Sunday, January 22, 2006
Ready-to-Wear Communication and Entertainment
Motorola/Burton Audex jackets are here: "Filed under: Wearables
Just in time for Torino, Motorola and Burton are shipping their Bluetooth-enabled Audex jackets. The jackets sport a set of sleeve-mounted controls that can be used to control an audio player and respond to calls. There are also hood-mounted speakers and a mic, for full immersion. Pricing starts at $599, and colors include black, blue, red, and, for the ladies only, mocha plaid. Moto has also recruited a team of pro boarders to tour and promote the jackets; presumably they'll show off the best way to take a call while flipping the halfpipe (we assume that it involves letting voicemail take care of it).
Ready-to-Wear Communication and Entertainment: Motorola and Burton Launch the Audex(TM) Jacket Series
Friday January 20, 1:39 am ET
Motorola's newly formed TEAMMOTO showcase the ultimate winter sports jacket and latest handsets
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. and BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kicking off the winter sports season, Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT - News) and Burton Snowboards today announce the commercial availability of the Bluetooth-enabled Audex Jacket Series.
Motorola and Burton are also expanding their global relationship with the newly formed TEAMMOTO -- a Motorola-sponsored snowboarding team comprised of Burton riders from across the globe.
The new Audex jacket allows winter sports enthusiasts to experience seamless connectivity -- at the touch of a button -- from one environment to the next. The product was jointly developed by Motorola and Burton to bring wearable technology to active consumers.*
At the center of the Audex jacket is a control panel located on the left- hand sleeve, allowing for simple and easy access to your incoming and outgoing calls, and music selections. Connect a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone** to the panel wirelessly, while hooking up your iPod® player via hidden, unobtrusive wires within the jacket. Speakers and a microphone are located in the hood for taking and making calls as well as listening to music.
The Audex jacket is the first in a line of products co-developed by Motorola and Burton. The next products, the Audex Protective Gear, are expected to be available this month. The gear includes the Audex Helmet and Audex Padded Hat, both equipped with Bluetooth stereo headphones, featuring easy-to-use control buttons for convenient and wireless on-the-go talking or music-listening.