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Outdoor Tech - Chips 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Audio

Outdoor Tech Chips 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Audio

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Tech Specs

40 mm
3.5mm to micro USB converter, 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable w/in-line controls
Bluetooth (range of 32-feet)
yes, sweat and water-resistant
Case Included:
yes, signature carrying pouch
Claimed Weight:
6.5 oz
Recommended Use:
snowboarding, skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Chips 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Audio

The Outdoor Tech Chips 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Audio fuels progression sessions in the park and powder slashes in the trees with high-fidelity 40mm drivers pumping face-melting guitar solos and inspiring instrumentals straight to your helmet's liner. Audio streaming with Bluetooth devices eliminates annoying wires for good. For riders always on the grind, the Chips 2.0 feature one-tap answering and voice activation, so you'll never have to remove gloves for taking and making calls.

New for this season, the Chips 2.0 feature a Walkie-Talkie function that sends audio messages to other riders rocking Chips 2.0 on the mountain, meaning you'll never lose your friends to blizzards or confusing terrain. To use the Walkie-Talkie function, you'll have to download Outdoor Tech's Walkie-Talkie app, then set-up a group of messengers you'd like to communicate with on the mountain. There's no range limit for sending audio messages, making it ideal for staying in touch with your riding party across wide swaths of alpine terrain.

These wireless audio speakers work with compatible ski/snowboard helmets, dropping into the helmet's liner for a seamless listening experience without lugging around bulky headphones. Currently, they're compatible with certain helmets from the following manufacturers: Bern, Anon, Giro, Smith, POC, Pro-Tec, Solomon, and Bollé. Outdoor Tech also makes a compatible K-Roo Pouch (not included) for using the Chips 2.0 speakers with regular skate, snow, and BMX helmets.

  • Wireless Bluetooth speakers for skiing and snowboarding
  • 40mm hi-fidelity drivers for immersive listening
  • Walkie-Talkie sends audio messages to your friends
  • One-tap answering and voice activation for making calls
  • Two-button control for play, pause, skip, and volume
  • 32-foot wireless range with connected Bluetooth devices
  • Included 3.5mm audio cable for non-Bluetooth devices
  • Rechargeable battery with micro USB charging cable

High hopes brought down

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really had high hopes for these as I was coming out of a good relationship with a POC Communicator Bug helmet with Beats by Dre. The POC worked great and sounded greater, sadly, the venting was not keeping up with climate change. I'm sure the new ones are better but Backcountry.com had a good deal on a Smith helmet and I heard good things. Initially, I bought the wired Chips but between my phone crapping out and not being impressed by the wired setup I decided to try Bluetooth. After all, the wired drivers had a decent sound. Living room setup? Check! Sounded great after charging. All the controls are...controlling. After about 6 uses on the hill the sound went south and the drivers had uneven volume. Not cool. Back to wired.

Lose the cord

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

That's the single biggest benefit - no cord from helmet to device. A close second is the remarkably good sound quality. A bit of a negative, is that the function selection methods (pushing of the left/right ear piece buttons) was not intuitive, not for me at least. I carried the paper instructions around for a couple days on the hill. It also took me a little while to remember to charge them, though I will say the charge lasts a surprisingly long time.

Wireless Chips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these chips in two different helmets, with 30+ days on the mountain, as well as riding around on my bicycle. The controls work well and the sound is great. Calls came through wonderfully and they are quick to charge. Totally worth it.

I like em

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Seems like alot of people have issues with these but i've been using them for a few weeks and have had 0 problems. The charging cable is an audio jack type USB so that's interesting. But have had no connectivity issues or cold weather issues. Plays loud and you can easily switch songs, pause, and adjust volume.

Good luck finding the charging cable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

sure the speakers are great, but they sound just like any other Bluetooth helmet speakers, nothing special. The thing that is special is there charging cable. Its proprietary, it does not charge via a normal USB or mini USB cable, they have their own proprietary charging system, so next season when you're looking for your cable to charge up your headphones, it's going to be lost the same place where your other sock gets lost and your other proprietary cables. Companies that pull this stunt just want you to come back and buy more from them when you lose things like this. How can their engineers be so stupid as to make a system that uses a proprietary charging cable. Can't all these junior varsity outdoor tech companies get their s*** together and make things universal so that it's easier for their customers instead of having to have 30,000 different charging cables for each separate device! I'm sick of it!

Mine came with a 3.5mm-to-MicroUSB adapter, which sucks less than keeping up with their cable. That said, through a friend at a shop with old stock, I have spare cables & adapters. Find me on social media or Reddit and I'll hook you up.

