Your Daily Game Plan
Hiod lets you talk and listen to music while biking
A bike ride and a frank dialogue about the European Union's monetary policy don't go hand in hand, normally.
Anyone who's tried to talk to a pal while cycling knows not only is it difficult, it's down right dangerous.
Enter Hiod, a wireless communication hub that straps to your handlebars or your wrist.
Through a Bluetooth system dubbed PalTalk, Hiod can link with up to six other cyclists at a range of 400 meters (in non-metric terms, that's about 84.5 hogsheads).
And noise reduction tech means your warnings about oncoming traffic are heard at normal speaking volumes — NO SHOUTING REQUIRED!
Hiod also links to your phone, providing hands-free access to your non-Hiod contacts, your music playlists and Snood (we do not recommend you play Snood while cycling).
Added bonus: Water, sweat resistance and the ability to function at 20 degrees below zero make Hiod a rugged road warrior's wet dream … especially a road warrior who's a bit chatty.