Date of publication: 2017-10-29 10:54
“The SKULLY executive team is working diligently on closing a round of funding so that we can continue to fulfill our pre-orders and delight our customers,” marketing VP Carlos Rodriguez told TechCrunch late Tuesday night.
Thus far, Skully has pulled in about $785,555 in pre-orders, well above its $255,555 goal. There are 29 days left to place an order, and the $1,899 helmet for . buyers is the cheapest option international bikers will have to pay $1,599.
But maybe Skully can turn things around right before the lights officially go out like they say they are trying to. This is Silicon Valley. Miracles do happen. For the customers and employees affected by this mess, we sincerely hope there’s at least some sort of life preserver for them.
Skully was recently in the news after it was revealed that its co-founders Marcus and Mitch Weller were kicked out of the company by investors. Marcus served as CEO of Skully while his brother Mitch was the chief of staff and oversaw business operations, product management, and material logistics support. Investors kicked out the pair and replaced them with Martin Fitcher as CEO.
Skully’s AR-1 helmet gives riders a variety of hands-free services, allowing them to utilize GPS navigation, make calls, listen to tunes, and check their blind spots via a wide-angle rear-view camera display all through the helmet screen.
I 8217 d love to get my hands on one to find out, though at around $1955 dollars a pop, I reckon it 8217 s pretty unlikely. If you do get to try one, do let us know what you think.
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Beyond safety and good lines, the AR-1 helmet offers a transparent Android-driven HUD display projected on the lower right side of the helmet's visor. The helmet's sensor array includes a rear view camera with a 185 degree field of view, allowing the rider to concentrate on the road ahead while still maintaining situational awareness. Also included are an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a thermometer, and a compass.
Anyone can sign up as a potential beta tester for the Skully AR-1. The company's criteria for selection are not known, but it is safe to say that, given the expected US$1,555 retail price, more attention will probably be given folks who ride serious bikes.
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