Recon Jet HUD glasses delayed again, company committing to new Sept. 25 ship date

Recon Jet
By Andrew Martonik on 1 May 2014 06:34 pm
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Recon Jet, the sports-focused heads-up display glasses made by Recon Instruments, have had their launch date pushed back yet again. According to an email sent out to prospective buyers and pre-orderers alike, Recon Instruments explains that as production gets ready to ramp up the company won't be able to make the previous late Spring deadline for shipments. Instead, it is pushing the date back to September 25th of this year, and while having a specific date is an improvement the several-month delay may turn off many potential buyers.

The company says that last-minute discoveries and a redesign of the hardware have added too much time to the process of getting the glasses out the door to customers, and it just wasn't feasible to stick to the Spring launch. Accompanying this shipping delay is a price increase, from $599 to $699, for all orders placed going forward. Those who have plunked down the money previously will still be locked in to their price, at least.

Further, Recon Instruments is committing to regular updates on the progress of their product, saying that they will keep customers in the loop on the following dates: June 5th, July 17th, August 7th, September 4th and finally September 25th when they finally begin shipping. By the time the Recon Jet ships it will be well over a year since their announcement — it'll be interesting to see how many people hang on to the end.

9 comments

chimpboy74

Ooft. Frustrating.

I guess this is a by product of our times. We know everything before it is released. Maybe the good old days, where the first time you heard about a product was when it appeared in stores, weren't so bad ;-)

Tarun96

This is getting frustrating you know. It's been delays after delays in the shipments. Now, the design is pretty nice but will people wear it to the office? I don't think so. But I could see the potential military applications.

bumpandrun

Getting it right, I understand. Raising the price during the delay will make people say bye bye.

mtshelbygt

Really like the look of these, and was waiting for them to release proper and getting some reviews in before thinking about getting one, better for them to get it right than release a buggy item but upping the price......

Devil

Yeah, and if this was BlackBerry delaying a product - the media would be all over it.

Gerii

What a bummer, but as a pre-orderer at least I get an extra clear lens while keeping the same price :)
And a better product can't hurt too.

Argh

I've been waiting to see what these are like for a long time now. Still want a pair for cycling!

Lane Mingo

Looking forward to launch which will be soon I hope .