Is that the Freecom 4+? Turn it up, man!

While we've mostly been concentrating on all the drool-worthy bikes coming out of EICMA 2018, there is, in fact, a whole lot more than bikes there. Motorcycle gear makers from around the world are also showing off their latest wares in Milan—a perfect place for it, I say. One of the cooler things we've seen so far is Cardo's new Freecom 4+ Bluetooth comms unit. Let's check it out, shall we?

Cardo, if you don't know, is a little old motorcycle comms technology company out of Plano, Texas. Founded in 2003, the company started out making Bluetooth earpieces for cell phones and has been making some killer, Sena-style clip on comms units for more than a decade now. Cardo's big claim to fame is its dynamic mesh system that allows riders to join and leave a Cardo-based ad-hoc communications network at will (it's more complicated than that, but the specifics aren't really germane to this article). The company unveiled its newest creation, the Freecom 4+, at EICMA this week and it looks like a pretty nice unit.

Cardo Freecom 4+

The Freecom 4+ is a small, lightweight, clip-on unit featuring sound by JBL, an aerodynamic design, natural voice commands ("Hey, Cardo!"), and a waterproof shell. It's equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 and can connect up to four riders with its dynamic mesh system. 

“We are excited to offer top-end technology at an affordable price point for the consumer,” said Dr. Abraham Glezerman, Cardo’s founder and CEO. “With its best-in-class sound, truly natural voice operation and the innovative razor-thin wheel, FREECOM 4+ underscores again our ongoing and firm commitment to developing the industry’s best solutions and providing consumers with communication systems that perform extremely well for virtually any riding style.”

All that sounds pretty good to us. Check out the press release below for more details.

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Cardo Systems Unveils All-New Freecom 4+ Setting Again New Standards for Bluetooth Communications Systems

The company continues its tradition of innovation,  delivering the world’s 1st Bluetooth Communicator with JBL-Sound, Natural Voice-Command Operation, and a razor-thin Control Wheel

Plano, Texas (Nov. 6, 2018) – Cardo Systems, the global market leader in wireless communication systems for motorcyclists, today unveiled the Freecom 4+, an all-new scion of its immensely successful Freecom Bluetooth Communicators line – packing high-end technology, at a mid-range price point. Cardo’s Freecom 4+ is the first-ever Bluetooth system to deliver top-end Packtalk features such as JBL-sound, real natural voice-command operation, and a razor-thin analog wheel. Together with state-of-the-art four-way rider-to-rider, rider-to-passenger and single-rider intercom, the Freecom 4+ is the best equipped and best performing Bluetooth communication system anywhere.

We are excited to offer top-end technology at an affordable price point for the consumer,” said Dr. Abraham Glezerman, Cardo’s founder and CEO. “With its best-in-class sound, truly natural voice operation and the innovative razor-thin wheel, FREECOM 4+ underscores again our ongoing and firm commitment to developing the industry’s best solutions and providing consumers with communication systems that perform extremely well for virtually any riding style.”

The FREECOM 4+ sports a cutting-edge aerodynamic and ergonomic design, plus comes loaded with new technology including two features only available through Cardo: Sound by JBL and truly natural voice-command operation. Developed specifically for Cardo, Sound by JBL now also gives riders the highest standard of audio quality. Freecom 4+ single sound profile offers the purest sound designed and perfected in JBL’s Los Angeles audio labs. Natural voice-command operation allows riders to simply say, “Hey Cardo” without having to press any buttons, and the always-on device reacts instantaneously. The big safety benefit: hands always remain on the handlebar, including activation of Apple’s Siri™ and “OK Google”™ by voice-command.

FREECOM 4+ ($249.00 MSRP)

The FREECOM 4+ represents all of PACKTALK’s premium features in a Bluetooth system to create the best Bluetooth communication device in the world. Connect one to four riders with up to 3/4 mile range, experience Sound by JBL and easy-to-use natural voice-command operation, Bluetooth 4.1, and universal connectivity.

Freecom 4+, like all Cardo units, is IP-67 waterproof, not simply water-resistant, and feature a two-year warranty and a U.S.-based customer-support system.

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About Cardo
Cardo Systems specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication systems for motorcycle helmets. Since inception in 2004, Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for motorcycle communication systems, including the introduction of Bluetooth and Mesh technology into the motorcycle universe. The company’s products, now available in over 85 countries, are the world’s leading communication devices for the motorcycle industry.