Industry News 1/21/2016

B$Z: Outdoor Tech Launches Walkie-Talkie App and CHIPS 2.0 Changing Helmet Audio and Communication

When a trip to the mountains serves up conditions worth relishing, it’s not uncommon for friends to find themselves on different slopes throughout the day. To keep everyone connected without requiring them to lug around another cumbersome piece of hardware, Outdoor Tech® has created a user-friendly Walkie-Talkie App that allows the next generation CHIPS® 2.0 Wireless Headphones to connect with one another through a mountain-friendly push-to-talk design.

The CHIPS® 2.0 will be upgraded with an embedded Bluetooth Low Energy chip allowing a simple push and hold (with your gloves or mittens on) to engage the app for seamless communication. The range is limitless, as are the use cases; families, ski schools, and even cyclist can rock the incredible audio quality of the CHIPS® and be able to communicate, without ever having to take their phones out of their pockets.

Designed to fit universally with nearly any helmet, Outdoor Tech’s patented Bluetooth wireless CHIPS® headphones have given thousands of winter storm chasers and cyclist the chance to stay connected without being tethered. The CHIPS® allow users to play, pause & skip tracks, adjust volume, answer calls, and even interact with Siri thanks to a built-in microphone and a simple two-button system.
The updated CHIPS® 2.0 and Walkie-Talkie App will be available for 2016/17 winter season online at and Outdoor Tech retailers.