Shark Shklxmbt688il Review
The Shark Bluetooth headset comes with two units, but you can add more as you go. The pros and cons of the Shark are fairly equal, leaving this headset somewhere in the middle. All in all, it comes down to what you’re looking for and how much you want to spend. These pros and cons should help you make an informed decision regarding the Shark intercom set.
Pros of the Shark Headset
One serious pro for the Shark headset is the ability to pair up with six other devices. Many headsets in this price range can only pair up with one other unit. You won’t be able to talk to more than one rider at a time, so no conference communication but still a great feature.
Another great aspect of the Shark SHKLXMBT688IL is the fairly slim design. It isn’t super bulky, making it more comfortable to wear than some headsets. The Shark also offers prioritized devices. For instance, your mobile will override music and so forth, making it easy not to miss important calls.
The distance of communication connection between devices is around 1,000 meters, which is really pretty outstanding for a headset in this class. Most products in this price range fall somewhere between 500 to 800 meters. Do be aware that this unit is best for line-of-sight riders and you can lose communication ability around curves, with distance or due to obstructions.
The Shark is also weatherproofed, making it a bit more durable for people who ride every season. It also syncs up fairly easily (once you figure out the instructions), and this headset is compatible with most GPS systems. This is really nice if you do a lot of traveling to new places.
Cons of the Shark Headset
The instructions aren’t the easiest to follow and come in somewhat broken English. C’mon! However, if you can master deciphering this type of instruction booklet and putting together a bookshelf you’ve bought online, you should be okay as far as figuring it out.
The clip system could be sturdier. It seems a little on the flimsy side, so do be careful when you’re installing the headset or you’ll find yourself needing a replacement.
As far as audio and volume, this set is decent. However, if you do a lot of riding over 65 miles per hour, you’ll notice some issues. True, it seems the majority of Bluetooth headsets have this type of limitation, so this may not be a deal breaker for a lot of bikers.
The controls are a little small for people with larger hands or pretty much anyone wearing gloves.
The last big con of the Shark headset is the customer service. While it isn’t an issue if you have no problems, it can be a real hassle if anything goes wrong with your device.
Overall, the Shark Bluetooth headset falls somewhere in the middle in terms of functionality and quality, ranking high in connectivity range, price and the ability to connect with six riders. This is a decent product on many levels and offers features similar to more expensive products like the Sena SMH10, but it could be a bit sturdier and offer reachable customer service.