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Atati may be synonyms with consoles like the ATARI 2600, games like Space Invaders, Pitfall!, Pac-Man, Frogger, Missile Command and arcades but now the pioneering video game giant is moving into new territory. ATARI has announced the first product in “Atari Connected Life” … Speakerhat.
What is Speakerhat?
Essentially, it is exactly what they sound like. Speakerhats are baseball caps with high quality speakers built into the brim. That’s right… the brim has actual speakers (not headphones), powered by Audiowear, embedded in it. The Speakerhat also has a microphone that uses Bluetooth to connect to your devices.
Atari is also promising “a fundamentally new social audio experience” with Multiplayer Mode. In essence, this allows multiple people to listen to a single audio stream via Bluetooth.
Alternate and collectible designs
Atari is also going to partner with NECA, the company behind many collectibles. The aim of this partnership is to introduce a limited edition Blade Runner 2049 Speakerhat, due to release this autumn. Atari has said that the Speakerhat is designed to be ultra-thin and lightweight.
The audio tech specs
The technology inside Speakerhat will consist of “proprietary high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone, V 4.1 CSR/Qualcomm cVc audio technology, 5-band EQ, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP v1.4) and Headset Profile (HSP v1.2), rechargeable lithium Ion battery, universal control button, and LED indicator light.”
What does Atari say?
“The Atari Speakerhat is a baseball-style cap with high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device.”
“Connect to any smartphone, tablet, personal computer to play any music or other media content, initiate or accept phone calls, receive voice commands, etc.”
“The Atari Speakerhat feels natural and normal to wear for long periods of time, and achieves a balance of weight vs. sound quality and functionality. The intent is to continuously improve on design and engineering, until the technology is completely invisible”
Would you buy one?
What do you think of Atari’s new wearable? Would you buy one? What technology would you integrate into clothing? Let us know in the comment box below.