The World’s First Augmented Reality Motorcycle Helmet Is Shipping
It’ll be here sooner than you think.
Almost 15 months after raising millions on Indiegogo to become the crowdfunding site’s most successful technology campaign to date, the Skully AR-1 augmented reality motorcycle helmet is…well, a reality. Although we didn’t take it for an actual ride, we were able to experience some of its finer features in a live demo from the show floor here at #CES2016.
The augmented reality visual experience is delivered via a tiny heads-up display screen just to the right of your right eye. With a quick glance, you can see your speed, who’s calling you on the phone, a map with turn-by-turn directions and the view from its blindspot-killing 180-degree rear camera.
An “Okay, Skully” prompt activates voice commands that can play music through its built-in Bluetooth speakers, get a weather report and more. It takes about four hours to fully charge, offering back a four-hour high-tech riding experience.
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You can order this helmet in black or white and any of five sizes in their store for $1,499. They told us it may take them a few months to get caught up with their thousands of preorders. But that’ll work out so you receive yours just in time for a spring ride.