Android Powered Ski Goggles Give You A Heads-Up Display (HUD) – Turns You Into Robocop On The Slopes


If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dreaming of the day humans finally have the technology to install neural implants into our brains, allowing us to view the world like Robocop. I mean, think about it. A heads-up display could give you all kinds of useful information from hostiles, to displaying the distance of the nearest Burger King. That’s kind of the idea behind these Android powered ski goggles from Recon Instruments.

The MOD and MOD Live ski goggles feature a built in 428×240 LCD Micro-Optics Display that gives skiers a virtual HUD they can use to view information on speed, jumps, trail maps, GPS location and yes — even receive calls and SMS messages. The goggles are actually powered by a 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor with 512MB of storage, 256MB of RAM and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Eventually, Recon Instruments hopes to add video recording connectivity for use with future wireless point-of-view action cameras. This way you can capturing all your dips and spills while shredding it up on the slopes.

If you thought this vaporware or distant future tech you’d be wrong. The MOD and MOD Live goggles are actually available now for $300 and $400 MSRP respectively and you can find them at sporting goods retailers like REI, Sport Chalet or online at Now tell me… “Where is John Connah?”

[Via Engadget]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Lol…ski googles

    1. haha good one

  2. Chris, these are goggles, not Googles. But I bet you wish they were Google’s.

    1. I knew that was going to happen and I kept looking out for it in my post. Never thought to look at the title! xD

  3. wow!

  4. Being an avid skier, I’m probably going to pick a pair of these up.  It will be my insane person purchase of the year.

  5. Get the video recording in them and I’m probably in all z way.

  6. I think these ones ( look cooler but I would so love to have android guide me down the slopes.

    Also it made me laugh to see how a pair of goggles had more on board memory than most HTC phones :)

  7. i feel like this story came out like a year ago hehe

  8. well lets fuckin see footage of it working…

  9. its about time dammit 

  10. I want these for motorcycle use.

  11. Thats awesome. How about they replace the whole thing with an android display that can filter out harsh lighting or increase visibility when it rains or snows by filtering out the rain and snow. And then replace the windshield of my car with it…..I’m getting way ahead of myself aren’t I.

  12. The folks over at @alpinezone might like this one ;)

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