation aids. It looks more like a distraction to us, but it could …

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