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Old 10-27-06, 08:37 PM
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slipstreamz....

http://www.slipstreamz.com

has anyone tried these? seems like a really great thing.
i'm gonna get some next week...it think they're like $15
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Old 10-27-06, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by braingel
http://www.slipstreamz.com

has anyone tried these? seems like a really great thing.
i'm gonna get some next week...it think they're like $15
Removed my comments as I just read what an ass-hat BrainGel is..........
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Old 10-28-06, 05:57 AM
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While I've not tyied these they look to solve several saftey and
comfort issues all in one. I'm dead set against ear bud, or head
phones while riding but these place the speakers "close to" and
not "in" the ear so IMO they are a nice compromise. They also
say they will help with wind noise some suffer with.
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Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
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Old 10-28-06, 06:55 AM
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I would be interested in knowing what you think of them. Please post your comments after getting them. Thanks!
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Old 10-28-06, 12:22 PM
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I have a pair, they are ok (lower case). They keep your ears warm, but there is enough wind noise to distract from what you are listening to. Ear buds do make my ears hurt after a period of time, and these cure that problem. My biggest complaint is that the method to attach them to your helmet is a kludge. They need refinement before they are worth the trouble.

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Old 10-28-06, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dobber
Removed my comments as I just read what an ass-hat BrainGel is..........
Do expound
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Old 10-28-06, 03:04 PM
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I have them as well. I agree that they are not easliy attached to the helmet but they work as advertised. Wind noise is reduced and you can listen to music while hearing traffic. In the summer, I suspect that they would be make your ears pretty hot.
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Old 10-29-06, 01:03 AM
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I would actually get some of those not for music but because wind noise just really drives me nuts sometimes...
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Originally Posted by operator
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I'd written up a nice little review of these. Then I read the ******-bags comments regarding the support of our troops. Disagree as you may with the war, Bushes policies, etc, etc, but most of those kids over there are not doing it by choice.
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Originally Posted by dobber
I'd written up a nice little review of these. Then I read the ******-bags comments regarding the support of our troops. Disagree as you may with the war, Bushes policies, etc, etc, but most of those kids over there are not doing it by choice.
And this is relevant to this thread.......how??
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Old 10-29-06, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Tightwad
And this is relevant to this thread.......how??
It isn't. But then again when has relevancy ever stopped anyone?
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Originally Posted by dobber
It isn't. But then again when has relevancy ever stopped anyone?
You can't see when someone refrains from being irrelevant. You can only notice it when someone chooses to be irrelevant.
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I found them avaliable online here:

http://www.macfriends.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=2479

Useful for those not wanting to order from a source within the USA. [not that there's anything wrong with ordering from outside the country, i just don't like waiting afew weeks for an oder...]
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Old 10-31-06, 08:40 PM
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I ordered mine from MacFriends. Took about a week to arrive - no complaints.
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Same place I got mine, took about a week.
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Originally Posted by Tightwad
And this is relevant to this thread.......how??
Because I asked. Thanks for playing.
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Old 11-01-06, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by operator
Because I asked. Thanks for playing.

It's a relevant and it's not a party until somethings gets broken.
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Wasn't there a similar product out there 15-20 years ago which did the same thing - minus the earbud capability, of course? Maybe this is one of those ideas like Biopace that seem to come around in cycles? (Pun intended.)
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