Outdoor Tech Teams Up with Giro on Two In-Helmet Audio Systems

Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2015) - Outdoor Tech® is proud to announce a new partnership with Giro Sport Design for Giro's 2016 product line, which will include Outdoor Tech's Bluetooth wireless CHIPS® that have forever changed the course of on-snow audio by adding a new dimension of sound, simplicity and convenience to helmets.

"Outdoor Tech has been an innovator in bringing simplicity, integration, premium sound and clean design to wireless audio accessories," says Giro Product Manager Daniel Boccia. "At Giro, we're proud to partner with a brand that embodies the same product ethos of designing new products to enhance the ride."

"We couldn't be happier to have an amazing brand like Giro as a partner going into next season. Since they are widely known as a leader in design, style and technology, it is the most natural fit imaginable between our innovative brands," states Adam Janecka, VP of Sales at Outdoor Tech®. "Giro fans can now opt for a premium sound system to match their top tier helmet. This season they can finally have both."

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Wireless CHIPS® drop into any Giro snow helmet with audio-ready earpads and give your runs down the mountain the soundtrack they deserve. The patented tactile and glove friendly 2-button interface changes tracks, adjusts volume, plays/pauses music, takes calls and activates voice command, meaning no fishing the phone from your jacket or fumbling for tiny buttons with numb fingers - super simple. Complete with a built-in microphone and IPX4 sweat and water-resistant rating, these are tested to work perfectly down to -20°C/-4°F (no more frozen button syndrome). These latest CHIPS® also offer technology upgrades like Bluetooth 4.0, improved Hi-Fi audio quality, voice prompts and battery level indicators giving users vital information without taking their helmet off.

 

Outdoor Tech® x Giro - Bluetooth Wireless CHIPS® Features:

  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Max Volume: 112 decibels
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • IPX4 sweat and water-resistant.
  • Tested to work at -20° C/-4° F
  • Play Time: 10 hours
  • Standby Time: 280 hours
  • Wireless Range: up to 32 feet
  • Weight: 0.18lbs / 82g
  • Includes: USB charging cable, backup audio line-in cable w/ controls, and carry pouch
  • MSRP: $130

 

Giro Sport Design and Outdoor Tech® will also provide an option to budget conscious skiers and snowboarders: universal Wired CHIPS® ($39.95) offer the same premium sound quality and glove-friendly functionality as wireless CHIPS®, but in a wired version that directly connects to smart phones and audio devices.

 

About Giro Sport Design: Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design develops new ideas to enhance the ride. Since creating the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, Giro has maintained a strong focus on products that enhance the feeling of freedom and independence that riding brings to life. As the leader in the design, fit and engineering of products that complement the body, Giro is the first choice of riders worldwide.

 

About Outdoor Tech®: Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand creating accessories for an action-filled lifestyle. Packing the world's most complete line of Bluetooth audio built for reveling in the open air and on the road, Outdoor Tech® proves there is a way to stay connected but not tethered. For more on Outdoor Tech® and the rest of its line including rugged

 

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