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    7 Reviews


    Tornado no more.

    Behold, the Smith x Outdoor Tech collaboration of a lifetime—the Wireless Audio Chips. You'll never have to worry about the tornado of wires, missed calls from Ma, or freezing your knuckles whilst fumbling to change songs. Each headphone sports a large button that can be easily booped from outside the confines of your helmet. These rad little boo-diddlies can even answer a call from your Bluetooth device, pause/play, raise/lower the volume, and skip groove tracks. Able to operate at -4 degrees Fahrenheit, these wireless monsters go up to 120 decibels and feature A2DP for high quality stereo sound. The package is sweetened to a T with a USB charger, back-up cable, and carry pouch.

    • Minimal design
    • Fit into most helmet's audio liner
    • Connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device
    • Rechargeable battery
    • Two-button control system
    • IPX4 sweat and water resistant
    • A2DP high quality speakers
    • Up to 120 decibel volume
    • Works at -4F
    • Includes USB charger, back-up cable, and carry pouch
    • Item #SMI00BA

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    bluetooth, all headphone jacks
    IPX4 sweat and water resistant

    Tech Specs

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    Best product I've purchased in a while

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I can't say enough how great these are. I ski and can control my music without taking off gloves, I've even taken calls the same way all bundled up and very clear. I saw other reviews that the chips aren't that loud and they won't blast your ears, but are great because they are not noise cancelling so you can hear what's going on around you while music sounds like they are playing it on the slopes. Safer and very cool to have. Can have a conversation with someone while listening because they don't go in ear. Very convenient and the battery life is amazing, I can get about 2 full ski days in with one charge. I wish I could wear these all the time so I bought pads to use with my bike helmet in the summer. Great purchase.

    Want these to work, but poor performance

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I own a pair of the original Outdoor Tech Chips (pre-Smith Collaboration) and experience constant sound cut-outs or skips when using them on the mountain. I've learned that if my head is turned to one direction (depending on the location of my media device) the sound will immediately begin to skip our cutout. With that said, I ordered the latest Smith outdoor tech wireless chips in hopes that they had fixed the poor connection performance. I tried them out this past weekend and sadly these issues still exist. I experienced constant skipping and music cutouts while riding, and also had the headphones lose connection to my phone while riding and just sitting on the lift (the headphones tell you that they've disconnected or connected to a device). I've put my phone on a table and walked 10 feet away and had 0 issues with sound skipping or cutouts. But if my media device is in my media pocket on my jacket or hoodie (which is less than 2 feet from the chips) and my body slightly gets in between the line of sight, the sound immediately has issues.

    I would like to think that I've just had bad luck, but from other reviews I've read on the older model and talking with friends who have experienced the same issues I'm having doubts with the product itself.

    Super useful, but some flaws.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These ear buds are not a bad item for what they are. They fit into my Smith Gage absolutely perfectly, I have zero problems with the fit, and they are surprisingly loud!

    -Fit into my Smith Helmet perfectly.
    -The Bluetooth is super easy to connect, and I have had zero problems. As long as my Bluetooth on my phone is on, I turn on these buds and they connect immediately!
    -Surprisingly loud for such little things.
    -Controls are easy, once you know how to do it. You can answer calls, switch music, and change volume without having to pull out your phone.

    -The sounds quality isn't really that great. This is not a huge deal while I am skiing, but if you are just testing them at home, it is noticeably bad at higher volumes.
    -I wish the battery life was higher. It is at eight hours of constant playing, which means that I need to charge it after a full day of skiing.
    -It does not come with a wall-power charger. This may be a little thing, but it comes with a USB charger, and it is super annoying having the find a computer every single time I need to charge it.

    In conclusion, I really do like these little things! I use them every single time I am on the mountain, and they are so much easier than the wired speakers. However, it is just those few little things that make it far from perfect.

    Abysmal sound, mismatch Smith helmets

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Abysmal. Terrible. Will make you want to cut your ears off.

    I got a pair of those as a replacement for the Smith BT headphones and control pad made by Skullcandy. The sound is terrible and muddied, as if you had cotton balls in your ears. It is so bad I cannot listen to my music. No music is really better than the abominable sound that these put out.

    Also, audio activation does not work with Android phones, while it worked with the Skullcandy system.

    I still have another set of the Skullcandy for another helmet and the difference in sound quality is night and day. These are extremely bad while the Skullcandy are bright and clear. I am very sorry I exchanged the Skullcandy for those. These are unusable.

    They also do not match the Smith helmet design: the charge port is inaccessible and on the wrong side of the zipper, which now needs to be unzipped and rezipped daily, and the speakers have to be taken out entirely to recharge.

    This is the first product that Smith makes or rebrands that I have that is bad. Maybe that is why I am so disappointed. The sound is so baand the fit with a Smith helmet so bad, it is unbelievable.

    Unanswered Question

    I have an iPhone 6+ which I pair with my chips. My daughter got ahold of my phone and forgot the chips as a bluetooth device. Now, I cannot pair the chips to my iPhone. Any idea why or how? Thanks

    Unanswered Question

    Is there any difference (besides the color and logo) between these Smith ones and the regular 2.0 version? Is there better sound quality or anything?

    Do the headphones come with a backup cable in case the headphones run out of battery? I'm looking for headphones that can be used wirelessly and with a wire for long days on the mountain. I don't want my music to fail after a few hours.

    These are the same as the standard wireless chips but smith branded with a green cord?

    You got it Douglas. Smith partnered with Outdoor Tech to make this version with the green cord and Smith logo. I have these for my Smith Vantage Helmet and they are awesome! Feel free to shoot me any additional questions directly.


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    I'm trying to understand how these work exactly. I'm assuming the wire connects the two speakers through liner of the helmet, but how do the buttons work if the speakers are inside the liner of the helmet? Do you just have to push the side of the ear piece real hard? I have the original Smith Variant Brim and I've used the Skullcandy wired inserts (which are terrible) and I'd really like something wireless. Glad Smith finally partnered with someone else.

    Hey Cole,

    You got it exactly right! You just push on your ears. I have these for my helmet and while i'll admit you can look a little crazy standing there pushing on your ears, but I LOVE these and think they are a great product.

    Let me know if you have any more question or would like to order.