The Domio Sport Bluetooth helmet system provides music without internal speakers and messy wires, but has now added a microphone system that has no internal or boom mic.
UPDATE AND WARNING: We have contacted the company on several occasions to ask when these will be delivered and have not received a response. Customers say they have not yet received theirs, so please DO NOT pay them until they confirm delivery. Their Facebook page says they are shipping in a week. We will advise if customers start receiving units.
Domio Sport and Pro use micro-vibration technology to deliver sound into your helmet.
The Sport model is similar to Headwave Tag which uses “surface transduction” to transmit vibrations through the helmet. However, we tested the Headwave unit and found it awful. Click here to read our review.
At $US129 ($A175), the Domio Sport is much cheaper than the Headwave Tag ($A449), but neither has a microphone — until now.
How Domio Pro works
Domio Pro includes a wireless, noise canceling “air mic” that, like the sound unit, sticks on the outside of the helmet.
It uses “beamforming” technology which is a process that allows you to focus a WiFi signal.
In this case it also cancels out wind noise and sound vibrations coming from the helmet shell and only accepts sound from a small area right in front of your mouth.
It’s not a Bluetooth intercom unit, so if you want to talk with another rider or your pillion, you will have to call them on your phone.
You can pre-order Domio Pro now for a 35% discount on the retail price of $US199 (about $A270).
Given our dismal experience with Headwave Tag, we can’t recommend this unit until we have tested one.