Talk and ride with Burton board gear

Not so long ago the most technical piece of kit on the mountain was the ski itself, but now the slopes are becoming a gadgeteer’s paradise.We've

Not so long ago the most technical piece of kit on the mountain was the ski itself, but now the slopes are becoming a gadgeteer’s paradise.We've already been treated to a glimpse of Quiksilver's new line-up. Now carving its way down the mountain to join it next season will be this new Audex range from board-maker Burton.The down jacket (pictured) comes top of the ski school class with Bluetooth cones from Motorola built into the hood. By opting for speakers rather than headphones it'll treat your lugs to calls and music without dangerously cutting them off from what's happing around you (falling skiers, French school kids, avalanches, that sort of thing).It also comes with control buttons and a screen built into the arm for commanding your phone and iPod while keeping them safely stowed away in your pocket.For those who prefer to protect themselves, a Bluetooth-equipped helmet joins the range, along with a wired for sound beanie and a similarly stocked cargo jacket for about town après-ski.They'll be out later in the year, in time for some early winter snow.

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