The Unit 1 Soundshield Helmet Headphones are optimized to provide extreme sport athletes with a means to easily access and enjoy music while taking on the slopes or the skate park.
Unit 1 Soundshield Helmet Headphones
I’ve heard of headphones designed to fit under helmets, but never a helmet that can act as either or. Unit 1 Soundshield provides a service that is two-fold. Unit 1 LLC’s patented docking system locks their specially made wireless headphones inside of their helmet. Though, the headphones can be removed from the helmet for everyday wear as well. You can say duh if you want, but the concept is still quite innovative and allows a great deal of versatility.
Per Indiegogo, it seems as if Unit 1 Soundshield is able to perform successfully as both a protective shield and musical headset. When it comes to safety, the helmet is designed to comply with the 3 major safety certifications: ASTM 2040, EN1077 and EN 1078. That makes it legally usable in both snow and action sports in the United States, Canada and Europe. Unit 1 LLC advises at this time, they will go through certification once they have the first full scale manufacturing sample. The shell is 3mm thick and is crafted with ear and temples protection, an inner foam lining, and a removable goggle clip. In addition, the Soundshield helmet is built with a ventilation system of 2 low profile air inlets and 6 outlets. This allows cool air inside the helmet that is then pushed back to cool down the head as users heat things up on the slopes.
The headphones feature a single-button control on both ear cups which means the cans should be able to easily take calls, adjust the volume, or change the track while wearing gloves. The left ear cup is basically a large Bluetooth button for pairing. The right ear cup can take/end calls and skip tracks with a certain number of taps. Rotating the dial adjusts the volume. Pretty seamless! The pads of the ear cups look to be of a comfortable plush leather.
Seeing as these cans are designed for optimal use whether you’re surrounded by snow or cement, the cans are somewhat water resistant – certified IPX4. Unit 1 Soundshield can handle skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, long boarding, BMX biking, and your every day commute. The battery lasts for up to 16 hours wirelessly. An aux cable is thrown in for when the battery runs low.
Anyone interested in grabbing a pair of Unit 1 Soundshield helmet headphones can head over to Indiegogo and pledge $189. Orders swill ship to backers in December 2017.
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