Domio, by Hearshot Inc, uses micro-vibration technology to turn any helmet into a personal concert hall

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Helmet mounted device that plays music without the use of earbuds launches today

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Domio is based on bone conduction technology that transmits sound directly to the helmet with micro-vibrations. The rigid dome structure of the helmet acts as a great sound conduit, turning any helmet into a 360-degree concert-hall experience.

Today Hearshot Inc. launched their first product, Domio. Domio is a helmet mounted device that employs micro-vibration audio technology to transmit audio through any helmet, turning it into a 360-degree sound experience that closely resembles concert hall sound. The device, which is the size of a yo-yo, allows outdoor and adventure sports enthusiasts to wirelessly stream music to their ears without the need for intrusive earbuds, speaker insert or pads. It is now available for preorder via the company’s website.

“Other products block the ear canal, add bulk, and can potentially limit the user’s awareness of the environment around them, which can be very dangerous,” said Domio Co-Founder Sebastian Koper. “Domio is based on bone conduction technology that transmits sound directly to the helmet with micro-vibrations. The rigid dome structure of the helmet acts as a great sound conduit, turning any helmet into a 360-degree concert-hall experience.”

Using Domio is simple. It is mounted to the helmet using one of the adhesive backed mounts included with the unit, which are similar to what helmet wearers already use with action cameras. Domio is then able to be attached and removed for use on other helmets, using a simple twist and snap motion. Easy to use on-device controls can be operated with one hand, by feel, even while wearing gloves. Domio’s auto-calibration software adapts it to the specific helmet and in 15 seconds to ensure the best audio experience.

“Domio is perfect for anyone that rides with a helmet and doesn’t want to deal with tangled wires or have their ears covered by bulky pads or annoying ear buds. It’s lightweight, easy to use and let’s me hear what’s going on around me as I’m riding,” commented Drew Bezanson, a top BMX rider who is sponsored by both Redbull and GoPro among others.

Koper and co-founder Bart Lipski grew up together immersed in outdoor sports and have spent years honing this technology. The pair are avid action sports enthusiasts with a shared love of snowboarding, kitesurfing and mountain biking. Lipski previously worked at Google and Koper spent years as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

“Domio was born from our personal frustration with what’s on the market right now. Simple to use, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to hear their music, but also the world around them. The design lets you focus on riding without the distraction of buds falling out, cords tangling or rigid speakers embedded in otherwise soft ear pads,” said Lipski.

The estimated ship date for preorders is Fall 2016. Super Early Bird buyers will be able to purchase Domio on the company's website for $49 USD for the first batch, a 55% discount from its expected retail price of $109 USD.

Media wishing to demo Domio or interview the founders should contact PR agent, Jackson Wightman at (514) 605 9255.

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