Twitter is joining other social networks in the April Fool’s Day fun, and today teased its exclusive “Twitter Helmet” on Good Morning America.
ABC News correspondent Sara Haines wore the retrofitted helmet complete with the iconic bird logo, and here’s what it looked like:
— Gio Benitez (@GioBenitez) April 1, 2014
“Today we’re pleased to pre-announce the Twitter Helmet™, a sophisticated, fully immersive, staggeringly high-resolution wearable device that allows our users to interact with the world around them entirely via a custom aviary interface.”
The next-gen wearable is made out of impact resistant glass, and in order to tweet, users simply have to “peck.”
Hashtag #GMATwitterHelmet was created for viewers to share their thoughts this morning, and here’s what they had to say:
#GMATwitterHelmet that is the most ridiculous thing ever! Nothing more annoying then watching someone "peck" to tweet!
— Sarah Williams (@Duckie102399) April 1, 2014
To be expected, some Twitter users didn’t get the whole joke:
— Mala B. Walker (@MissMalaB) April 1, 2014
The twitter helmet may be one of the dumbest things ever invented #GMATwitterHelmet
— Steve ???? (@StephCurryGoat) April 1, 2014
Twitter says the helmet will launch in September, costing $139.99, and customers can purchase accessories such as a custom leather case, Wi-Fi or 3G/4G signal boosters in the shape of a feather, and a chinstrap made of carbon fiber to keep things light.
Photo credit: Good Morning America