LIDL, Set of two way radios for motorbikes, inc recargeable batteries, from 21/6/10 £14.99 - HotUKDeals
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I like the "includes 12v in-car charger" bit :)

High performance PMR system allows hands-free, wireless communication between 2 or more motorcyclists
Features include:
- 8 channels with 38 CTCSS codes
- Channel scan function
- Voice-activated transmission
- 5 call tones
- Background light
- 24 hour clock
- Stopwatch
- Range up to (km): 5
Set includes 2 earphones, microphone, push-to- talk handlebar button, mains adaptor, 12V in-car charger and belt clip
4 rechargeable AAA batteries included
3 year manufacturer's warranty
Was £24.45
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#1
http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_09303_01_b.jpg
#2
I saw these yesterday and was amazed at the low price too. But, and this is a big but, the earphones don't look very comfortable (which can be a big issue when they are stuck under your lid for a long trip). Probably good for short trips.
suspended#3
Some of my biker mates have these.
The earpice is very uncomfortable and you cannot use them while they are charging and they eat batteries.

But for non b2b applications a good price

Also got a flip up helmet for £39.99

http://www.lidl.co.uk/static_content/lidl_uk/images/UK/UK_43200_01_b.jpg
#4
:-DJust what my boyfriend would love. The chance for me to talk all the way through a bike journey. It's one of the only times he can shut me up lol.
#5
^^^^^^^^^^ if you have to say everything twice he'll want some peace :p
#6
irradiated
^^^^^^^^^^ if you have to say everything twice he'll want some peace :p


She's talking on the way there and back.:-D
#7
Worth buying a set so you can mess with the minds of motorcycle learners who use the PMR system nearby.

;-)
#8
davester2k
Worth buying a set so you can mess with the minds of motorcycle learners who use the PMR system nearby.
;-)


Don't! I took my motorbike test 15 years ago and as I was riding along I picked up a baby monitor on the 2way:oops::?, would he **** as like believe me when I stopped and told him all I could hear was some screaming kid in my lug-oil.:p
#9
Locko60
Set of two way radios for motorbikes



Since when did motorbikes begin to talk by themselves... dude you should say for 'Motorcyclists'! ye man. over and out :w00t:
#10
i use Cobra MT975 pmr's for the bike with Vox headsets,, they are ace,, depending on the fitting, you can get some good mic/headsets from amazon for about £9 each.


With regards to the flip up lids,, beware, it looks like the opening switch is on the chin section, the very section that will sustain impact in the event of a crash,,, dont fancy the lid opening when in that situation.
#11
was doin a search on google to get the specs and found this,,, with some pics :)

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/355778/topcom-twintalker-6800-professional
#12
found this review,, hope it helps some people,, looks like it is ONLY 1 RADIO you get, not a pair..


This product is a very very basic system - the headsets attach around your ear, and you are both plugged into each other so getting on and off the bike requires unplugging. It is a bit fiddly, the sound quality is OK but don’t expect to be able to hear one another above the roar of riding at motorway speeds.

Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to focus on in this post. So since we already bought this basic intercom system last year, now we wanted to upgrade to something more sophisticated, less limiting and able to cope in case we’re riding separate motorcycles. So we picked up the Twintalker 6800 system at Lidl.


What’s included?

Each box contains one system (so if you intend to actually communicate with another person you’ll need to buy two!)

You get:
Two headphone speakers and a microphone which attach to the inside of your helmet with velcro;
A push button you can strap to your handlebar, so you press it to transmit before saying anything.
A walkie-talkie (with belt clip) which can be used separately as well; if you don’t plug in the head set or button, just use the hand held walkie-talkie while walking around town. It supposedly has a range of 5km, however we were not able to verify this just yet.
Four AAA batteries (rechargeable)
A car adapter to charge your walkie-talkie with
An AC adapter also for charging.

The walkie-talkies have 8 channels and 38 frequency settings. This means that you can only hear the other person if both walkie-talkies are set to the same channel and setting - so you have plenty to choose from in order to get rid of interference from other people.



You can also set the walkie-talkie to VOX - Voice Operated Transmission; doing away with the push button system if you prefer. We have not actually tried this yet, so cannot comment on whether wind noise interferes with the VOX.

