Headwave TAG Promises to Turn Your Helmet into a Concert Hall

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Enter Headwave TAG, a device for streaming music and other audio to a rider's helmet. Dubbed the Concert Capsule, this gadget promises a new level of aural immersion, and we'd certainly love to test this and see if it works as advertised.
Some fellows are not that thrilled to listen to music while they are riding, but to some, being able to enjoy their favorite tracks is a must, and one of the "sine qua non elements" that make the difference between an ordinary trip and a great one.

Headwave TAG is a device that is easy to attach to any motorcycle helmet, regardless of its type, and photos show it installed on retro lids as well as on sport or cross headgear. The strong adhesive strip and the slightly elastic structure (shore hardness:85) make it stick to any lid. And if you wonder how it will stick in there, you should know it was homologated for speeds up to 300 km/h (186 mph). Headwave  believe the TAG will remain in place even at 400 km/h (248 mph), but so far no riders willing to test it at such speed were found.

IP67 protection and wireless audio streaming offer peace of mind and total freedom

The Headwave TAG is IP67-certified, meaning that you could even take it in the shower with you and still work impeccably. Dust and shock protection are also on the menu. The batteries can be recharged via USB and would last for 6 to 8 hours.

Headwave will pair with your smartphone, other Bluetooth-enabled player, or even GPS navigators. Audio is streamed to the Headwave TAG, and because there is no microphone, it can't be used for calls. The gadget will only relay music and vocal guidance instructions from the GPS.

A special transponder produces vibrations inside the helmet shell and uses it as a resonance chamber, but on the outside, a faint buzz is all that can be heard. The creators of the Headwave TAG say that the sound produced by the add-on gadget is quite qualitative, but knowing that helmets are hardly the first choice for high-end loudspeaker manufacturers, we prefer to take this with a grain of salt, at least until we hear it ourselves.

If you're already convinced that this helmet accessory is the right one for you, you can already order the Headwave TýG. It comes with a €299 ($323) price tag, and is CE/MIC/ARCM/FCC certified for EU, Japan, Australia and the USA.

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