Motorola has teamed up with Momo Design of Italy to offer Bluetooth enabled motorcycle helmets. The popular Motorola HS810 will be embedded into the helmet and can be run for about 100 hours standby with 5 hours talk-time.
See press release below.
Talk’n’Ride with the First Bluetooth Enabled Motorcycle Helmet from Motorola and MOMO DESIGN
Motorola /MOMO DESIGN Bluetooth enabled motorcycle helmet extends wireless communications to highly mobile individuals on the motorcycle.
Munich, Germany – Motorola and MOMO DESIGN today announced their first Bluetooth enabled motorcycle helmet that will make it possible for motorcycle riders to scoot around town and stay connected.
Built on the award-winning design of Motorola’s popular HS810, the wireless helmet headset is the latest addition to Motorola’s leading portfolio of stylish and innovative Bluetooth products.
The best-dressed riders are already wearing MOMO DESIGN’s helmets, and now they can stay in touch whilst looking good, as the new helmet marries MOMO DESIGN’s distinctive style and innovative design with Motorola’s technology expertise. The helmet is stylish and open-faced, its design draws inspiration from air force pilots helmets, with anti-scratch visor and carbon fibre details for fashion conscious people with a modern approach to travel and city life.
Whether chatting to friends or work, the Motorola / MOMO DESIGN helmet means riders will no longer get tangled up in awkward wires getting on and off their bikes. Taking and making calls is easy as all functions (answer, end, redial, voice dial and volume) can be made from the cover on the helmet.
An essential accessory for urbanites who demand to stay in touch at all times, whether in the car, on a bike, in the office or at home. The Motorola / MOMO DESIGN helmet offers you seamless communication due to the unique headset module. There need be no break in the conversation when you get off the bike – just remove the headset module from the helmet, attach it to the neck loop and continue talking – no one will even know you’ve changed location!
The Motorola wireless helmet headset is manufactured with a noise reducing microphone to help minimise traffic and wind noise when riding at highway speed, as well as a cover designed to withstand whatever nature throws at you.
The battery lasts for up to five hours talktime and 100 hours standby time, so you won’t need to charge it too often. When you do, just remove the headset module from the helmet and plug in!
Bruce Hawver, Vice President and General Manager, Companion Products, Motorola commented: “Motorola’s working on many different technologies to offer consumers the ability to stay in touch at all times, no matter where they go, or how they get there. Our new wireless helmet headset is one of our first products that fit this category. In addition, this particular product serves as further affirmation of our commitment to lead in Bluetooth technology.
We are pleased to be able to offer this to motorcycle riders in partnership with MOMO DESIGN.”
Paolo Cattaneo, Vice President and General Manager, MOMO DESIGN added: “Our customers choose our helmets for their cutting edge design and safety features. We’ve set high standards and consequently our customers are always expecting more so it’s exciting to be working with Motorola to now offer cutting edge technology to help our riders stay in touch on their bikes whether it be for work or pleasure.”
The Motorola wireless helmet headset also will be available as an aftermarket kit. The kit, containing the helmet adapter (microphone, speaker, cover), Bluetooth headset module, lanyard and charger, would easily attach to a consumer’s own helmet with the included strong 3M adhesive. Both solutions are universal, making them compatible with any Bluetooth enabled handset.
Availability is expected in early Q1 2005.