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Though its product range these days is restricted to automobiles and motorcycles, BMW
is no stranger to aviation. After all, that's how it got its start. But that was a long time ago.
More recently, however, the Bavarian automaker's design consultancy division has gotten its parent company back into the air, styling the cabins on Embraer and Falcon business jets. So what's the next step? Well, we might not have seen it coming, but the answer is the aviation headset you see here.
designed the S1 headset for Sennheiser, placing an emphasis on safety and quality of sound. Pilots can easily adjust the fit, the ear cushions are designed to accommodate sunglasses (Top Gun
-style mirrored aviators or otherwise), it packs active noise cancellation and Bluetooth connectivity, and the whole thing is controlled with an LED interface.
All in all a slick unit with details that pilots will undoubtedly appreciate. And if the performance from BMW's own M cars gets any more astronomic, drivers just might come to appreciate them as well. Details in the press release after the jump
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BMW takes to the skies with Sennheiser aviation headset
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