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New bluetooth headset for bikers

The AKE BlueCom 102 pairs up motorcycle helmets via Bluetooth

The AKE BlueCom 102 Bluetooth helmet wins the prize of cool gadget of the day so far. They look very handy if you’re off out riding your motorcycle this weekend…

The BlueCom 102 Pocket Repeater from German firm AKE Electronic has built-in Bluetooth that lets you communicate with fellow bikers when you’re out on the road.

The portable Bluetooth communications hub basically lets two motorcyclists communicate with each other via Bluetooth within a 20m range.

Hooked up

It runs on standard batteries, weighs just 65g and the lithium-ion battery promises up to 8 hours’ battery life in operations mode. Naturally, any other Bluetooth-enabled handset can be hooked up too, and it will work with any combination of devices, including GPS units, mobile phones and even portable music players.

You’ll hear any audio content - such as GPS instructions and bike-to-bike discussion - but also mobile phone calls.

There's one button per helmet set for all necessary adjustments, including on or off, pairing, connecting etc. This means that settings can be made separately for each Bluetooth channel.

You’ll be able to buy the AKE BlueCom 102 Pocket Repeater on its own, or bundled with a couple of Bluetooth helmets, although no details on pricing or availability dates were given.