SXSW: The Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet Allows for a 180 Degree Visual
By Lenny Pierce on March 13, 2014
Dudes on motorcycles just got even cooler. The Silicon Valley company Skully Helmets has created a motorcycle helmet that affords the wearer a video feed of everything that’s happening behind him. As a result, the company won the best wearable tech company award in this year’s technology competition of 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival.
The video below shows how somebody wearing the helmet, called the Skully AR-1, can see oncoming traffic behind him or her. It also shows how a rider can get weather updates, traffic conditions, and even ignore calls from that one girl, Sarah.
The Skully AR-1 is designed to make life safer for the motorcycle rider, eliminating the need to take their eyes off of the road ahead of them. Want to try one on? According to the Skully website, approved beta-testers can order a pre-release Skully AR-1. On the application form, you’ll have to tell them “Why I want a Skully?” with a pre-filled answer: “I want to feel like Iron Man.” They know their demographic.
If you’re as scared of motorcycles as I am, would this helmet make you feel better about riding one? And for those of you who already ride a steel horse, how much would you throw down for a Skully Helmet? Tell us in the comment section below.