Pre-orders for Recon’s Google Glass look-alikes set for $500

Former professional cyclist George Hincapie wearing the Recon Jet wireless connected eyewear with a heads-up display monitor.

(Credit: Recon Instruments)

Recon Instruments, which debuted its wirelessly connected eyewear with a heads-up display at Google I/O last month, is starting to take pre-orders for the gadgets.

Consumers can place orders now for the Recon Jet for $ 500 at And though the glasses debuted at Google I/O, they have nothing to do with Google Glass, despite some striking similarities.

The Vancouver, B.C., company said the limited “Pilot Edition” model will begin shipping in December and continue into 2014 on a first come, first served basis. That ship date will be “several months prior to full production” of the Recon Jet glasses, at which point the price will jump to $ 600.

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