Practicality: If you’re used to fiddling with this sort of thing, and are able to permanently stick your headset to the inside of your helmet, it may be easy and hassle-free. However, this being our first such system, we played around wit our helmets for quite a while, before finding a comfortable spot for everything. My husband was able to permanently stick his headset in the helmet and get rid of wiring behind the foam padding at the back, however my helmet is not so versatile. This means the headset has to be removed every time you want to go out without the intercom system. The wiring they give with this system is excessively long! This may be useful if you’re putting the walkie-talkie under your seat and feeding the wires through your jacket and into your helmet, but if you want to keep the walkie-talkie on your person, it’s really too much wire!

Sound Quality: The walkie-talkies on their own are fine, sound quality is as you would expect from such a device. It’s not a cellphone or a direct line, so some disturbance is to be expected. Now, when attaching the headsets inside the helmets, that’s where things get tricky. It is absolutely vital for the sound to come across clearly, that the microphone is positioned correctly. When we just tried it the first time, the sound quality was so horrible we couldn’t understand each other. The trick is to position the microphone around 1/2 inch from your mouth, but away from your breath so you don’t keep blowing on it while breathing or talking. We found that keeping it roughly between the lower lip and chin is the most ideal spot. It will still be close enough to pick up your voice, but not your breath.

Finish: The finish is quite crappy; although the wiring and connectors seem sturdy enough from the outside, when you stick the headphones into your helmet, some soldering is uncovered near the velcro, which looks like it might let go should you tug the wires too hard. Also, the connector in the pushbutton wire of my husband’s system was already missing a pin when we got it. Looking inside, all the connectors have extremely flimsy looking pins. Be careful to align both connectors properly before pushing them in, otherwise they will break or bend!

Value: Each Set (walkie-talkie, head set, adapters etc.) comes for 24.95 at Lidl. Now if you compare this with the manufacturer’s own online store; EUR 49.99, I think Lidl is quite reasonable. I must add though that for the usual price, taking into account exchange rates, I wouldn’t have bought this system. However, for little under 25 pounds per piece, it’s OK, maybe there are better systems out there, but they come at a cost!

Overall verdict: They’re not as good as some of the professional intercoms I’ve been exposed to (used in motorcycle training and driving test) but then those system’s didn’t cost just £50 for two sets. I’ll get back to this after using the intercom on a motorway journey with the final decision on whether they’re fun as a toy, or worth using for long trips.
#13
You can get cigarette lighter sockets which you just connect to your battery off ebay. Just search for 12v motorbike cigarette charging socket or something. They're handy, and it makes use of the car charger bit mentioned :thumbsup:
1 Like #14
I have a battery conditioner with spade connectors so there's always a little flylead attached to my battery. So, I can either charge the battery by connecting the optimiser OR, I can connect this little beauty to the same flylead for instant cigarette lighter awesomeness on my motorbike.

http://www.keysafe.co.uk/cigarette_socket_lead_2pin_plug_optsocket2_8365

I don't even smoke! Besides, where would I get an ashtray? :whistling:

I used this little gem on a bike tour - great for powering your sat nav and charging your mobile to reassure other half you're OK when you reach your latest waypoint.

Hope it helps,
fish.
#15
Disky
found this review,, hope it helps some people,, looks like it is ONLY 1 RADIO you get, not a pair..


You could be right there, they should make it more clear. The description on the page with all the motorcycle stuff says "£14.99 per set"

That should mean a set, as in a pair, but does it?

Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think you are right.

I wouldn't mind so much, but the actual radio is called a "TwinTalker" !!
#16
Hmmm I wonder if these are gonna be any good for me....at that price I suppose its gotta be worth a shot!
#17
RhysB
You can get cigarette lighter sockets which you just connect to your battery off ebay. Just search for 12v motorbike cigarette charging socket or something. They're handy, and it makes use of the car charger bit mentioned :thumbsup:


True Rhys but I'm not sure it charges whilst being used, so as long as you weren't using it it could be charged. I also use a 12 V charger.
#18
Thirty quid for two of these or this Abrecht one, which comes highly recommended.


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/Ride%20Magazine/Product%20test%20pdfs/11%20Nov08%20Intercom%20test.pdf
#19
dangermoose5
Thirty quid for two of these or this Abrecht one, which comes highly recommended.


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/upload/Ride%20Magazine/Product%20test%20pdfs/11%20Nov08%20Intercom%20test.pdf



This is only rider to pillion. Great if thats all you need, but most ride out with friends so pmr is the cheapest way to chat with other riders.:thumbsup:
#20
Anyone happen to find these listed on their local stores now? They seem to have dissapeared off all the stores that I know :(

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