I use this to bluetooth to my phone and listen to music with earbuds under my helmet. I can also hear my turn by turn directions from GPS when need to which is nice. The buttons take a bit of getting used to with your gloves on but that's no big deal. As other reviewers have stated, glueing a magnet to the back with something coating it to prevent scratching is good little trick to do with this device. I just stick it to my tank and the controls are right there when i need them and it has never flown off. Highly recommended for an affordable bluetooth device to listen to some tunes while riding.
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I love listening to music while riding my ATV. I bought a cheap pair of Moto helmet compatible headphones that Velcro to the inside of the helmet. They work great but the cord going from the helmet to my pocket was always getting caught on things and was annoying when we stop and I take my helmet off. This ADAPT is exactly what I've been needing! I'm now cordless (I tucked pretty much all of the cord under the pads in the helmet) and have an easy access remote on the side of my head! The battery life is awesome as well.
If wearing on the left side of the head the micro USB port is pointed in front of you, which means a whole lot of dirt is going to collect inside there, and the skip forward/back buttons are reversed and not intuitive. Skip forward is pointing behind you, and Skip backward is pointing in front of you.
You are supposed to be able to use Siri on the iPhone, but I can't figure out how. The instructions weren't very good on that one.
The Play/Pause button is recessed in the middle which is just fine with thin gloves or no gloves, but is almost impossible to find and operate if wearing winter gloves.
The volume goes down to a certain level of lowness before the music gets paused on the next volume down push. This is incredibly annoying to me because I like to hear my music and still be able to hear other people talk, so I wish the volume would go quieter instead of shutting off.
Over all this is an amazing product that I would definitely buy again!
(sorry for the low quality photo. I had to zoom in a lot to show the ADAPT on the helmet.)
Ive been using speakers inside my helmet for a long time, and before this I always just ran a cord from my helmet to my phone. Now with this very affordable device I have just glued a magnet to it to magnetize to another magnet in my helmet shell and it just plugs directly into my helmet. no more cords to deal with!
Has easily 5+ hours of constant music playtime. and quickly syncs to my phone when turning it on.
I can play and control music, answer phone calls, send and recieve voice texts etc. all without having to touch my phone. just a few clicks on the side of my helmet is all it needs.
One downside is it cant be charged while in use, so I solved that issue by owning two of these.
I highly recommend this option vs the very expensive other bluetooth options out there.
I've owned this for exactly a year, and I never ride without it! I used to use a cheapo MP3 player to listen to tunes while riding, but this thing is even more convenient. I download music using my phone, so using a bluetooth headset saves the trouble of transferring the files to a second device. You can listen to anything your phone can do - so you can have pandora/internet radio, podcasts, even audiobooks while you ride.
There are two challenges I had with this:
1. Headphones - it took awhile to find a pair of earbuds that fit comfortably under my helmet and didn't get pulled out when I put it on. A 15 dollar pair of JVC's do the trick, or this also works with helmet speakers as long as they have a headphone jack.
2. Using the buttons with gloves on - just took a little practice. I can use all of the functions with my winter gloves easily now.
Tip: glue a rare-earth magnet to the back side of the clip and cover it with something that doesn't scratch paint - stick it to your tank while you ride. This lets you grab it when you want to hit the buttons, and you won't yank headphones out of your ears if you get off of (or fly off of) your motorcycle.
Another tip: For the clearest signal, turn the bluetooth volume to the max on your phone or whatever, then control the volume of the headphones using the device itself. The volume buttons on the adapt only control it's output, not the volume of your phone.
Battery life is good, I get about 6-8 hours on a charge; I generally keep the volume pretty low, so you may have shorter if you keep it cranked - for example if you're using speakers and have to overcome road noise. The charging connector is uncommon, so you'll have to keep the included USB cable handy if you want to be able to charge it. It's not advertised as such, but I would call it water resistant. I ride with the thing on my tank in the rain, and it takes alot to have any effect. Only after a good soaking before the buttons will become unresponsive (kinda funny when you can't turn it off), and after about an hour of this it will simply shut down. However, let it dry out and it works like new again.
The only two flaws are the funky charging cable, and that it does not play while charging. It's an excellent product, and at this price you can't go wrong.
There have been no questions asked about the Outdoor Tech Adapt - Bluetooth Adaptor.