Today Atari will debut its all-new Speakerhat, powered by Audiowear. The Speakerhat is a baseball-style cap with high-fidelity stereo speakers and microphone that can connect instantly to any Bluetooth-enabled device, enabling phone calls, audio/music, and voice control. The patented Speakerhat, combined with Multiplayer Mode, will allow multiple Speakerhat users to simultaneously listen to a single audio stream at the same time.
Atari Connect COO, Michael Arzt had this to say, “Atari has transcended its seminal gaming origins to become a true pop-culture lifestyle brand, but disruption remains deeply rooted in our DNA. With the recent reveal of our Ataribox project and now with Speakerhats, we envision a full range of connected personal devices that live at society’s intersection of entertainment, technology and social connectivity that legendary film worlds like Blade Runner 2049 foretell. Our new products will speak to a whole new generation of Atari fans, while also honoring the decades of affection and devotion by our most loyal ones.”
Speaking of Blade Runner 2049, Atari has partnered with action figures and collectibles maker NECA to introduce wearable technology products for the Ridley Scott film. The Blade Runner 2049 Speaker hats will drop this fall in limited-edition; just in time for the release of the movie on October 6, 2017.
“Blade Runner 2049 made a distinctive and memorable mark with its recent reveal trailer that skillfully captured and evolved the aesthetic presented in the classic original film. Atari was an enduring and essential element in the sequel filmmakers’ world-building,” said NECA COO, Joel Weinshanker. “The minute the new trailer hit, we started getting requests for Atari-branded Blade Runner 2049 products and knew we’d need to partner with Atari to satisfy the countless joint fans of both franchises.”
The Limited-Edition Atari Blade Runner 2049 Speakerhat will ultimately be joined by a variety of Atari-branded lifestyle products such as high-tech wearables and apparel based on its popular IP, as well as various audio and gaming gadgets.
Atari Connect COO Michael Arzt is available for a limited number of interviews during Comic-Con International: San Diego today and tomorrow.