January 2010 Issue
Add-on Bluetooth: BluLink Works Flawlessly
Wish you could add Bluetooth connectivity to your current headset rather than springing for a new one? BluLink isnít cheap, but it performs as advertised.
Itís refreshing to review a product that makes a modest claim on what it can do and then delivers completely. Thatís exactly what happened with our flight tests of the Pilot Communications USA BluLink Bluetooth headset adapter. BluLink adds Bluetooth connectivity to any headset. You simply plug your headset into the BluLink unit and then plug that unit into the intercom. It can be ordered with cables for traditional two-plug intercoms, helicopter plugs or Lemo-powered plugs used in many Bose X headsets. If you fly more than one setup, the same BluLink controller can use any of the cables interchangeably. The cabling for BluLink is the most cumbersome part of the whole setup as it makes your headset cords even longer. This annoyance is about our only beef with the system.
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