Domio Sport Bluetooth helmet system is claimed to provide music without internal speakers and messy wires. However, we have our concerns about this product and issue a warning to riders to be cautious.
The Canadian company launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to start production of their Domio Pro unit that now comes with a microphone system that has no internal or boom mic.
Their Facebook page says they are shipping in June 2019 and they contacted us to say they would send one for review.
However, it has not turned up, social media is rife with complaints about product not arriving and there is a complaint about the quality from a reader at the end of this article.
We warn riders of “Buyer Beware” with this product, as with any product.
Domio say their Sport and Pro use micro-vibration technology to deliver sound into your helmet.
The Sport model is similar to Headwave Tag which uses “surface transduction” to transmit vibrations through the helmet.
However, we tested the Headwave unit and found it awful. Click here to read our review.
At $US129 ($A175), the Domio Sport is cheaper than the Headwave Tag ($A449), but neither has a microphone — until now.
How Domio Pro allegedly works
Domio Pro includes a wireless, noise canceling “air mic” that, like the sound unit, sticks on the outside of the helmet.
It uses “beamforming” technology which is a process that allows you to focus a WiFi signal.
In this case it also cancels out wind noise and sound vibrations coming from the helmet shell and only accepts sound from a small area right in front of your mouth.
It’s not a Bluetooth intercom unit, so if you want to talk with another rider or your pillion, you will have to call them on your phone.
You can pre-order Domio Pro now for a 35% discount on the retail price of $US199 (about $A270).
Given our dismal experience with Headwave Tag, we can’t recommend this unit until we have tested one.