Burton has revamped its iPod-ready product range with its new Shield Jacket (with an integrated iPod system).
The garment features Burton’s iPod control system and an updated, flexible SoftSwitch control pad located on the sleeve to control most recent iPods.
The iPod is stored inside a specially-designed, EVA molded chest pocket. Constructed with two-layer waterproof fabric, the Burton Shield jacket is machine washable with the iPod interface module removed. The jacket is waterproof, while being breathable and costs £249.95 (excluding VAT).
Also newly revamped, Burton's Amp Pack combines SoftSwitch technology with a control pad on the shoulder strap. The bag's festooned with handy pockets, and is available now in black and "Burton Storm Camo". £155.95 (including VAT).
CES also saw news of a Motorola/Burton Bluetooth-enabled jacket, which is expected to be on the market late in 2005. This will let wearers switch between their iPod music and mobile calls on the fly.
Devices are controlled by an embedded system operated using jacket sleeve-mounted controls. Stereo speakers are built into the hood of the jacket and a microphone is embedded in the upper section near the collar.
Bluetooth technology is also built into a Motorola/Burton helmet and beanie, so riders can listen to their music and their mobile wirelessly.