O’Neill announced the fourth generation Wearable Electronic line

O’Neill Europe is the most consistent company when is comes to Wearable Electronic. Starting a few years back with the iPod Jacket named Hub has evolved and expanded to the h4 line for Autumn/Winter 2007/2008.

First a short look back to O’Neill’s evolutionary work in Wearable Electronic:

hub_jacket.jpgIn 2004, O’Neill announced the world’s 1st mobile communications & entertainment snowboard jacket the Hub for the Autumn/Winter season 2004/2005.

The HUB mobile communications and entertainment Jacket featured a removable 128Mb MP3 player, Bluetooth that allows the wearer to make and receive calls from the cell telephone and the Eleksen fabric keyboard.

Sorry – no iPod at that time and the special very low spec MP3 player that O’Neill used was not such a good idea but they changed that in the next range.

A year later, O’Neill showed the second generation Wearable Electronic for the 2005/2006 season, the H2 line consisting of a new and now iPod ready Jacket and two Backpacks with iPod control and Bluetooth cell-phone communication system integrated. One of the Backpacks had also Solar cells on board to recharge the iPod on the go.

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For the Autumn/Winter 2006/2007, O’Neill has launched for the third straight year a new and extended line of Wearable Electronic, the H3 range consisting of a communication jacket, the Campack backpack with iPod control, Bluetooth cell-phone function and added video functionality to the backpack. As new element, O’Neill also introduced the Fat Controller glove which let’s you control your iPod wirelessly from your glove.

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O’Neill used in the H3 range the soft control elements from Fibretronic.

We are very curious how O’Neill’s ground-breaking fourth generation wearable electronics line, H4, will look and work. O’Neill has increased the range to seven pieces, including the new H4 Walkie-Talkie Jacket and the whole line should offer true wearable multimedia potential. H4 products will enable access to iPod, MP3 Players, headsets and camera equipment.

I think the new H4 range is a must have for the YouTube generation.

We will update you as soon as we get new product photos from the H4 range. Stay tuned and check back soon.

Source: Global Surf News

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