Receptor BUG communication helmet


If there is one thing that one cannot avoid in life (other than death and taxes, of course), it would be fashion. Since our ancestors ditched the fig leaf, you can more or less say that mankind has been on a quest to dress as well as possible, even more so in social functions and events, and more often than not to be as attractive as possible. After all, we are not peacocks who do have beautiful feathers to strut, do we? And most of us do not look that flattering in our birthday suits, either. Well, if you are going to go on plenty of rough-and-tumble adventures during the winter, you might as well make the most of it by looking nice and listening to your favorite inspiring tunes, and this is where the Receptor BUG communication helmet comes in handy.

It does not make sense to cram a pair of headphones in between your noggin and a helmet, as that is the perfect recipe for discomfort, which is why ski and snowboard helmet manufacturer POC has decided to work with their engineering team in order to come up with a special helmet that will integrate a set of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones into the neck roll.

The Receptor BUG Communication will be inspired by the Receptor BUG, which so happens to be one of the Swedish company’s most popular helmet models. Apart from enjoying your favorite tunes, you can also take phone calls, adjust the volume level, and skip tracks thanks to the a 1.3 m (4.3 ft) long cable with integrated microphone and remote control which will hook up to a smartphone.

The Receptor BUG Communication is not that lightweight though, but you should not notice it too much at 550 grams a pop, where black and white are the colors you can choose from. You can pick it up from January 2013 onward in sizes ranging from XS to XXL, where it will retail for around $337 each.


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