Plantronics and Quiksilver/Roxy put Bluetooth in Jackets

As we have predicted not so long ago, a new company is joining the Wearable Electronic market.

Yesterday Quiksilver and Plantronics kicked off a new strategic partnership to outfit outdoor sports enthusiasts with a unique array of Bluetooth enabled sports apparel and accessories.

Quiksilver and Plantronics previewed a new collection of premium snow apparel and accessories providing wireless, high-performance stereo music and mobile phone communications.

A new and interesting alliance which includes the Quiksilver and Roxy brands and Plantronics which is recognized as a leader of Bluetooth voice and stereo technology. On a side note: In 1969, a Plantronics headset carried the historic first words from the moon: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

A high profile marriage of two high quality brands in their fields. An we, the consumer, will have a lot to gain from it.

Here are the first products that the two introduced:

QuickJacket1.jpgThe new collection integrates Quiksilver’s high-quality outdoor sports apparel with Bluetooth equipped mobile phones, iPods and MP3 players, allowing the user to effortlessly access favorite tunes and mobile calls without the worry of snagging a cord while blazing the slopes.

Plantronics’ technology, embedded within the Quiksilver apparel and accessories, enables stereo sound to stream wirelessly from compatible products so that users can play and control music as well as answer incoming calls – all at the touch of a button.

Designed for both men and women under the Quiksilver (men) and Roxy (women) brands, the first collection of apparel and accessories will include:

Quiksilver Double Daffy Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: The jacket is part of Quiksilver’s Limited Edition Outerwear Collection and is both iPod and mobile phone ready. The Double Daffy will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $370.00 at Quiksilver Stores and better retailers nationwide in US. 

Roxy Teen Angel Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: iPod and mobile phone ready, this jacket will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $340.00 at Quiksilver Stores and Roxy retailers nationwide in US.

We could not find out about the detailed features, for example where are the buttons located to operate the iPod and mobile phone, how the systems is integrated into the jackets.
Stay tuned, we will give you an update as soon as more details are available and finally, when the Jackets will hit the stores and where to buy it.

 

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