Motorola Inc. and Burton Snowboards have announced the availability of the Bluetooth-enabled Audex Jacket Series. The companies are also expanding their global relationship with the newly formed TEAMMOTO, a Motorola-sponsored snowboarding team comprised of Burton riders from across the globe.
TEAMMOTO consists of elite riders including Hannah Teter (USA), Luke Mitrani (USA), Marko Grilc (Slovenia), Jussi Oksanen (Finland), Tadashi Fuse (Japan), and Kazuhiro Kokubo (Japan).
The new Audex jacket allows winter sports enthusiasts to experience seamless connectivity from one environment to the next. It supports the "headset" and "hands-free" Bluetooth profiles.
At the center of the Audex jacket is a control panel located on the left- hand sleeve, allowing for simple and easy access to your incoming and outgoing calls, and music selections.
Connect a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to the panel wirelessly, while hooking an iPod player via hidden wires within the jacket. Speakers and a microphone are located in the hood for taking and making calls as well as listening to music.
The Audex jacket is the first in a line of products co-developed by Motorola and Burton. The next products, the Audex Protective Gear, are expected to be available this month. The gear includes the Audex Helmet and Audex Padded Hat, both equipped with Bluetooth stereo headphones, featuring easy-to-use control buttons for convenient and wireless on-the-go talking or music-listening.
The Bluetooth-enabled Audex Jacket Series costs from US$599.95 for the jacket.