Bone Conducting Ski Goggles: Say It With Your Skull

Microphones can't discriminate what they hear, which can lead to noisy conversations if you're careening down a snowy hill. But by picking up the vibrations in your skull while you talk, Buhel's new SpeakGoggle G33s promise to clearly decipher every word.

The goggles connect to a cellphone in your pocket over Bluetooth, letting you take and place calls. Or can connect to another pair of goggles like a set of walkie talkies, with a range of up to 1,640 feet. The bone conducting microphone it uses is built into the frame, so you have to be wearing the goggles for it to pick up what you're saying. But in theory it will allow for clear conversations no matter how loud the wind is howling, or if you're swooshing through fresh powder.

On a single charge you're promised up to 12 hours of talk time, and because they include a built-in headphone jack, you can also wirelessly stream music from a smartphone for up to 10 hours. It also probably goes without saying that the goggles have been tested in temperatures as cold as -45°C. So they'll probably even work on your next trek up Everest. [Buhel via Gizmag]