Sena SMH10R

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by cognosticator, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. cognosticator

    cognosticator Been here awhile

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    http://www.senabluetooth.com/products/smh10r.php?tab_menu=overview

    Anybody seen this low profile version. I didn't see it listed on Rocketmoto website, at least not last night.

    I read the pdf instructions, so it does the same as the SMH10, just a low profile version.

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  2. RocketMoto

    RocketMoto 2 Many Motersikles

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    It exists only in the Ether. :deal

    Supposed to be available this quarter, according to Sena. I prefer not to anticipate release dates until our distributor says they're on the UPS truck to our door.
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  3. cognosticator

    cognosticator Been here awhile

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    Sena told me yesterday that they would be shipping to their distributors today, not the resellers but distributors.

    I am sure that would be the first time a mfg would lie about a product release though :D
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  4. GillT

    GillT Been here awhile

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    I just ordered one through Revzilla...I got a notification from them that they were available and "in stock". So lets if in fact arrives...

    I'm a little nervous, being the initial release hopefully it's not plagued with bugs...
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  5. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist

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    Theree was a Sena rep at the IMS in DC a couple of weeks ago. He had one mounted on a helmet, which I checked out. It didn't really interest me. I don't want anything stuck to my helmet. Clamped to it is fine. And extra wires to tuck in some place, between the unit and the battery pack also did not appeal to me. Personally, I like the regular SMH10 just fine.
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  6. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Just got an email from Revzilla that they were now in stock.......several weeks ago I put in my email addy to receive an alert.

    I'm ready to jump in! I'm curious how the buttons will work with gloves on....the previous SMH10 model has the big dial which you push or turn...very easy w/ gloves. However, I don't like the bulky look of the old model.

    Price isn't a real factor since the new one is only 20 or so more each I think...not the end of the world if its new technology.
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  7. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Yeah the battery pack is kinda dumb
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  8. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer

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    Bump.........I thought I'd bump this thread to share my experience with Bluetooth Headset #6 for me: the Sena SMH10R (aka 10R). First - my litany of headsets:
    #1: Cardo Scala G4: worked fine, but I beat the microphone boom to death by repeatedly flipping down the face of my Nolan N103 modular and trapping it in the gap. Time to try a fixed mic. Also, the Cardo didn't handle earbuds. I had to do "surgery" on mine to wire in a 3.5m mic jack.
    #2: Sena SMH10: worked fine with earbuds and fixed mic in my new HJC full-face fixed helmet.
    #3: Upgraded to Sena 20S: Everything the SHM10 had AND the awesome ambient mic button to help us earbud users hear those around us talk. I bought one of the first to market and it had the dreaded crackling noise.
    #4: New Sena 20S delivered in exchange for the crackly one.
    Some bastard stole my HJC with my 20S mounted. No helmet Bluetooth for a while.
    #5: Bought a second SMH10 to enable my son and I to intercom on our moto adventure in Zambia (http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/mini-moto-adventure-in-zambia-plan-b.1078705/#post-27165027)
    Somehow, both SMH10s disappeared in the chaos of packing and returning from Africa!!!
    Now I was back in the market. I started riding again with my old Nolan N103 and remembered how much I liked a modular/flip-up. I did not want to go back to the boom mic. I wondered if I could find a good way to mount a fixed mic in the chin bar? I was also not to crazy about putting out another $300 for a 20s.

    I looked hard at the SMH10R and thought it may be small enough to mount directly on the modular flip-up chin bar.
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    I tidied up the wires with some Sugru (fantastic stuff: pliable like putty, cures like silicone, very sticky)

    My only complaint so far is using the 10R with gloves. The center "Sena" button is hard to find with fingertips. My plan is to add a bit more Sugru to make this button stand very proud of the "+"/"-". It detracts a bit from the low-profile concept, but will work fine for me.

    So far, I'm happy with the arrangement. I do miss the ambient noise mic from the 20S. I think I may also appreciate NOT taking the unit off the helmet to charge. Those on/off connectors on the 20S have given some people trouble in the rain. It's no big deal to set my helmet down next to a micro-USB charger.

    I'd like to find an "ambient sound" app for the iPhone to provide the same function as the button on the 20S. Any ideas?
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