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Best audio/communication solution for snowsports helmet?
December 17, 2009 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Best ski/snowboard helmet w/audio (mic preferred) integration?

Current system of wearing iphone mic'ed buds (attached to a pocketed iphone) under a Bern helmet is nonoptimal. Too many moving parts, fumbling around to find things, etc.

Options:
1. bluetooth audio helmet (giro omen, burton red)
2. wired audio helmet (boeri vortex, poc receptor bug, burton red etc.)
3. DIY (find a good helmet, attach dedicated iphone mic'ed buds to it)

Any reviews/recommendations/experiences? Price is not as significant as ease of use and functionality of the setup. I'd like to be listening to music all day and have the ability to answer calls.

I don't always want to listen to music in the snow, but sometimes I do, and I need an ideal system for it.
posted by SeƱor Pantalones to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (2 answers total)
 
You might want to look into products designed for motorcycle helmets. I don't have any specifics, but the use cases are similar.
posted by meowzilla at 10:53 AM on December 17, 2009


I've been quite pleased with the Burton Red helmet.
posted by k8t at 9:57 AM on December 20, 2009


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