A new trademark filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO , discovered by SamMobile, suggests Samsung could be working on some kind of smart helmet.
According to the April 25 filing, the trademark is for a "wearable telecommunication machines sic and implements in the shape of a helmet namely mobile phones, smartphones and cellphones."
It's an "audio and visual apparatus" that includes "MP3 player functions... MP4... ear phones... digital camera... camcorders... wearable computer...."
Just what is Samsung's cooking up?
And with Gear VR making real inroads with customers, Samsung would be foolish to try to resurrect a wearable headset people already associate with tech douchebaggery.
The other option, a stretch as it may be, is more logical and relevant.
As always, a trademark or patent filing doesn't confirm any products that will launch in the future, but at the very least, it tickles our fantasies for a world inspired by the technologies seen in science fiction films.