PR: Sena Slashes Price Of Motorcycle Market’s First Audio Action Camera
By Matt Snyman
Look! A Video!
What is it like to talk an amazing amount of crap on a ride through Colombia? Well here is the first person experience, complete with the most unadulterated, monstrous amount of crap ever spoken on a motorcycle.
The beautiful in-helmet intercom audio is all thanks to our Sena 20S intercom system and Sena's audio-pack for GoPro, we just wanted to do a little demonstration for you guys on this magical device, works like a charm - Enjoy!
By Bryan Bosch
ORLANDO, FL – October 15, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor actives market, debuted today the world’s first Intelligent Noise-Control (INC™) helmet EXCLUSIVELY to the media, dealers and trade members at the 2015 American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando.
Sena Intelligent Noise-Control Helmet
AIMExpo has grown substantially since its inception in 2013, establishing itself as one of the fastest growing trade shows in the U.S. and the largest powersports trade show in North America. Likewise, Sena has shown impressive growth and innovation throughout the past three years, solidifying its position as the global leader in Motorcycle Bluetooth technology.
“We’re thrilled to have Sena unveil its latest innovation here at AIMExpo,” said Cinnamon Kernes, AIMExpo Show Director. “They have been an exhibitor and partner since our launch. Choosing AIMExpo as the place to debut their new helmet and taking advantage of the media and dealer presence exemplifies exactly how the AIMExpo platform was intended to be utilized.”
New Sena Helment Inside
The Sena Helmet will be equipped with innovative smart technology with a premium comfort, ergonomics and finish. The ultra light-weight and durable carbon fiber material provides a high quality and comfortable experience, with ground breaking Intelligent Noise Control (INC™) technology to actively control the loud and damaging noises associated with riding. “We are ecstatic to yet again be pushing innovation with the world’s first true quiet helmet, with our focus as always on creating the safest and best riding experience possible for our customers. It only seemed logical that we unveil this game-changing device at AIMExpo, a place where the entire motorcycle industry has gathered to see the latest innovations to hit the market,” says Sena CEO, Tae Kim. With all of the key features such as optional Bluetooth 4.1 Communication module, ultra light carbon fiber material, Plug & Play (PNP) installation feature for the INC™ and the patented Sena Bluetooth Technology, users can enjoy their ride like never before.
Additional new products being showcased at AIMExpo include the 10S, 10R, 10U, Wristband, Handlebar Remote Controls, and Prism Tube.
AIMExpo opens its doors to the general public this Saturday, October 17 (9 a.m. – 7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 19 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) where enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see all-new products from more than 500 unique exhibitors and demo a wide variety of two- and four-wheel, on- and off-road models at AIMExpo Outdoors! Tickets are available online at AIMExpoUSA.com or on-site at the Orange County Convention Center.
By Eric Hall
Sena is letting me try one of these Prism Tube action cameras (~$119). I already have my Sena 10C (with camera) installed on my main helmet but since MSR recently gave me one of their MIPS MAV 3 helmets, I thought I'd just install it on that. I'll take it down to the Baja Rally and see what kind of footage I get.
Some of the main features:
1080p 30fps Up to 2 hours of recording Internal mic eliminates ambient (wind) noise Easy on/off button Voice prompts tell you what the camera is doing
I will do a complete review later but at this point it seems like a rock-solid basic action cam but with the capability of capturing your voice for the ultimate moto v-logging experience! It's essentially their video/audo solution sans communication.
I tried to do a firmware upgrade using Sena's device manager but it wouldn't connect. A call to support revealed there is no firmware upgrade now so I'm fine. I also had trouble creating a blank "timeset.txt" file on my Mac that you load on the sd card to set the clock/calendar but managed to figure that out eventually. A next gen upgrade that would be nice to have would be 60fps given it's an "action" cam.
I took a few short vids to confirm the camera angle and date feature and they look great so far. I won't bore you with those however.
Image of the Sena Prism Tube:
And the MIPS MAV 3 helmet from MSR:
By Eric Hall
This seems quite smart from Sena; a battery pack that will charge your Sena or any other 5v USB related devices.
"But Eric, I already have a battery pack for charging..."
Yes, but while I love my XP-10 from Antigravity Batteries, the amp draw from my Sena devices are below its threshold and it will shut itself off before my Sena's fully charged. The Powerbank goes down to 1.6 amps.
And it's small! Weighs just 5 oz.