When you're snowboarding, either you're listening to the wind flying by your ears, or you have a set of headphones on while listening to music from your mp3 player or smartphone. Philadelphia based Beat Farm decided to take your music experience to the next level with their cool hardware and smartphone app.
The way it works, is once you attach their hardware to your snowboard it will react to your movements. So when you spin, grind, slide, jump, flip, or any other movement, the music adjusts and tweaks to what you are doing. This creates a more interactive experience, and gives you an incentive to do more tricks. At the September edition of Philly Tech Meetup, Business lead Ben Harmer says "A cool way to add a visual aspect to their hardware is to simply add a GoPro HD camera to the experience so that a user can add their music to the video later on in post production."
They are in the prototype stage, but are in the process of making a rugged, mountain type unit. The battery on the hardware lasts about a day and a half, which is plenty for a day on the slopes. Their approach to mounting the hardware on the board, is much better than having it in your pocket, because it won't pick up the movements as well. Plus it's pretty cool to have a strange device on your board, it should turn heads for sure!
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