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Recon Jet delivers information instantly, effortlessly and unobtrusively via a microcomputer and high-resolution widescreen display. All this is mounted on a precision-engineered, fashionable pair of sunglasses on par with the best in the world.

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Engadget May 15, 2013

The device we tried out right now is very early and frankly a little flimsy feeling, and the display is a little hard to see and not as easily adjustable as with Glass, but this is a pre-production prototype.

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Wired May 15, 2013

Overall, the Jet prototype felt like a solid piece of headgear even though it was routinely ripped apart for testing–this was evident by all the battle scars. Like Google Glass, it suffers from the “what’s that thing on your face” blues.

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Laptop Magazine May 15, 2013

Recon Instruments told us that it purposely placed the heads-up display below the eye because that’s a more relaxed and natural position for the user. We tend to agree; while using the device briefly it didn’t feel awkward to stare down to grab information.

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SlashGear May 15, 2013

Inside this device works with a dual-core mobile processor (the name of which we’re not allowed to speak of quite yet) powering Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with a custom Recon-made user interface over the top.

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Mashable May 15, 2013

The Jet is bulkier than Glass, but that's because it incorporates sun shades into the design. What's more, the display isn't a prism, so it's not transparent. It doesn't block your vision much, though, although it's positioned below the right eye instead of above.

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T3 May 15, 2013

With its HD camera, an excellent microsdisplay and GPS built-in, the Jet might be a one-trick pony for action fiends – but it looks to be a pony you’ll want to ride down the Grand Canyon on a river raft. While abseiling.

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Android Community May 15, 2013

With the Recon Jet you’ll get a similar experience as Google Glass, with a little floating display sitting neatly out of sight. Yet still in sight down on the lower right side of your right eye. Just like Glass they’ve integrated most the specs of a smartphone into the glasses.

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