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Play music, chat and stay warm on a mountain with YodelUP

Published on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Ubyssey article on e@UBC venture YodelUP.

There are a million ways to ruin your phone while skiing or snowboarding. You can drop it on the chairlift, lose it in deep snow, crack the screen, get it wet or drain the battery in sub-zero temperatures.

Ramin Sahebjavaher, veteran skier and co-founder of YodelTECH Inc., knew there had to be a better way.

“Right now, me and my brother ski and snowboard a lot. [This company] came out of our own frustrations that we felt on the mountain. After we felt those frustrations for many years, we finally decided to do something about it and that’s when we started YodelTECH,” he said.

The company’s first product is YodelUp, an on-glove wearable that acts as a sort of hybrid cell phone and walkie-talkie. The device connects to users’ cell phones using Bluetooth technology, allowing skiers and snowboarders to seamlessly play music and chat while on the mountain. Best of all, winter is cold and YodelUp lets you keep your gloves on while you use it.

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