If you can afford the lift tickets for snowboarding or skiing you can afford the latest sound option. Business 2.0 Magazine (March 2007) highlights sound options, and the one that caught my eye is an electronic jacket with an Integrated iPod Control System.
The Burton Amp is a wearable waterproof GORE-TEX jacket made exclusively for use with iPod. The Burton Amp and Apple’s iPod make it easy for active users to control their music from the sleeve of their jacket without fumbling with zippers, gloves or pockets.
The jacket integrates the iPod control through a soft, flexible control pad that is integrated into the arm of the jacket. All you have to do is touch the control pad on your sleeve to change songs or volume levels. The iPod is held safely in the jacket’s chest pocket.
This gadget looks like it would be ideal for skaters and bikers too if incorporated into a lighter weight jacket, (www.apple.com), but be sure to pay attention to what you are doing.