It's the middle of winter in New Zealand, a perfect time for the 2006 Burton Snowboarding Championships, and what better venue for Motorola and Burton Snowboards to announce the 2007 Audex collection of wearable electronics?

The two companies have teamed up to produce the Audex Bluetooth stereo system, including an ugly-looking plaid jacket that wirelessly communicates to Bluetooth phones, letting users control music and phone calls with transport and volume controls sewn into the jacket's sleeve.


Also part of the collection is a hoodie with speakers and an integrated headphone jack built in, along with helmets and beanies infused with Bluetooth tech. Let's just hope the rest of that collection looks better than this plaid jacket. Available at Burton retailers starting this month.

Motorola's 2nd-Gen Wearable Electronics [Bios Magazine]