Motorbike helmet add-on enables headphone-free listening

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Motorcycle helmets are growing up. First, we saw the NUVIZ Ride:HUD — a helmet add-on that gives them a Google Glass-style head-up display with information such as maps and speed. Now HEADWAY from Germany-based startup Rockatoo aims to replace motorcycle headphones with a device that turns any helmet into a loudspeaker. The device is a small magnetic attachment that can be clipped onto the back of any existing helmet. Through a Bluetooth connection, users can then stream music from their smartphone. HEADWAY uses what's called surface transducing technology, meaning that the audio is translated into vibrations that move the helmet…

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