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Jesse Vincent

Recon MOD Live - a hackable $300 Android wearable (sort of)

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I got a MOD Live HUD from Recon Instruments today.
It is, indeed, running Gingerbread.

As it turns out, if you can get it to install an update.zip, it won't check the signatures. Which means it's pretty easy to root :)

Cracking it open, the display is a Kopin, though I don't yet know which model.

It's designed as a look-around display. The prism has a mirrored backing and is wrapped in black plastic. The mirror coating on the prism comes off quite easily with a bit of rubbing alcohol.

So yeah, rootable Android (2.3) wearable computer. $300.

More details as the story develops.