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ADV NewsCardo Unveils Feature-Packed Packtalk ‘Neo’ To Replace ‘Bold’ Model

Cardo Unveils Feature-Packed Packtalk ‘Neo’ To Replace ‘Bold’ Model

Featuring all the advanced tech of the Edge at a lower price point.

Published on 11.07.2022

Cardo has launched the next iteration of its Packtalk system, the all-new Packtalk Neo. Replacing the Packtalk Bold, the Neo sits alongside the Packtalk Edge in Cardo’s advanced connectivity lineup at a lower price point.

Packed with all the best-in-class technology found in the flagship Packtalk Edge motorcycle helmet unit, the Neo boasts second-generation Dynamic Mesh Connectivity with benefits including: a deep wideband sound quality, a simpler and faster grouping process in DMC mode, faster pairing in Bluetooth mode, and Live Intercom Bluetooth support. A sleek, antenna-free design makes the new unit more streamlined while offering up-to one mile of range and a variety of other benefits offered with the best-selling Packtalk Edge. 

Cardo Unveils Feature-Packed Packtalk Neo Motorcycle Helmet Intercom

 “With PACKTALK NEO, we wanted to provide riders an option that featured our most technological and innovative features, but at a more accessible price, with the ultimate goal of bringing more riders into our Cardo community,” said Alon Lumbroso, chief executive officer, Cardo Systems. 


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Bridging the gap between the Freecom 4X and the Packtalk Edge, the waterproof Neo has enhanced sound thanks to redesigned JBL speakers and three new sound profiles. The product attaches to any helmet using a clip in cradle and boasts universal fitment while having an improved noise-canceling microphone. It also houses the most advanced Bluetooth 5.2 chip on the market for universal connectivity. The upgraded Natural Voice Operation engine also means that riders can continue to keep their eyes on the road, hands on the bars and activate their device by simply saying “Hey, Cardo.” 

Cardo Unveils Feature-Packed Packtalk Neo Motorcycle Helmet Intercom

Key highlights include:

  • New slim modern design with no external antenna.
  • Second-generation Dynamic Mesh Communication with faster and easier pairing process and wide-band intercom.
  • Most advanced Bluetooth 5.2 Technology with “Live Intercom” support and improved universal connectivity.
  • Upgraded Natural Voice engine, enhanced JBL Sound, improved noise-canceling microphone.
  • Battery life of up to 13- hours, with fast charging via USB-C.
  • Over-the-air software updates eliminates the need for cables or WiFi adapters.
  • Clip cradle.
  • 2-Year Warranty.

At $349.95 per unit the Packtalk Neo is $40 less than the top-of-the-line Edge model. What are the differences? The Neo has a clickable cradle (instead of the Air Mount/ magnetic cradle), a 2-year warranty instead of Edge’s 3-year and the unit can’t be charged while riding since the speakers and mic connect via the USB-C charging port. 

The new Neo will be available from retailers in early December or alternatively, it can be  pre-ordered directly from www.cardosystems.com now.

Packtalk Neo Specs

  • Waterproof
  • FM Radio
  • Over-the -air and USB software updates
  • USB cable updates
  • Main Unit Height: 46mm – Length: 84mm Depth: 23mm
  • Weight: 47g2 channels for mobile phone and GPS
  • Bluetooth 5.2Universal connectivity
  • TFT connectivity
  • 2nd gen DMC intercom
  • Auto-reconnect, HD Live Bluetooth Intercom
  • Universal Bluetooth intercom
  • Group size : up to 15 riders
  • Rider to Rider Range: up to 1.6km / 1mi
  • Natural Voice operation
  • Sound by JBL
  • 40mm JBL speakers
  • JBL Audio profiles
  • Automatic Volume Control
  • Talk time: 13 hours
  • Charging Time: up to 2 hours
  • Fast charging: 2 hours talk time after 20 min charge
  • Standby Time: 10 days

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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