Plantronics + Quiksilver/Roxy = Bluetooth Audio That Doesn't Look Douchey

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(or, indeed, unwired) clothing is something we’ve seen before, iPod remotes in sleeves and the like, but Plantronics has partnered with Roxy and Quiksilver and they seem to have gotten it right, releasing a series of snowboarding equipment with built-in stereo Bluetooth hands-free kits.

The line of parkas and helmets allows not only for chatting with co-boarders on the slopes via Bluetooth to mobiles, but also for listening to music via integrated speakers in the helmets and hoods. An added bonus is that you won’t look like a tool wearing your Bluetooth earpiece on the mountain.

The apparel isn’t cheap (hit the jump to see more details and pricing), but most snowboarders are used to paying a premium for good gear, and the prices are on par with other, non-wired equipment of the same quality. Will they sell? We don’t know, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this line becomes a hit.

– Quiksilver Double Daffy Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: The jacket is part of Quiksilver’s Limited Edition Outerwear Collection and is both iPod and cell phone ready. The Double Daffy will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $370.00 at Quiksilver Stores and better retailers nationwide.

– Quiksilver Pulse Helmet featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: The lightweight helmet, constructed from injected ABS, has adjustable side vents and comes in a black camo print. The Pulse will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $249.95 at Quiksilver Stores and better retailers nationwide.

– Roxy Teen Angel Snow Jacket featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: iPod and cell phone ready, this jacket will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $340.00 at Quiksilver Stores and Roxy retailers nationwide.

– Roxy Shiver Helmet featuring Plantronics stereo sound and voice technology with Bluetooth: The Shiver Roxy Women’s Ski/Snow Safety Helmet will be available in the 2007/2008 Outerwear season and will retail for $249.95 at Quiksilver Stores and Roxy retailers nationwide.

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