I’m not one to talk about how great things are when you go tailgating. Quite simply, I’m not really a tailgater. But, when there is a quality product you should buy, I’m all about y’all finding out what it is and how good it is.
The folks at NIMA USA have come out with a quality product in their helmet Bluetooth speakers. They are licensed to host most NCAA schools, and they love their product.
NIMA is the creation of CEO and Founder Nima Saati, who has created a pretty good product. The helmet comes in three sizes, and for comparison sake, I include this tweet of Florida State helmets.
The fine folks at NIMA sent me along one of their products to test out and give a critique of. Of course, I requested the Nebraska Cornhusker helmet and they came through, for which we’re much obliged.
For link purposes, you can check out the NIMA helmet here.
I received the small helmet from NIMA Sports the other day. The helmet came in a fairly good package, along with a USB to micro cord for charging and an audio cord to connect to things other than your phone.
There’s not much this little buddy can’t do. I tried to do a lot with it, from playing my music (all 7 songs) to Facebook & Twitter videos, YouTube and even answer phone calls. The speakers are LOUD. I mean, louder than one would imagine with this product.
NIMA has an app that you can use alongside the helmet, which you can get on both the Google Play store and the App Store. Since I have a iPhone, I used the iOS app. There’s a clear way to connect to the helmet using the app, and you can pick from 7 pre-made types of playback (from rock to pop) or customize your own.
Overall, this should be a item that should be in your wheelhouse for tailgating, or even around the house on a gameday. The battery is set to last a while, so listening to a program, movie, or sporting event shouldn’t be a problem. The speaker boasts a connectivity of 65 feet, and it passed that test. I purposefully tried to lose the connection on the other side of the house from where I had the helmet set, and I couldn’t. Granted, it’s not 65 feet, but there could be lag at times. This wasn’t the case when I tried to do it.
If there are any complaints about the product, the first one would be that the instructions that they sent along with the helmet were in very small print. When we’re talking small, we’re talking “I can’t almost read this & my phone can’t make it bigger” small. There are manuals on the website associated with the product page, but in a pinch it would be better to make this a little bit bigger. Even with the small print, the instructions were pretty clear & concise, which would help those not technologically advanced.
The only other one would be that, when my phone was accepting a phone call, the microphone tends to pick up every noise near the helmet. That’s fine if it’s a quiet area like a bath, or bedroom. However, if in a tailgate or traffic is going by, it’s not ideal.
The first helmet comes in at $119, and yes, I think it’s worthwhile. The bigger one rings in at $399, and depending on what you want to invest it could be a great deal. Again, you can check it out at the NIMA site here.
Overall, I would say this would be a pretty good piece to pick up for your den, tailgate, or where ever you want to enjoy music in a wireless mode. I could see this being used for your Nebraska football, baseball or even a Nebrasketball tailgate, as well as everyday life in that mancave or sports basement you have. And it doesn’t have to be a Husker one! You can get your fave NFL team and put it there too. Heck, they even have Basketball ones coming soon for y’all.
Nima Saati has a good product here, and you should check it out.