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Talk’n’Ride Bluetooth Enabled Motorcycle Helmet

17 September 2004

Motorola and Momodesign have unveiled their first Bluetooth enabled motorcycle helmet that will make it possible for motorcycle riders to scoot around town and stay connected.

Built on the award-winning design of Motorola’s popular HS810, the wireless helmet headset is the latest addition to Motorola’s portfolio of innovative Bluetooth products.

The helmet is open-faced with a design drawing inspiration from air force pilots helmets, with anti-scratch visor and carbon fibre details.

Bruce Hawver, Vice President and General Manager, Companion Products, Motorola commented: “Motorola’s working on many different technologies to offer consumers the ability to stay in touch at all times, no matter where they go, or how they get there. Our new wireless helmet headset is one of our first products that fit this category. In addition, this particular product serves as further affirmation of our commitment to lead in Bluetooth technology. We are pleased to be able to offer this to motorcycle riders in partnership with Momodesign.”

Paolo Cattaneo, Vice President and General Manager of Momodesign added: “Our customers choose our helmets for their cutting edge design and safety features. We’ve set high standards and consequently our customers are always expecting more so it’s exciting to be working with Motorola to now offer cutting edge technology to help our riders stay in touch on their bikes whether it be for work or pleasure.”

The Motorola wireless helmet headset also will be available as an aftermarket kit. The kit, containing the helmet adapter (microphone, speaker, cover), Bluetooth headset module, lanyard and charger, would easily attach to a consumer’s own helmet with the included strong 3M adhesive. Both solutions are universal, making them compatible with any Bluetooth enabled handset.

The headsets will be available from early 2005.