Less than six months after Indiegogo alum Skully was revived and rebranded as SKULLY Technologies, the company reportedly revealed it is planning to resume development of its AI-guided, AR-enabled Fenix motorcycle helmet and ship it by Summer 2018.
As previously reported, Skully secured more than $2.4 million for its AR-1 helmet on Indiegogo. Unfortunately, the project failed to meet its deadlines and eventually the company shut down altogether without releasing any funds back to backers. In September 2017, Skully reappeared and stated it has rebranded:
“We are happy to inform you that the assets of SKULLY, Inc., have been acquired by Ivan Contreras and Rafael Contreras, successful businessmen in a variety of global turnaround industrial and technology ventures, with the goal of fulfilling SKULLY’s destiny. Ivan Contreras, President of the new company SKULLY Technologies, assembled a new leadership team and has located the headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
SKULLY Technologies is unrelated to the former SKULLY, Inc., which filed bankruptcy and is no longer in business. Although SKULLY Technologies has no formal obligation to the customers of the now defunct SKULLY, Inc., we recognize that hundreds of SKULLY helmet enthusiasts around the world have contributed to this product and were understandably disappointed that they never received one.”
According to Engadget, Skully introduced the Fenix motorcycle helmet at CES Unveiled on Sunday Night. The company noted that the SKULLY FENIX AR retains the feature set of SKULLY AR-1 with enhanced performance and specs. SKULLY Technologies then noted:
“We would like to give anyone who previously pre-ordered or contributed to the effort via Indiegogo the opportunity to receive one of our new SKULLY FENIX AR helmets, an improved version of the SKULLY AR-1 which will begin shipping the summer of 2018.”
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