You know what? I'm willing to admit that up until very recently, I thought wearable technology was just overly nerdy, a bit useless and completely unworthy of all the hype and investment that it’s acquired. I mean, don't get me wrong here, I'm a massive nerd myself, but there are kids starving in Africa, Mr. Fancy-Apple-Watch. But though my views towards wearable tech have changed, to some degree I still reserve my sentiments. Call me old-fashioned if you will, but I just can't relate to the appeal of roaming around with high-tech devices tethered to my body all the time.
However, all this changed when I spotted a banner advertising a motorcycle helmet the other day. This was by no means an ordinary motorcycle helmet either. It featured technology that practically made every other conventional helmet seem like an old-fashioned hat in comparison. Resorting to the web to find out more, I was surprised to see that there’s quite a bunch of these high-tech helmets currently on the market.
Want to know what I'm talking about? Here's a list of 3 motorcycle helmets that you'll really want to get your hands on.
You don't need to be the wittiest guy around to catch on to this one, the name practically gives the purpose of this innovation away. Regardless, it's still a pretty awesome head piece to own. The idea of an effective rear-view mirror doesn't really translate well onto a motorcycle. Even with the two side mirrors, motorcyclists are still plagued the need to look over their shoulders in order to get a decent idea of what's behind them. This is where Reevu comes in. The helmet grants its wearer a clear visual of what's going on behind them, but without the use of a camera. In essence, much to my own astonishment, Reevu simply manipulates light around the shell of the helmet to produce a live and clear rear-view image on its Heads-up Display. It was designed with safety in mind and seems ensure just that in the coolest possible way.
Take a look:
What is the ultimate upgrade to your helmet collection? The Skully AR-1, of course. Never mind the fact that it's equipped with Bluetooth speakers that allow you to rock out to your favorite jams whether you're roaring down the highway or zipping through traffic. This amazing head piece has a transparent Heads-Up Display (HUD) that offers you two additional abilities while you ride: live blind spot and hindsight granted by a built-in wide-angle rear view camera, and GPS navigation to ensure that you never lose your way. All this can be viewed and utilized in an effortless and non-distracting fashion, ensuring your safety isn't hindered on your journey.
Don't believe me, have a look:
LIVEMAP – A voice-controlled GPS- and HUD-equipped helmet
Yes, read that again as many times as you want. It's true. Livemap does away with old hand-held GPSs, provides helmet-mounted displays and, when it comes to control, Livemap understands that there's no better device than the sound of your own voice. It is possibly the coolest and most effective helmet you'll ever get your hands on.
Check it out: