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Cycle News 2020 Issue 40 October 6

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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P96 PRODUCT REVIEW I CARDO PACKTALK BLACK C ardo's line of Packtalk headsets has been around for ages, but the latest Packtalk Black is a little different. The 57-gram Packtalk Black allows you to mesh with up to 15 different riders, perfect for tour operators or even press launch ride conductors (hint, hint). Packtalk claims you can be up to one mile apart and even out of the line of sight and the Packtalks won't drop out of range. The Packtalk can link to any Bluetooth headset, so if your buddy is riding with a Sena, you can still chat. Sound comes from the 45mm speakers, developed with audio partners, JBL. Packtalk says the battery will last you 13 hours of talk time and you can charge the system as you ride via the USB connection that links up to your bike's 12v socket. There's all the usual stuff like voice con- trol for your phone features, text-to-voice, answering calls, FM radio and private chat that allows you to isolate one particular rider within your group and just talk to them, rather than all the other riders you're with. Cardo has also redeveloped their Cardo Connect app, designed to make all these features easy to access and play with. We are extremely impressed with the sound quality of the Cardo Packtalk Black communication system.

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