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    Default Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Helmet with built in headset to attend calls while riding.

    Steelbird Hi-Tech India has launched SBA-1 HF to add music to your rides. This model is designed especially for the ones who find it difficult to attend calls or who wish to listen music during riding. Designed after two years of rigorous research and development SBA-1 HF is battery less, and provides high-quality sound along with powerful performance. This Helmet connects to phone with an AUX and is compatible with all phones.

    The SBA-1 Hands Free is made for city rides comprises of many exciting features such as noise cancellation through single directional microphone, easy access to Google assistant and dedicated button for call connect and disconnect. The speakers in the helmet do not a have noise cancellation feature, so the rider is aware of the sounds around, like horn, ambulance siren etc. Apart from being technology friendly, the newly launched helmet is supported with waterproof mechanism with IP5 water resistant hands free parts.

    Its main feature is that the rider can easily attend calls just by clicking a button. The microphone in the helmet is single actuator microphone, so only the voice of the rider will be transmitted, not the voice of the traffic etc. SBA-1 HF Helmet comprises with latest technology, machinery and new moulds. With the best technology equipped speakers, the helmet manages sound in such a way that the rider is able to coordinate well with the sounds. It also makes the rider well aware of happenings around while riding. The simultaneous management helps the rider to ride with safety and entertainment.

    Innovative ventilation system is also equipped with an air intake in the chin guard, an air intake in the frontal & top area and two rear extractors recycling air inside the helmet. For the comfort of the rider, the SBA-1 HF has Polycarbonate Anti Scratch Coated Visor Quick Release Visor mechanism Kit. It is available in 3 colors Red, Black and white and sizes ranging from 58cm to 60cm.








    The Steelbird SBA-1 HF Helmet is available at all Steelbird outlets and at their website at a price of INR 2589/-.
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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by xBhp View Post
    Its main feature is that the rider can easily attend calls just by clicking a button. The microphone in the helmet is single actuator microphone, so only the voice of the rider will be transmitted, not the voice of the traffic etc. SBA-1 HF Helmet comprises with latest technology, machinery and new moulds. With the best technology equipped speakers, the helmet manages sound in such a way that the rider is able to coordinate well with the sounds. It also makes the rider well aware of happenings around while riding. The simultaneous management helps the rider to ride with safety and entertainment.
    Isn't it illegal to talk on mobile phone while riding ?

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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by shyam.mora View Post
    Isn't it illegal to talk on mobile phone while riding ?
    Practically, it is illegal to have a phone in your hand/stuck to neck while driving/riding. The word of law is no phone use while riding/driving but the practical derivations of the understanding of the concept differ.

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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    Practically, it is illegal to have a phone in your hand/stuck to neck while driving/riding. The word of law is no phone use while riding/driving but the practical derivations of the understanding of the concept differ.
    And our lovely cops are far from understanding the concept.

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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by shyam.mora View Post
    And our lovely cops are far from understanding the concept.
    Well, use earphones and keep it quite when you pass them by, that should save it. Routing the cables from inside the Tshirt, shirt or jacket is another good way.

    Personally, I stopped using earphones while from 2 months ever since I got P220, to adjust to the new ride and increase the traffic situational awareness, as suggested by @ashwinprakas

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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    Well, use earphones and keep it quite when you pass them by, that should save it. Routing the cables from inside the Tshirt, shirt or jacket is another good way.
    How about focusing on the road instead?

    Thats a good solution too isnt it?
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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Good for voice navigation, im using it from one year, DIY project
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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapps View Post
    Personally, I stopped using earphones while from 2 months .. ... ...increase the traffic situational awareness
    +1 from my side.
    I have stopped using them the same reason, also I am not so restless or impatient to get bored and irritated in traffic that makes me want to kill/pass time or keep me entertained by listening to music during my journey of 40-60mins. I can put up with even not doing it. Infact it used to cause headache sometimes which was the final nail in the coffin, so finally stopped it.

    Even back when used to wear earphones, I'd only wear one side(usually the right side one) and ensure that volume is at max 30% so that ambient and surrounding noise is more dominant and audible.
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    Default Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    I wont support it,can be really dangerous.
    What is someone is honking from behind asking for way to go
    and we the rider are busy chatting on call.

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    Thumbs up Re: Steelbird SBA-1 HF: Listen to music and attend calls while riding

    Xbhp never promotes indulging in anything else while riding, but I'll try to be positive to this concept.

    Just like fast vehicles with top speeds going beyond 200 kmph (or even 110), I would expect this helmet's owner to be mature and inteligent.

    A mature owner should,

    1. keep the music off,
    2. keep it connected and get alerted about calls, but take calls only on stopping the vehicle on roadside, not while riding.
    (I know Steelbird claims to isolate outside noises from the music, but why get distracted even a bit?)
    3. keep ringing volume on progressive, the incoming call shouldn't startle the rider, ringtone volume should rise up slowly.


    For some bikers, taking out their phone (specially when they have gloves on) is tedious and time-consuming, specially so in winters. PLUS, riders have to remove helmet too, to talk. A wired headset may be messy, difficult to manage and get entangled.
    With this helmet on, they can stop by the roadside and attend calls instantly.. although, they better hide the aux wire from cops.

    But will they actually stop at roadside? I'm sure, at least "you", the Xbhpian who reads this, will.


    So, this is a good idea if we use it sanely.
    Be responsible while using it, and it will save a lot of time on long rides and commutes both.
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