Brainy Bucket

Skully: The Google Glass of helmets

By The Editors
August 20, 2014 9:00 am

Tacit rhetorical stipulation: Google Glass is the IROC-Z of eyewear.

If you own one you are, in some annoying and socially malevolent way, overcompensating.

You know it. We know it. Sergey Brin knows it.

Second tacit rhetorical stipulation: head-up displays are still cool.

This one is the coolest: the Skully AR-1, the most futuristic motorcycle helmet this side of an Iron Man sequel, available for pre-order now.

The AR-1 is as attractive as any full-face brain bucket. But under the hood it sports an in-visor HUD with on-board GPS information, a wide-angle rearview camera feed and hands-free Bluetooth.

The result: 360 degrees of visibility for improved accident avoidance and nary any excuse to take your eyes off the road ahead.

Initial quantities are limited, and if Glass has taught us anything, it’s that sensory augmentation like this don’t come cheap.

But this route, at least, lets you geek out and maintain your dignity.

Everybody knows motorbikes are sexy.

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