A new product to stop you cold

Logomotorola_2From the very-bad-idea department of new products: Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the mountain, Motorola and Burton are planning a line of snowboarding jackets that come equipped with cell phones operated by a toggle on the sleeve.

Let’s see. Chemically enhanced teenagers, oblivious to pain, hurtling down treacherous, icy hills at speeds approaching 45 mph. What could be more dangerous? Oh, I know—let’s try to get them to talk on cell phones at the same time.

Once again, the lodge is looking more and more inviting.

—Posted by Tim Nudd