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Meet the rival of Google Glass: Recon Jet

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Meet the rival of Google Glass: Recon Jet
Boy did Google raise the spirits with the announcement of their Google Glass! Voice activated controls, Minority Report like display, first-person camera action, etc. - a truly innovative and inspirational technology. But guess what – Google isn't the only one, who's working on such a device – meet the Jet, by Recon.

Of course, there are certain differences between the two devices. For example, the Jet has this sporty look written all over it. What's even more important, though, is that the Jet can be preordered for “just” $499, while the Explorer Edition of the Google Glass is more than twice that price.

Let's see what's under the hood of the Recon Jet. With a 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM and 8GB onboard storage, the Jet doesn't differentiate that much from the Glass. The screen of the Recon Jet has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and WQVGA resolution.

Naturally, you can pair the Jet to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Performance metrics are also integrated, as the Jet's GPS and on-board sensors provide speed, elevation gain, distance, etc. Everything mentioned so far sums up to just 60 grams.

You can get the $499 version through July 21. After that, the price will be $599. The deliveries are scheduled to start in December.

source: Recon Jet via BGR 

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posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:45

1. rishabh_2795 (Posts: 24; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

That was really an epic video!

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:48

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Awesome!!! Look out Google... Lol

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 08:50

3. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

much bulkier.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:10

4. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Yeah looks a little too bulky for my taste. Pretty cool looking ad though.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 10:06 1

6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

Yeah, the Google Glass looks pretty funny, but I think there is something important in a minimalist design. I won't be getting it, but I'm sure plenty will want it for it's functionality irrespective of the looks.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 09:24

5. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

I think the key differentiator here is that this is not AR or even projected onto the lens. Its a tiny monitor video output that stays in corner of lens.

Ideal eyewear system would superimpose info over the real view, with sufficient transparency.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 16:07

7. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

That is a huge difference and see how it can get annoying quick. I'll wait for Glass to officially come out before I buy either or none of them.

posted on 09 Jul 2013, 21:12

8. ilani (Posts: 90; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)

yeah, okay!!!!

posted on 10 Jul 2013, 06:45

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

Bulkier but sexy design.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 00:53

10. Fuego84 (Posts: 352; Member since: 13 May 2012)

This sucks no wonder it's price is $400.

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