Smith X Aleck Drop-in Audio System Named ISPO 2021 Award Winner
In an exclusive partnership, Smith and Aleck® – two pioneering leaders in the snowsports market – launched a new snow helmet audio program this season bringing music and connectivity to the mountains with the co-branded Aleck 006® Wired (MSRP $40) and Aleck 006® Wireless (MSRP $130) audio systems. Both brands are pleased to announce this week that the Smith x Aleck 006 headset has been named a 2021 ISPO Award winner among the Snowsports Equipment category.
The ISPO Award has established itself as the seal of quality for the sporting goods industry. Aimed at retailers, journalists and consumers, the ISPO Award serves as an all-season guide to notable products for the upcoming season.
“We’re extremely happy to receive such prestigious recognition for the Smith x Aleck 006 headset” commented Stephen Catterson, Aleck Founder & CEO. “We’ve worked hard to provide the snowsports market with a product that’s packed full of features and functionality to really elevate the user experience on the mountain. We are committed to bringing only the best possible products to market and pushing innovation boundaries. We’re confident that this is just the beginning of what will be an incredibly exciting future for Aleck, Smith and our ongoing partnership.”
“Since day one, we were excited to partner with Aleck in bringing a modern, quality audio solution into our product range,” said Jeremy Tricola, Global Snow Category Manager at Smith.
“Aleck’s approach to innovation, tied with their relentless pursuit to make the best products possible – is a natural pairing with Smith as we continue to elevate our product line. A well-deserved ISPO Award confirms our expectations of this superior partnership.”
By integrating the ergonomic, low profile ear pads with super-thin, bass-thumping drivers, the Smith x Aleck Drop-In audio program fit universally within audio-compatible snow helmets. It is designed to provide unrivalled audio quality and intuitive group communication – connecting groups, friends and loved ones together on the slopes via a glove-friendly, ‘push-to-talk’ walkie-talkie function straight from the user’s helmet. The unit is loaded with full audio & volume controls, phone call capability and the power of voice command (Siri® & Google Assistant®).
When paired with the Aleck GO! mobile app (available for iOS and Android), the system offers a powerful in-app equalizer that assures unrivalled, customizable, high fidelity audio quality. The GPS location mapping feature also provides additional peace of mind, allowing the user to keep a visual on the rest of their group on the mountain at any given time.
The Smith x Aleck audio system is tested to work perfectly at -20ºC/-4F, with IPX-4 sweat & water resistance. Available now at specialty retailers and online at smithoptics.com.
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 56 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything. Smith is part of Safilo Group. Additional information is available at smithoptics.com.
Aleck creates tech that enables human connection while we’re doing what we love, with whom we love. Founded by and for intrepid outdoor adventurers who like to stay connected, Aleck is an innovative audio and communications technology company with an aim to make adventure sport more social, safe and immersive by connecting us to the ones we love. Aleck’s digital expertise helps deliver direct connectivity by combining extraordinary convenience with premium build quality, unrivalled audio capabilities and the very best of modern technology to enhance the overall user experience. Aleck’s technology connects us during those moments where lifelong memories are created. For more information go to www.aleck.io