For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!

Boarding With Bluetooth

By Scott Hirschheimer

Burton Winter JacketSnowboarding can now be done with the use of Bluetooth technology. Motorola and Burton have come together to create the very first Bluetooth winter jacket, the Audex Jacket series.

Listening to music and talking on your cell phone is now possible while snowboarding and skiing. Featured on the Burton Jacket is integrated Bluetooth technology for phones and wires to hook up your iPod. All of these features are controlled by the control panel located on your left sleeve of the jacket. In the hood of the jacket are speakers and a microphone.

This product seems very cool and could make a big splash in the snowboard and ski market. After going snowboarding for the first time, I wouldn’t recommend listening to music or talking on the phone until you are somewhat good. It is hard enough to stay upright in the first place without having a conversation or music blasting in your ears.

The Burton Snow Jacket will retail for around $599.95, which seems reasonable for a Burton Snow jacket with all these features.

For more info on the Audex Jacket series, click here.

For more info on Bluetooth technology, visit, the comprehensive guide to Bluetooth technology