“In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow model, designed for skiers,” Koetsier and Takahashi report. “That’s huge — likely many multiples of what Google has shipped of Glass, which is currently only available to a few thousand Glass Explorers for a fairly staggering $1,500. In a direct shot across the bow of Google Glass, the company says it offers ‘the world’s most advanced wearable computer.’ Recon Jet sells for $599, but the company announced today it would be taking $100 off ‘to celebrate our Intel Capital partnership.’”
Koetsier and Takahashi report, “And that might not be the most interesting part… there’s a little hint of an Apple connection in the company’s press release.
‘We have spent the last five years leading the heads-up display category in the consumer space,’ CEO Dan Eisenhardt said. ‘In fact, Recon has shipped more than 50,000 heads-up displays worldwide, including a very successful campaign in Apple retail stores.’ Eisenhardt’s comment shows that at minimum, Apple is working to expand the market for heads-up, connected, wearable displays beyond Google Glass, which gets the lion’s share of the press for wearables.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Fred Mertz" for the heads up.]