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Old 05-20-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Cardo G4 Quick Reference

I love my Scala G4 but I can never remember all the little buttons to push. And the only thing I hate more than pushing the wrong button is trying to find something in the damn manual! I mean why is pairing two headsets all the way back on page 16?

Anywho, the other day I thought it might be cool to have a simple card with the most common stuff. Sort of an at-a-glance reference. Drum roll please...

Print this off, fold in half- ask your anal retentive friend to laminate it- and carry it in your tank bag. And in case the JPEG image gets funkified by the forum I've also posted a PDF here...

www.places2ride.com/gear/cardo.pdf

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Old 05-20-2011, 03:04 PM   #2
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I'll make use of that.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:07 PM   #3
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I'll make use of that.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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Perfect timing, thanks.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
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Thank you very much for this, I will use it as well.

But it sort of gives instant proof to my personal opinion that the G4 is way too user-unfriendly. It is of course not a good sign if you need to ride with a piece of paper in your pocket to understand how the damn thing works?

This is my whole point: it is not instinctive. I wonder why they don't ask riders what they exactly WANT before starting to design such a product.

I am in no need of yet another computer with "issues" on my motorcycle that draws away my attention from road and nature and spoils the fun by me needing to fiddle around at my helmet just to say something to my passenger or to stop and read manuals on the way to find out how the thing works.

I just want something that works automatically and flawlessly. Or comes closest to that target as humanly possible. The G4 is not it. Yet, at least.

I do not understand why designers do not see the importance of how to operate the product. The sound quality is OK, just as the volume and the options of connecting equipment is quite satisfactory.
But the user-friendlyness is a real pain. It must be improved. Otherwise I do not see this product take the superior lead in the market.

You can package a product as if it were the Crown-jewels (jeez what a beautiful package it was!) but the real proof of the pudding is in the eating. And for now, I have a bad taste in my mouth.
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Old 05-21-2011, 05:21 AM   #6
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Thanks

I'll keep this stashed on my bike somewhere.

I like my G4 overall - but hate the button interface. They are too small for gloved fingers (especially the main center top button) and don't have that satisfying "click" to tell you they have been pushed.

If only Apple would have taken on this project...
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Old 05-21-2011, 06:31 AM   #7
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Thanks. I'm going to swipe this to use with my Schuberth SRC, although as I get more seat time with the thing I'm getting more proficient with the buttons.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:10 PM   #8
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Thank you very much for this, I will use it as well.

But it sort of gives instant proof to my personal opinion that the G4 is way too user-unfriendly.
I tend to agree. Although the darn things do a hell of a lot so it demands cramming a lot into those few buttons.

I also think their documentation is a little lame.
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