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Cardo Scala Rider

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and portability. The usability and design also get good opinions, but the microphone and value for money get critical opinions.

sound, design, usability, portability, build quality

value for money, microphone

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Cardo Scala Rider is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 150 reviews)

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Cardo Scala Rider

 

Though it shares part of its name with Cardo's Scala 500 Bluetooth headset , the Cardo Scala Rider looks nothing like its sibling. In fact, it resembles no other Bluetooth headset we've seen before. Its most prominent feature is a compact (1.18...

Clear audio quality; solid battery life.

Tiny controls; volume can be too loud.

The Cardo Scala Rider Bluetooth headset offers motorcyclists clear audio quality, but the tiny controls hamper its usability.

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Cardo Scala-Rider Mobile Headset Review and Prices

 

This mobile headset is designed specifically with motorcyclists in mind. The Scala-Rider fits both open-faced and full helmets, connecting to your phone via Bluetooth. Incoming calls can be accepted or rejected by voice commands, and the battery offers...

Comfortable design, strong clarity, excellent battery

Tiny volume controls

Consumer review by:

Works good but there are issues that need to be fixed"

 

The Q4 works great for communications in a gr... 

The cell phone works quite well. The intercom works well when you are in "line of site", probably 1 mile. Audio and sound are quite good. Battery holds a charge and recharges quickly

1 A lot of interference in mountainous areas. 2 If you are not in line of site you loose the signal FAST 3 There are issues when using a Smart phone. 4They need a "monitor" or "side tone". You cannot hear yourself talk at road speeds on a Harley

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Works good but there are issues that need to be fixed

 

The Q4 works great for communications in a group. It also work excellent in getting cell phone calls. The main issue is I get a lot of interference when in the mountains. Around the city it seems fine. A second issue is that I ride a Harley and at...

The cell phone works quite well. The intercom works well when you are in "line of site", probably 1 mile. Audio and sound are quite good. Battery holds a charge and recharges quickly

1 A lot of interference in mountainous areas. 2 If you are not in line of site you loose the signal FAST 3 There are issues when using a Smart phone. 4They need a "monitor" or "side tone". You cannot hear yourself talk at road speeds on a Harley

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"Works good but there are issues that need to be fixed"

 

The Q4 works great for communications in a group. It also work excellent in getting cell phone calls. The main issue is I get a lot of interference when in the mountains. Around the city it seems fine. A second issue is that I ride a Harley and at...

The cell phone works quite well. The intercom works well when you are in "line of site", probably 1 mile. Audio and sound are quite good. Battery holds a charge and recharges quickly.

1 A lot of interference in mountainous areas. 2 If you are not in line of site you loose the signal FAST 3 There are issues when using a Smart phone. 4They need a "monitor" or "side tone". You cannot hear yourself talk at road speeds on a Harley.

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Cardo Scala Rider

 

The Q4 works great for communications in a group. It also work excellent in getting cell phone calls. The main issue is I get a lot of interference when in the mountains. Around the city it seems fine. A second issue is that I ride a Harley and at...

The cell phone works quite well. The intercom works well when you are in "line of site", probably 1 mile. Audio and sound are quite good. Battery holds a charge and recharges quickly

1 A lot of interference in mountainous areas. 2 If you are not in line of site you loose the signal FAST 3 There are issues when using a Smart phone. 4They need a "monitor" or "side tone". You cannot hear yourself talk at road speeds on a Harley

Consumer review by:

Works well, but!

 

If you charge your Scala rider whilst its still on the helmet don't forget to unplug it before moving your helmet. I did and it pulled the charger plug from the main unit and broke the very, very small + pin that goes up inside the charger plug and the...

It does all what it says on the box

Stupid mistake has scrapped it and no answer from scala website

Consumer review by:

"Works well, but!"

 

If you charge your Scala rider whilst its still on the helmet don't forget to unplug it before moving your helmet. I did and it pulled the charger plug from the main unit and broke the very, very small + pin that goes up inside the charger plug and the...

It does all what it says on the box

Stupid mistake has scrapped it and no answer from scala website.

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"The scala Q2 is a fantastic headset"

 

The scala Q2 was exactly what I was looking for in a motorcycle headset- passenger to passenger, FM radio, stereo, bluetooth to at least one other device. The added benefit was the ability to talk to a second headset and a very long range (up to 1600...

multiple devices, long range, flexible

audio quality average, too many functions with not enough buttons

Consumer review by:

The scala Q2 is a fantastic headset

 

The scala Q2 was exactly what I was looking for in a motorcycle headset- passenger to passenger, FM radio, stereo, bluetooth to at least one other device. The added benefit was the ability to talk to a second headset and a very long range (up to 1600...

multiple devices, long range, flexible

audio quality average, too many functions with not enough buttons

Product Specifications

Unlike competing products, you don't have to glue the headset to your helmet. Just attach the clamp to the bottom of the helmet, and slide the scala-rider onto the holding reel. Attaching and releasing happens in a matter of seconds. The scala-rider kit offers not only superb features, ease of use and assembly but also great looks and is universally compatible with Bluetooth cell phones or PDA phones. The wind-resistant microphone provides clear communication even at relatively high-speed driving conditions. The super slim speaker fits even into tight helmets while advanced electronic components lets users initiate, receive or reject calls by voice-control. No other such product offers that many features and functions.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Header

Manufacturer:Cardo Systems
Model:Scala-rider
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Cardo

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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