Ah, the year 2019. A year in which robots will take over the world and we all bec… Nah, I’m kidding.
Living in the year 2019 means that we have to deal with a a lot of technological developments. Smartphones, the internet, motorcycles with cool technical features (but do we use them tho) and… one of the biggest things: the social network!
Our social network is so easy to reach nowadays, we can send someone on the other side of the world a text message within seconds. But this technology needed to be translated to motorcycle users too. Meaning: intercoms!
Some people like it, others don’t; either way, being able to stay connected to your phone and/or the squad you’re riding with, is something that I do prefer. I find it easy to be in contact with Riding Rooster whenever we are riding around. This way, I can annoy him with my bla-bla-bla and to be honest, he likes it even tho he says he doesn’t (I know you do.).
But all jokes aside, it’s easy to be able to communicate with your squad whenever you are planning a two person (or more) trip! So, what will happen when I’m almost out of fuel and I REALLY need to get some..?
The answer to that is provided to me via my friends at Cardo Systems!
Cardo Systems is #1 market leader in intercoms, and they have send me (and Riding Rooster) a set of the Cardo Packtalk SLIM. For your information, we both have owned a Packtalk for quite a while, nowadays known as the “BOLD” version. Our personal preference was to try out the Cardo Packtalk SLIM, because it’s lightweight, much smaller than the BOLD version and it does the same things as well.
Now, let me tell you some specifications of the Cardo Packtalk SLIM:
- You can connect with up to 15 (!) riders
- It is only 6.5mm thick
- It has the longest real life range; that means that you’re able to communicate even when someone is 1000 meters in front of you.
- You can connect your phone with ease, meaning that you can get calls & listen to music.
- Automatic Volume: The volume will automatically adjust to the noise outside
- 13 hours talk time (after one full charge)
- It’s IP67 Waterproof
Now, these are just a few specifications which are implemented in the Cardo Packtalk SLIM. Not that I ever ride in rain (hate that), but you can’t spell Netherlands without ‘rain’.
So having an intercom that you don’t have to worry about whenever the weather gods decide to pour rain, that’s amazing! This was also the reason for me to buy a Cardo Packtalk a couple of years ago, because it’s competitors are not waterproof nor are they as sleek in design as Cardo.
I haven’t installed the Cardo Packtalk SLIM yet, but I will keep you up-to-date on my Instagram channel. Make sure to follow me! A review about the Cardo Packtalk SLIM will be live soon, after I have installed and tested this bad boy.
Do you have a communication system and if yes, which one? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time,