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Reevu’s MSX1, Cheap HUD Goodness


By David Ponce

Holy crap! Now this is useful as hell. If you’re the motorcycling type, know that a UK company called Reevu has made an ingeniously designed helmet that actually increases your level of safety… well, aside from the usual preventing your head from plopping on impact, and such. The MSX1, manufactured in Italy, is a helmet with an integrated heads-up display that lets you see what’s going on behind your head. And the best part is that it’s very low cost, at only about $400. How does it do this? Well, it uses a system of unbreakable mirrors constructed out of ABS, rather than a more expensive camera and projector setup.

Ten years in the making, the helmet has been designed to ensure it meets all international safety standards, and is of a similar size and weight to conventional helmets. It should be available early 2006.

More at the website. Story VIA Gadgets.zive.cz.







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15 responses to “Reevu’s MSX1, Cheap HUD Goodness”

  1. Um capacete bacano e com utilidade

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  3. Whats Hot! says:

    Reevu MSX1 – HUD Bike Helmet

    What an amazing piece of technology – this should be mandated by law for motorcyclists. Better than just a simple helmet, this is a step in the right direction, integrating the behind view all in the HUD of the helmet. The company that makes this,…

  4. Sven Granholm says:

    Very cool indeed, but my question is this:
    If I bought this helmet could I get rid of my mirrors on my handlebars?

    Sven

  5. Xataka says:

    Casco con retrovisor

    ¿Pagarías 400 dólares más por un casco que te ofrezca la posibilidad de ver lo que está sucediendo detrás de ti?. Sin duda es una cantidad más económica que si se usará un sistema de cámaras y proyector. En este caso el sistema usa la combin…

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  7. TORBO says:

    ingenious… in response to Sven.. if you are talking about the handlebars on your bicycle, you probably could remove them but i wouldnt recomend it..

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  9. Nick says:

    “Honest Officer, I really do have mirrors!” Seriously, this is cool stuff. I’d like to try it. I wonder how it performs in low level light.

    Nick

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  11. Petchoy says:

    where can I purchase this wonderful product. I check thier website and to no avail there’s no response. pls help. thanks