Last year, BE Headwear became the leader in mobile, personal surround sound. Our Gen. 3 BE Link Kickstarter campaign set a new bar for something that all athletes and active people crave: superior audio quality and style unlike any other. The amazing amount of support we have received since then has enabled us to bring you the next step up in enjoying your music.
We listened to a lot of feedback from our last campaign as we designed this unit and we really figured out how to pack the biggest punch in the smallest possible package. The new Gen. 4 is even louder, slimmer, smaller, and easier to operate than the previous model. It fits into your helmet better than anything else out there.
- Minimalistic Origami Acoustics
- Easy to use buttons for BE-Link control
- External Bluetooth controller on action sports mount
- Detachable boom mic for talking in helmets
- On/off switch for BE-Link buttons when external controller is in use
- Lifetime warranty
- Bluetooth: CSR 4.0 8635 V4.0 Nordic (for controller)
- A2DP-Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
- Frequency: 2.402GHZ-2.480GHZ
- Bluetooth Transmission Distance: 10+ meters
- Mic Transmission Distance: 1 meter
- Battery: 3.7V/180mA
- Charge Time: 2-3 hours
- Play Time: 8-10 hours
- 2-28mm Drivers for high performance sound
- Impedance: 16 Ohms
- IPX5 Waterproof Rating
- Micro USB Charge
The Gen. 4 BE Link has a totally redesigned control panel that is very easy to operate. The buttons are placed around the center of the piece so that you can quickly locate all of the controls just by touch.
BE Link buttons can be turned off with a switch on the side of the unit so that none of them get pushed accidentally while it is in your helmet. When the control buttons are switched off, your BE Link can be controlled through your phone or the external controller.
We are excited to announce that the new BE Link comes with a separate external Bluetooth controller that will mount to your handlebars, clip to your wrist, ski pole, paddle, just sit in your pocket, etc. The controller is equipped with an action sports camera mount on the back. With the external controller, you can control your BE Link while the speakers stay in your helmet, and your phone stays in your pocket.
The Gen 4 BE Link will come with an attachable boom mic that connects to the unit through the micro USB port.
The new waterproof BE Link, with a rating of IPX5, opens up a whole new array of sports and activities. All water sports enthusiasts including surfers, kayakers, wake boarders, and paddle boarders can now enjoy the same conveniences as everyone else on dry land.
BE LINK COMPATIBILITY -- Our amazing new BE Link works in any and all helmets using either our Die-Cut Velcro mounts or our BE Kradle System:
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Upgraded Die-Cut Velcro Kit -- BE Links will come with our new Velcro kit for installing your BE Links into all full face and 3/4 cut helmets. The Velcro circles adhere to the inside of your helmet, and the fabric sleeves slide over your BE Link so that it can be fastened to the Velcro.
BE Link Kradle 2.0 -- Some helmets will not be compatible with our Die-Cut Velcro System. For any half-cut helmets or helmets without ear bays, our new Kradle is ultra-light, and durable. The minimalistic design of the Kradle 2.0 is super sleek, provides a very secure hold on for speakers, and will suspend your BE-Link from your helmet straps and right over your ears.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges for this project are minimal. All preliminary work has been finished. Tech drawings, design, and 3D files are all finished. We have worked with our factory for over a year, establishing a strong relationship, and shipped our Gen.1, Gen. 2, and Gen. 3 products. We have great confidence in their ability to deliver the BE - LINK 4.0 in a timely manner. Once production is finished we will import and ship out the products from our warehouse in Utah. We anticipate production being finished in October, delivery to our warehouse in November and shipping to our backers by December. Of course, as with any new product launch, there may be unforeseen snags - but we don't anticipate that happening. We will continuously keep everyone updated on the status of the project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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