Cardo Introduces All-New scala rider® Q1 and Q3

Cardo Introduces All-New scala rider® Q1 and Q3 Bluetooth® Communication Systems for Motorcycle Helmets

(Pittsburgh, PA – May 1, 2013) – Cardo Systems, Inc., the world’s market leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmets, has announced all-new additions to its scala rider product line: the rider-to-passenger Q1 and the bike-to-bike Q3 product families.

The new scala rider Q1 and scala rider Q3 feature a sleek new design with outstanding ergonomics and new features and functions. As another industry “first”, both products have the unique Music Sharing™ technology allowing riders and their passengers to share the same music while riding from any A2DPenabled smartphone or MP3 player. The Q1 and the Q3 packages include a hybrid and a wire microphone as well as replaceable speakers for riders who prefer their own personal headphones.

The scala rider Q1 and the scala rider Q3 also include A2DP Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in FM radio with RDS, voice activation, a fully waterproof/dustproof casing and Cardo’s unique Click-to-Link® pairing. The Q1 TeamSet includes two factory-paired units in the retail box and is ideal for communication between rider and passenger. The Q3 MultiSet adds increased range for bike-to-bike intercom communication up to 1km, as well as intercom toggling between up to 4 riders.

“scala rider is the bestselling Bluetooth helmet communication system in the world, with almost 2 million units having been sold,” said Cardo CEO Abraham Glezerman. “With its new streamlined design, even more useful features and intuitive operability, we’re confident the new Q1 and Q3 systems will continue that trend.”

The new scala rider products come in four distinct retail packages with the following MSRPs: The Q1 for €129.95, Q1 TeamSet (double pack) for €239.95, Q3 (single unit) for €199.95 and the Q3 MultiSet (double pack) for €349.95.

About Cardo Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has specialized in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets since 2004. Cardo has pioneered the vast majority of innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle and snowmobile headsets. The company’s scala rider® line of headsets, now available in over 60 countries, is the world’s bestselling Bluetooth system for the motorcycle industry. For more information call (412) 788-4533, visit us at or follow us on Facebook at