The Skully AR-1 may be the coolest helmet ever (Photo: Skully)
It’s the kind of helmet “Robocop” would wear. And it could put a nice high-tech spin on your next motorcycle road trip.
A new device dubbed “The World’s Smartest Motorcycle Helmet” is taking pre-orders, and donations, on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The Skully AR-1 has a transparent heads-up display that feeds information right onto your visor — including what’s going on behind you.
This is what you see when wearing the helmet. You can see behind you and even answer calls, thanks to the heads-up display (Photo: Skully)
The helmet features a 180-degree rearview camera that projects an image on the lower right of your heads-up display, virtually eliminating blind spots.
The heads-up display also feeds you other information such as speed and GPS directions. Additional features include Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free calling, and streaming music.
The GPS feeds directions right to the display (Photo: Skully)
This high-tech headgear comes at a price that might make your head spin: $1,399 — and that’s just the introductory price Skully’s offering to those who donate via Indiegogo. But the campaign has been super-successful; Skully started with a goal of $250,000, but it will end this week with well over $2,000,000.
The company hopes customers will have their helmets in May of 2015. Some of us here are tempted to learn how to ride a motorcycle just so we can test on of these babies out.