When I was about 10 years old, my parents took my brother and I skiing in New Mexico. I remember thinking it was one of the funnest things I’ve ever done, right up until I wiped out and rolled halfway down the slope where I ended up with snow neatly packed into my pants. It wasn’t so much fun after that. I might go back again someday, but I’ll need some assurances that should my leg snap in half for any reason or a giant avalanche come my way, someone can hear my pitiful, girlish screams and come help.
I think the perfect thing to assure that assistance would arrive is these Buhel Speakgoggle G33 Intercom goggles.
The goggles are designed to keep the snow and glare away, and to keep your eyes nice and safe from tree limbs and the flailing ski poles of the people nearby. But the real differentiator in this particular pair goggles is the integrated Bluetooth headset, which pairs with your smartphone so you can answer voice calls and control your music playback.
The cooler feature for me is that even without having a smartphone, these goggles have an intercom function that will allow you to talk to six other people wearing them at the same time. The microphone the goggles have uses bone conduction technology for clear audio even when you’re flying down the slopes.
I think between six people, someone would be able to come and pry me off the tree I ran into.