Industry News 11/4/2014

B$Z: Outdoor Tech Extends Helmet Audio Stronghold with Wired CHIPS

Outdoor Tech® forever changed the course of on-snow audio with its highly acclaimed Bluetooth wireless CHIPS® that add a new dimension of sound, simplicity and convenience to helmets. New this season, Outdoor Tech® spreads the love to Bluetooth-averse or budget conscious skiers and snowboarders with universal Wired CHIPS® that offer the same premium sound quality and glove-friendly functionality, but in a wired version that directly connects to smart phones and audio devices.

Similar to the wireless CHIPS®, drop the Wired CHIPS® into nearly any helmet with an audio-ready liner and give your runs down the mountain the soundtrack they deserve. There’s no battery, so the Wired CHIPS® will keep piping out sound for as long as you (or your device) can last. The patented control interface changes tracks, plays/pauses music, takes calls and activates voice command with just one glove-friendly button, meaning no fishing the phone from your jacket or fumbling for tiny buttons – super simple. Complete with a built-in microphone and IPX4 sweat and water-resistant rating, these are tested to work perfectly down to -20°C/-4°F (no more frozen button syndrome).

Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world’s most complete line of Bluetooth audio built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered.

The new Wired CHIPS® are now available at REI, Sports Authority, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sport Chalet, Christy Sports, Burton Flagships, and a whole bunch of local ski and board shops. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its line including rugged portable power and the potentially iconic Yowie® Logo apparel collection go to OutdoorTechnology.com.