Skully Smart Helmet Extends Advance Orders Deadline

Courtesy Skully Systems

The people behind what’s being billed as “the world’s smartest” helmet have extended their deadline for advance orders to fund the project.

You can now pre-order the Skully AR-1 through October 9. The helmet costs $1,400.

Marcus Weller, the Skully Systems chief operating officer, says the company’s received orders from 1,500 people in 40-plus countries so far. A total of $1.9 million has been raised so far.

The company says the Skully AR-1 will begin shipping in May of next year.

The 'Connected' Helmet

The Skully is made of lightweight, aerodynamic polycarbonate. The visor is anti-fog, anti-scratch, and anti-glare. But it’s what’s inside that marks the AR-1 as different.

The helmet comes with a heads-up display, a rear-facing camera and built-in GPS navigation.

The AR-1 will also include Bluetooth connectivity and a smartphone companion app, which will be available for both Android and iOS.

Project backers say the app will allow the user to sync the helmet with their smartphone so they can make or receive calls and play music from services like Pandora.

The Skully AR-1 is costing U.S. residents $1,399 and is available in Matte Black and Gloss White. International customers pay $1,599.