Aleck Launches the First True Wireless, Near-Ear Audio and Comms for Cyclists
April 19, 2023
The Aleck Punks Kickstarter presale starts today with product delivery early summer 2023
Monterey, CA (Apr. 19, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Today marks the launch of Aleck’s highly anticipated Kickstarter presale of the new Aleck Punks, the bike industry’s first true wireless, near ear audio and communication system for cyclists.
The Punks securely attach to helmet straps and deliver crystal clear sound and unlimited-range group communication so mountain bikers, gravel grinders, and road cyclists alike can pump music and talk to each other, while keeping ears uncovered to maintain situational awareness.
Aleck’s Party Mode—an always-open group comms mode—is a key feature of the Punks. With Party Mode enabled, cyclists don’t need to slow down or turn a head to talk to each other; they can focus on the ride and still share plenty of whoops and yips (or dish some trash talk) with buddies as if riding shoulder-to-shoulder. Unlimited range means anyone connected to the group through Aleck’s app can engage in the banter, whether they’re on the same trail, miles away playing catch up, or in an entirely different place.
“We are thrilled to finally introduce the Punks to the bike community,” said Stephen Catterson, Aleck’s founder and CEO. “Our team has dedicated their expertise and passion to engineer a product that suits the unique needs of cyclists and it’s been really rewarding to see early testers rave about them. The next step is to get Punks out to more riders, so we are excited to announce our Kickstarter campaign is now live and shipments will begin this summer.”
The Punks are lightweight at 16 grams each and are sold by the pair to wear on both helmet straps for balanced audio to each ear. They do not interfere with riding or vision and provide focused, high-quality sound without noise pollution. The Punks can be used in any outdoor conditions thanks to expertly tuned, near-ear drivers and dual wind-blocking mics that ensure clear communication regardless of the weather.
Aleck’s free app (available on iOS and Android) drives the Punks’ features, including easy group communication through open-channel Party Mode with unlimited participants, walkie-talkie style Push-To-Talk, and the Friend Finder real-time location of group members, for finding a buddy when they blow past the turn.
Cyclists can head on over to Aleck’s Kickstarter now to reserve the Punks, the bike industry’s first true wireless, near-ear audio and communication system, and elevate their cycling experience when the Punks deliver this July 2023. Various package options are available, starting at US$99.
Those who adventure have innate kinship. Aleck is a brand that believes this, loves everything outside, and passionately wants to strengthen real bonds between people when they are doing outdoor activities they love. Since launching their award-winning Aleck 006 helmet audio and communications system for skiers and snowboarders in 2019, Aleck has been driving to make outdoor sports—including snow sports, and all forms of cycling—more immersive, social, and safe. Having recently acquired leading impact detection technology company Tocsen, Aleck is also closely partnered with globally recognized sports brands including SMITH, uvex, Alpina and EKOÏ. Their purpose-built premium audio, group communication and crash sensor products are all available at aleck.io.
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