Not 100% perfect but 98%

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned a pair of the chips 2.0 for about 3 ski seasons , in those three years I've ever heard 40 days on snow per year and I always have my speakers on. I've gone through two phones both Android systems I have a Smith helmet with adequate ear padding.. first let me say I have a Bose noise cancelling headset and Sony canceling headset that I paid nearly 350 a piece for both of those if you're expecting that type of sound while skiing or snowboarding on a hill then you should go buy those and not wear a helmet.
The sound of these speakers is more than adequate ,the sound can go loud enough that not only you can rock out in jam but others around you if they're sitting on the chair lift will hear what you're listening to so loudness is not an issue. As far as for the controls they're basically touch controls on the earpiece itself I'm assuming the person that was having trouble operating the touch controls had the speaker on the wrong side of his ear pads like I said these are loud enough and rock very well a slight downside is occasionally the Bluetooth gets a little glitchy, not sure if it's my phone or the headset but most likely a combination of two since I own a lot of Bluetooth things that connect to my phone simple problem disconnect reconnect most of the time 98% of the time no issues with the connection of these speakers the sound is very very good the loudness is more than adequate the walkie-talkie feature how I've never tried, who uses walkie talkies. I'm actually purchasing two more sets to give as gifts this year so don't look at the bad reviews I'm telling you from 3 years of use of a pair they work well. And battery life never had a problem of course after every day of skiing I charge the speakers. Your helmet should have a zip in feature.I do not have to remove the speakers to charge them I just unzip the one side a little bit to reach the charging port hole and I plugged into the wall takes about 2 hours to charge up fully however I do not have the right and left correctly due to the design of where my zipper starts they're actually flipped opposite because the charging port is on the left speaker and my zipper starts on the right not a big deal you learn to realize at the instructions on the controls of pause and stop and turning it up and down or just the opposite I'm pretty sure if you buy these you will not be disappointed

Great fit for Smith helmet

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I just bought my second pair, the first set I had lasted years but were misplaced. They work really good with Smith helmet, you can easily skip tracks, pause and change volume easily with gloves on. The walkie talkie feature is pretty useless however so if that's something you are looking for you will be disappointed.

Game Changer!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I haven't played much with the walkie talkie but the music and phone capabilities are great! Seriously nothing better than jamming out on the mountain crushing some pow. Or a sunny groomer/park laps with some tunes is just pure bliss. They sync easy, hold a charge for actually a pretty long time, turn off automatically if you leave them on, and sound quality is pretty decent for what you get. Overall would definitely buy again and tell others!

Have had these for over 3 years

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have never had problems with this product. Can listen to any music from my iPhone; change volume and skip/replay songs without opening my jacket and touching my iPhone. Sound quality is excellent. Can also ask Siri to read txt messages or give me the time. Of course you can make phone calls as well. Device is completely dependable. They were partially damaged after I cracked my helmet. Will be buying a new set.

Do you get phone calls on the hill?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This device is a must for anyone who gets or makes a phone call in the hill, first from a safety point of view and secondly from the convenience side. I listen to music and books all the time skiing and working. Have not tried the walkie talkie tool, I just press both headsets simulataneously and say to Siri, Call so and so...my guess is the negative reviews are written by a competitor...spend the money, and if you are disappointed send them back to BC...they wouldn't sell them if they didn't work.

Outdoor Tech Chips 2.0 Wireless Bluetooth

    Walki talkie feature in the chips 2.0 is super easy and convenient to use takes top quality audio to the next level.

    There's a party in my helmet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    After reading the reviews before buying, I concluded that I didn't care about the walkie-talkie so I use it purely as bluetooth headphones from my mobile phone. The sound is good and the "clicking" functionality is very convenient once you get the hang of it. The only suggestion was to switch the right and the left to make the charging side a bit easier to access with my Smith helmet. I would recommend these to anyone.

    I got the Smith branded wireless chips and the audio jack to charge it is on the right side speaker. The hole for a wire is on the left side of my Smith helmet. Do I need to reverse the chips so I can recharge them without removing them, or did Smith move the hole in the last 4 years and I need to get a new helmet?


      These don’t work, decent speaker, walkie talkie DOES NOT WORK, bought 5 sets, save your money

      2 years and still going strong

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have had these headphones for 2 years now. I go snowboarding about 6 times a month (Dec-Apr). They sound great and are easy to control while it is in your helmet. The walkie talkie function isn't the best. But I overlooked that since i did not buy it for the walkie talkie feature. The battery has also never died on me no matter how cold it is outside.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love Outdoor Tech products!


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      When listening to music, the background in the right dynamics

      Horrible walkie talkies

        These worked great for just listening to music but so does a cheaper version of headphones. Bought these for snowboarding and talking to my buddies when bombing down mountains, worked for weeks to try and get the walkie function to work. They either wouldn't sync up correctly, not send the message, not find the other person, or just stop working all together. I know three people who bought these and same problem. The app they built for this is probably the problem. Horrible. Don't buy for the walkie talkie function

        Great product!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I used these this entire ski season. Never had in helmet earphones before. I love the fact that they ware wireless. No need to worry about cords when taking off or putting your helmet on. Being able to invoke Siri with my gloves on through the helmet was a game changer. I did not use the walkie talkie feature so I can't comment on that.