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12-21-2007 11:09 PM
megladan completely unnecessary, my best friend has the audex jacket and it NEVER works the battery cables are always falling out and shit.. waste of money... im happy with my oakley crowbars thank ya very much... i keep the gps on me to record speed and distance traveled...
12-19-2007 03:42 PM
romesaz
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Originally Posted by arifman13
i agree with you EC9SS, that this would be extremely USEFUL for a mountain rescue team then for a leisurely ski/snowboarder.
If it consisted of vital information(mapping, place of accident etc) this would be great. and like you saind the wight, cost would not be an issue.

But i still feel that there is a portion of show-offs out there who would love to have HUD goggles, just for the sake of it and just because they have the money for them!

thanks very much for your input
But, from a business perspective, would you not want to target the LARGER audience, i.e. NOT the portion of show-offs that love to have HUD goggles?


I'd also want it to display the temperature of my toast
^tongue-in-cheek^
12-19-2007 02:43 PM
N~R~G it's definitely a neat idea, but one that would probably appeal more to skiers than boarders. or possibly wealthy back country riders.

now, an LED snowboarding helmet would be a sick idea!
12-19-2007 02:34 PM
N~R~G it doesn't matter to me what people wear on the mountain, cuz i rock...



XRAY GOGS!!! muwhahaha!
12-19-2007 01:28 PM
Augie09 how about little left and right arrows that point in the direction my buds are. We get a little spaced on the mountain and if we all had the same goggles, maybe with location transmitters in them, I could see there location kind of like a halo radar.
12-18-2007 07:17 PM
pk_volt Definitely real time telemetry data would be useful for pro racers such as how much time you are ahead, or behind the top racer. Maybe even use the HUD to display the optimal racing line on the slopes, but again, this just seems a little over kill, and how are you going to even mount the display onto a pair of goggles.
12-18-2007 02:16 PM
arifman13 i agree with you EC9SS, that this would be extremely USEFUL for a mountain rescue team then for a leisurely ski/snowboarder.
If it consisted of vital information(mapping, place of accident etc) this would be great. and like you saind the wight, cost would not be an issue.

But i still feel that there is a portion of show-offs out there who would love to have HUD goggles, just for the sake of it and just because they have the money for them!

thanks very much for your input
12-13-2007 07:42 PM
EC99SS It's different and interesting and I applaud you for trying to be innovative, however as mentioned it may not be feasible for snowboarders. A few things that I see could be an issue (just my opinions and not trying to bash you):

1) Weight and size. Even if you did make it bluetooth, you still have to integrate a battery, microchips loaded with firmware, wires, and a special lens/window for the HUD. I personally like my goggles only as big as they need to be to fit my face. Any bigger and heavier and I notice it after 6-8 hours on the mountain.

2) Accidents. As mentioned this could be a potential issue. If speed were one of your readings, people will tend to want to read the HUD. One split second is all it takes to catch an edge, make a mistake etc especially at top speeds (by top speed I mean that of the ability of the rider).

3) If you were trying to market it for the fashion conscious then I think it wouldn't work. Who would know you had an HUD google? They can't see it from the outside.

4) Cost: You'll immediately eliminate the younger genre (which makes up a significant portion of the snowboarding population). Those goggles would be quite expensive. Hell I have a hard time justifying goggles for myself that are over $110. I certainly would not buy goggles that are $300 (arbitrarily speaking).

NOW...I think you can possibly make it work for those on a ski medical team, mountain rescuers, etc. Information is their lifeblood and something like this could appeal to them. If I were one of them, I wouldn't care about "weight", "looks", "cost"...I would care that the goggles gave me the information I need that could help me save someone's life.

Again...it's good to see people innovate. Don't be discouraged and continue to think of good ideas. Keep in mind the niche you want to market these goggles too.

Best of luck!
12-13-2007 07:25 PM
woogie I personally think its pretty cool. I could see that you wouldn't need to design a whole garment cause you could just make the equipment kind of like an ipod or something and it just clips to your jacket with a wire going down the sleeve to your wrist so that you could change the controls. It would be cool to have an ear piece and maybe some kind of mic attached so that when your phone rings you could answer it without doing anything. maybe it tells you who the incoming call is from and then you say "answer or Ignore" (something like that). Also some kind of avalanche safety stuff might be a good selling point. The Tv thing would be usefully if you were stuck in an avalanche waiting for your rescuers you could watch some episodes of th office or something.
12-13-2007 06:19 PM
StreetwearNYC he asked what information could he put on his goggles

not if you think this product will do well or should he do it

Weather, Time, Temp, if your already using blue tooth than maybe integrate people's phones to it kind of like oakley did. Deff something like the guy that mentioned above with the trail map and marking where you have been or a good spot

these would be really cool and interesting to see how your product came out
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