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Old 09-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #1
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Skully headsup diplay helmet

Does anyone know someone who has tried one of these?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skully-ar-1-the-world-s-smartest-motorcycle-helmet
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Old 09-16-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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It's a very cool concept, but at the >$1000 price point, I'm betting they'll be few and far between. I'd be more inclined to try one if they were sub-grand in price. I'm also curious as to how well it would hold up in the environments that we go.

Personally I don't mind spending good money on protective gear and do, but at the same point I view the gear as a consumable item. When an item starts climbing in the multiple-hundreds, I'm really accessing the need as one get off can render it finished and each feature could be a point of failure.

My $.02 worth.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:21 PM   #3
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I want one
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #4
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Uh, this helmet is specific to GS-Boxers how?
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:01 AM   #5
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i like the innovation. i like that they are trying. (i have been following their progress for a while now)

i dont like that technology moves too fast.
i dont like ... what happens when my kid knocks it off the counter trying to get to his Thomas The Train toy..

what it DOES do is open up the market a bit and kick other manufacturers in the head... to wake them up and start thinking outside the box (or helmet) a little more.

i am also willing to pay a bit for good protection. but most of my gear is second hand.


(edit: a big turn off is that guy's hair do. if he had helmet-head... i'd be more inclined. but for someone taking preorders with designer lookin eyeglasses, suave hairdo and a starched-groomed look.... um.. no.)
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:23 AM   #6
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Skully will unlikely be the future. I will wait for the established players to release their HUD versions.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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Skully will unlikely be the future. I will wait for the established players to release their HUD versions.
You might be waiting for a LONG time !
A lot of "established" players in industry lost their position because of missed or wrongly anticipated opportunities in the market. The photo-camera market jumps to mind.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:09 AM   #8
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A lot of "established" players in industry lost their position because of missed or wrongly anticipated opportunities in the market. The photo-camera market jumps to mind.
So true, no one shoots Hasselblad, Leica, Canon, Nikon, or Olympus anymore.

No way, no how do I want that crap in/on my helmet.
#1 it's going to weigh more, and my head is big/heavy enough as it is.
#2 Garmin/Magellan are already f-ing bad with GPS software/features and map updates. You REALLY think this company that's trying to build a swiss army knife in a helmet with less than 3 years of R&D is going to get it right the first time? Really?
#3. When the GPS/Camera breaks, you've got to send your helmet in for service, now what do you wear?
#4 Battery life. I do long rides. 16-18 hours. I don't want to have to plug in my helmet to charge it while riding.

It's a nice concept. But they need to simply come up with a Helmet with a HUD, that uses something like blue-tooth technology to communicate with the GPS to display maps, Speed/RPM/Fuel from the motorcycle ecu, and Current/Next MP3 playing, plus the Rear-View. You could customise display to where you wanted things and how large/small they are. Oh, that sounds too distracting? Ya think? We're not Iron man, we're Motorcyclists.

Just ride and leave the gadgets to movies.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:00 AM   #9
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So true, no one shoots Hasselblad, Leica, Canon, Nikon, or Olympus anymore.
No. Nobody.
Stupid remark Random-Water, I never said that. Don't make up your own quotes and respond to them using my name please. You'd better start learning how to read.
Looks to me, you already HAVE a lot of crap in your helmet as it is.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:04 PM   #10
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Hud

There are a couple of other options:
A company came out with a HUD ski goggle several years ago. I thought it would be cool for motocross, although I was a street biker at the time.
That technology has expanded to sunglasses for triathlon cycling offering speed, cadence etc. It seems like the goggles or glasses would be a better bet,
Or an add in module....
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