Elevety hopes to revolutionize the best way outside sports athletes take heed to music and talk with one another. The Toronto-based mostly firm formally debuted its Domio mounted helmet speaker and Hearshot wi-fi waterproof communication system on the Snowsports Industries of America Snow Present final month.
The Domio wi-fi speaker, which may connect to any helmet, permits the consumer to listen to music with out the effort or security hazard brought on by in-ear, and even over-ear helmet headphones.
Domio doesn’t simply play music loudly from the helmet mount for everybody to listen to. As an alternative, it tasks the sounds into the consumer’s helmet utilizing Elevety’s proprietary micro-vibration know-how, which permits sound to reverberate into the helmet. Music, navigational instructions or a telephone name could be heard crisply and loudly with out annoying others. However extra importantly, Domio permits customers to listen to what’s going on round them.
The speaker, which attaches to a robust adhesive mount, permits customers to take heed to no matter they need with out having to entry their telephones. The speaker allows customers to vary the quantity by merely spinning the outside dial surrounding the small hockey puck-like speaker, in addition to pause, skip or repeat a music by clicking Domio’s solely button. A tiny attachable noise-canceling microphone can also be out there to permit customers to make palms-free calls or texts.
Domio is waterproof, smaller than a hockey puck and weighs solely three oz. It pairs with iOS and Android units by way of Bluetooth four.zero and may last as long as seven hours on a full cost. The Domio app helps customers calibrate the speaker to greatest match their helmets.
Elevety is the brainchild of co-founders Bart Lipski and Sebastian Koper. The 2 motion sports lovers had a tough time speaking with one another whereas kitesurfing. This lack of communication prompted them to design the Heartshot two-approach voice communication system.
Lipski and Koper started to design a wi-fi communication system as a result of there weren’t many obtainable that suited the motion sports group. Hearshot claims to be “the world’s first waterproof communication system designed to permit your group to remain related regardless of the surroundings.”
Hearshot allows as much as 12 individuals inside 1,000 yards to speak palms-free with out using a community or cell phone by means of its Omni-Converse platform. The know-how helps take away outdoors noise to create a extra clear dialog.
The system is available in each a helmet mounted and an in-ear wraparound headphone model. Hearshot makes use of the corporate’s proprietary “Vibro-Audio” tech, which makes use of micro-vibration pulses to transmit sounds by means of solids as an alternative of air. This helps create strong audio high quality whereas permitting customers to proceed to listen to every little thing else.
The Hearshot is presently being examined and isn’t anticipated to be prepared for retail till the top of 2018.
“There has by no means been something like Domio or Hearshot in snowboarding or snowboarding,” Lipski stated in a press release. “Cell phones are normal situation on the hill, in your bike and sometimes out on the water. In terms of outside and motion sports, Domio and Hearshot elevate the expertise by making it simpler to take heed to music and talk in a protected and unobtrusive method.”
Elevety pitched its Hearshot know-how on the “1st and Future” startup competitors on the eve of the Tremendous Bowl in Houston. The corporate was a finalist on the NFL occasion and is clearly able to enterprise outdoors the motion sports world.
“Hearshot got here from an motion sports affect however communication can be utilized by all athletes and coaches,” learn a submit on Elevety’s LinkedIn web page. “We’re presently piloting our Hearshot communication units with group sports in soccer and hockey.
“NFL, soccer, we’re coming… new options & companions to be introduced late 2017.”
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