The Chips wireless headphones from Outdoor Technology are a convenient in helmet audio system with a number of well-designed features. They are easy to use and compatible with any audio friendly liners from eight of the top snow helmet brands.
Outdoor Technology Chips Review
Chips use Bluetooth technology and are compatible with any Bluetooth enabled device. Each speaker has a large button that allows the user to control what he or she hears. The left ear controls the volume and skipping between tracks. Tap the right ear to play and pause a track, or answer and end a phone call. They have a built in microphone so you can use voice command and talk on the phone. They also come with a USB charger and a back up audio cable incase you want to tether your ear speakers to your mp3 device the old fashioned way.
The Chips have long lasting batteries that will play for 9 to 10 hours. They are lightweight, around 2.88 oz. They have terrific audio quality and have a max volume of 112 decibels, far too loud to be safe while skiing. They work in temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and are sweat and water-resistant.
These headphones are easy to use and require almost no setup. They last all day, and sound super. Wireless headphones are a must for anyone who likes to ski or snowboard while listening to music. Before I got these I used the ear buds that came with my phone and I did not know what I was missing. I will never go back to wearing ear buds on the mountain. The Chips have the same ability to make calls and control what you are listening to as the Apple Earpods or any similar product. What makes them the best option for snow sports is their sound quality and ability to control your phone or mp3 player wirelessly.