Have you ever been riding and heard your cell phone ringing, but not been able to answer it in time? Well Blue Infusion Technologies is hoping to solve that problem with their BEARTek gloves.
You’ve probable never heard of Blue Infusion Technology before; that’s because they’re a fairly new company. They’re trying to raise money on Kickstarter for their innovative product – a set of Bluetooth-enabled gloves that will let users control their smartphone (iPhone 3G and newer, or Android) and Bluetooth-enabled audio system.
Their product has sensors in the thumb and fingers, which pair with a Bluetooth control module. Users can use the sensors to control their Bluetooth-enabled devices once they pair them. It won’t just let users take calls, either – they can control music apps like Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio, or other phone functions or voice commands.
For now, it seems only one glove from each pair sold will contain the sensors, although users will be able to pay more and have both gloves set up for the system.
BEARTek is also making winter gloves for skiing enthusiasts and the like; they’re designing their products to be modular, so you can use your Bluetooth components from the motorcycle gloves with the winter gloves as well.
The gloves come with an 80-hr lithium ion battery and carbon-fibre knuckles. They use nylon stitching throughout, with double stitching in high-impact or usage areas.
Check out the video below with more details, or visit their Kickstarter page.
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Great, now every time I get in a fight in a bar my gloves will call the cops on me!
I gotta say dumb idea. We have a enough distracted car drivers playing with their toys, we don’t need to find ways for motorcyclists to be more distracted as well.
It’s going to happen, whether you want it or not, so might as well be smart about how to interact with these devices.
Good grief, isn’t that why we ride motorcycles – to avoid all that cr*p ???
When i put my therapeutic helmet on, the phone is gonna go unanswered…
I gotta say – I was fooling around with the Scala Rider G4, trying to make the radio work while I rode the 401. And it sure passed the time.
Even 25 years ago, one could have a wired intercom system for rider/passenger that offered FM radio. My girlfriend and I passed many an hour listening to music and talking during rides.