A brand-new crowdfunding campaign for an innovative piece of ski apparel has just been made available. IceBRKR ski goggles are the first ever to have bone conduction sound and Bluetooth 5.0 MESH connectivity.
The device was developed by a company known as bONE Tech, which is based in Italy. The goggles are made to make skiing or snowboarding an experience that is both more exciting and more connected, while at the same time ensuring that the activity remains risk-free.
For instance, you can listen to music or podcasts while you are traveling on the ski lift or while you are skiing. The benefit of the bone conduction transducer that goes behind the ears is that it will not prevent you from hearing anything that is going on in your immediate environment. This is due to the fact that it converts sound into vibrations before sending them through the bones of the skull in order to reach the inner ear. The sound is delivered to you in stereo and in a manner that is identical to that of hearing it via your own ears. Also, if you’re wearing a helmet, you’ll be treated to an amazing sound experience that fills your whole field of vision.
As a method for assisting those who have hearing loss, bone-conduction technology has been around for a significant amount of time. This kind of technology has been incorporated into things like headphones and smart helmets before, but never before in a ski-related product.
Additionally, the Bluetooth 5.0 MESH Intercom technology that is integrated into ICEBRKR will make it possible for you to maintain contact with loved ones. This enables simultaneous communication between up to 18 people who have paired off with one another. If you ever find yourself in a sticky situation, you could very well discover that this item comes in handy!
The device’s design incorporates a lower portion of the goggles’ frame that conceals all of the control keys while allowing for easy access to those controls. In addition to that, you have the choice to use controls that are activated by speech. This helps you maintain your concentration on the path ahead of you because you do not have to look at the controls or take your gloves off.
In addition to the Iridium lens coating, there is also a polarized lens present on board. A decrease in glare and an enhancement of contrast are the results of these factors working together. This comes in especially handy when the sun is shining brightly outside and there is a reflection off of the snow.
According to Marco Collini, CEO and founder of bONE Technology, IceBRKR is the solution to maintaining the level of connectivity that you desire while skiing or snowboarding.
It is possible for you to answer calls, listen to music or podcasts without having to remove your gloves or mask or block out the sound that is occurring around you.
It might seem like an unusual time to launch a ski-related product on Kickstarter during the summer, but the company is planning to deliver the item in November. In the event that everything goes according to plan, this will come just in time for the beginning of the ski season in both the United States and Europe. There are still 39 days left in the campaign, but bONE Tech has already raised more money than is necessary to get production started.