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Skully AR-1 Android Motorcycle Helmet Blows Past Funding Goal, Could be the Future

Motorcycle enthusiasts, have you been looking for the future in helmet technology? Skully thinks they have it with their freshly unveiled AR-1 Android-powered helmet that just went live on Indiegogo this morning. The helmet, which has already been given praise by outlets such as Popular Mechanics, Road & Track, Popular Science, and celebrity chef Tyler Florence (wait, what?) blew past its funding goal of $250,000 moments after it went live.

The helmet is powered by Android behind-the-scenes, includes a heads-up display that can show you information as you ride (like turn-by-turn navigation), an ultra-wide angle rear camera, and connects wirelessly to your phone. Thanks to Bluetooth, you can listen to music through your phone and even place hands-free calls. 

On a motorcycle front, the helmet is DOT/ECE certified, has a fog, scratch, and glare resistant visor, interchangeable padding inserts, and should be light enough for all riders.

The AR-1 starts at $1399 and comes in either matte black or gloss white. If you want a signed or international version, the price goes up from there.

As I already mentioned, the campaign to make this project a reality has already blown past its funding goal of $250,000. As I write this post, the AR-1 stands at just over $591,000, which is up over $20,000 from when I first started writing this. I think it’s safe to say that this should become a success, assuming Skully can get the product out the door in a timely manner.

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