OK guys, her's my situation. Over the years (40+) that my wife and I have been riding together (separate bikes) we have fought the communication wars with varying results. Our current vehicles are my 2000 K1200LT and her 1994 R1100RSL. She is subjected to far more wind noise and has custom earplugs with speakers. We are currently using family radio handhelds wired with remote PTT buttons and remote mikes. This has become more and more unreliable with button failures etc. We also have trouble communicating at any speed over about 65mph. We typically run about 75mph so you see part of the problem. Neither of us has a smartphone but I do have a Garmin Nuvi 550 that is Bluetooth compatible and I have an i-pod Touch that I wouldn't mind listening to occasionally. I am not sure that a VOX triggered mike would be ideal especially considering the wind noise on my wife's bike (no she likes her bike and will not change it). Considering the advancements in electronic trickery, I would like to have input from you folks with experience in bike to bike communications so that I could find the ideal (for us) setup.