Skully: World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet

Motorcycle helmets exist for one reason: to keep riders’ heads safe. But the folks at a new startup called Skully think helmets should do more. Available for pre-order starting today for a whopping $1,399, the Skully AR-1 — the first product from San Francisco-based Skully — features an augmented-reality interface that projects everything from a rearview camera feed to turn-by-turn directions on a small display below your eye while you ride.
With a month remaining in its Indiegogo campaign, the AR-1 has raised more than three times its original funding goal, attracting $800,000 and counting.
Scheduled for release in May 2015, the AR-1’s biggest feature is its ultra-wide rearview camera that gives you a 180-degree view of what’s behind you, eliminating the need to swing your head around to check your surroundings.
Let's have a look at the contrasting features of Skully



TECH SPECS

  • Lightweight, aerodynamic polycarbonate shell
  • Ultra wide-angle rearview camera
  • DOT/ECE safety certification
  • SKULLY anti-fog, anti-scratch, anti-glare E-Tint(R) visor
  • SKULLY Synapse(TM) Vision Enhancement - shows true-to-life imaging of rearview panorama
  • Audio/Visual GPS Navigation
  • SKULLY Synapse(TM) Smart Heads up Display System with an infinite focus
  • SKULLY quick release chin strap and visor
  • 3D laser-cut foam for a perfect fit
  • Outlast(R) lining - reduces perspiration by 70%
  • Bluetooth connectivity to a smartphone
  • Internet connectivity via smartphone
  • Over-the-air updates - download new features as they are released
  • Open SDK - develop your own apps for SKULLY Synapse(TM)
All that technology doesn't come cheap, though: Those interested in buying a Skully AR-1 must spend $1,399 to pre-order a helmet via Indiegogo

News Courtesy: Mashable.com, indiegogo.com, skullysystems.com, yahooTech

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