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Cardo Packtalk Black Review 08

We have had the opportunity to try out the Packtalk Bold thanks to Cardo Systems. Upon arrival was impressed by the quality packaging and design which leads to notion that we are dealing with quality.

There are a variety of Bluetooth headset brands available in the market and Cardo is one of the leaders, I can’t compare it to previous test of a Sena as I didn’t perform that test.

The company (Cardo Systems) has been in this business for quite some time and offers some of the best in class gadgets. The Packtalk Bold is one of their latest offerings, this new device offers a variety of new features over its predecessor the Packtalk Bold, which makes your journeys even more fun on the road.

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What’s in the box:

  • Packtalk bold
  • 40mm Speakers with sound by JBL
  • Packtalk Audio Kit
  • Glue Plate
  • Corder Microphone
  • Hybrid Microphone
  • Velcro Pads
  • Use Cable (charger)

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The Bold is equipped with 40mm JBL speakers, the sound is crispy and the audio settings can be tuned via the app according to your taste. Cardo has partnered with JBL to develop this headset, which offers good soundproofing, and it is only when you are riding at speeds of above 100mph (not that we got to test those speeds) that you may notice a bit of wind noise.

As far the connectivity is concerned, the Cardo Packtalk Bold can simultaneously connect with up to 15 riders. The sound quality does not get distorted even if you are at a distance of a mile from another rider, thanks to an effective range of one mile. The intelligent system reconnects on its own when it detects that you are again in the range of another rider. A great convenient feature is that the system can pair itself with a Bluetooth headset of any brand.

The list of convenient features does not end here. A 13-hour battery life provides peace of mind and even if your Bluetooth headset runs out of charge, you can recharge it using a 12V socket. The software system responds very well to the voice commands and performs very well without any glitches. The headset continues to work smoothly even in case of a downpour, Cardo has done an excellent job in making sure that it is waterproof.

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The Cardo Packtalk Bold features DMC Mesh technology, 40mm JBL speakers, connectivity to your phone for calls, music, an FM radio and Bluetooth capability and can be paired to Cardo or other brands’ Bluetooth communicators.

Our summary

  • Mesh gives clarity across larger groups or rider to pillion
  • Good looks and design
  • Initially a bit fiddly to install
  • Good voice-control
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Waterproof
  • 2 year Warranty 

Is it worth the price tag I think that’s for you to decide I would say it’s cheaper than the new Packtalk Bold and equally as good.

Checkout our previous posts on new Cardo Packtalk Black and post on DMC Mesh technology

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