If you are looking for the Christmas or birthday present for your hard core skiing and snowboarding friend then look no further! Here we have from Transcend the ultimate pair of skiing goggles.
Zeal Optics and Recon Instruments have come together to offer this amazing piece of skiing kit. These bad boys have an integrated GPS sensor in them which is capable of calculating the skiers speed / altitude and position on the mountain. These goggles can also measure the air temperature and have a USB connector for charging and for download your data. The information is displayed seamlessly on your goggles, and isn’t supposed to distract you. Their aim is to have piste maps and locations of ski lifts integrated into the display. It does seem a little futuristic !
There is a video to watch on Gizmodo. The goggles should be hitting the shops in late 2010 and should cost around the $400 mark.
We have recently seen some interesting helmets and cool camera goggles, but these generally had old technology in them. The Transcend ski goggles has married new technology into their product, and if they can pull it off they will certainly be on a winner.