Empire and its partner Recon Instruments showed off a heads up display designed around a new set of Empire goggles today at CES. While the goggles are new the HUD system is not, the Recon Instruments Snow2 has been is use for awhile now in the snow board and skiing industry. The version Snow2 that is being shown as CES is a retooled version designed around the sport of paintball.

Empire says the the unit will connect over bluetooth to its markers and hoppers. We are guessing a forte version of the Vanquish and Prophecy will includes the correct chips to connect to give you shot counts, shots remaining etc.

Will this change paintball? No. Coming in a hefty price of $499.99 for the whole setup, it is unlikely you will see to many on the field.


  • Quick, tool-free lens replacement
  • Distortion free spherical lens with 270-degree field of vision
  • Dual-pane lens creates a thermal barrier to reduce fogging
  • Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective lens that blocks 100% of harmful UVA/B radiation


  • Flexible, co-injection molded lower skirt encourages ball bounces
  • Triple density face foam with moisture-wicking fleece for a secure and comfortable feel
  • Silicone backed head-strap for a secure, non-slip fit
  • Thermo-formed ear for maximum comfort and excellent hearing
  • ASTM approved
  • Recon Instruments Snow2 features:
  • High-contrast display usable even in bright sunlight.
  • Smart optics make the display appear as a 14” image viewed from 5-ft away, ensuring you don’t need to re-focus your eye.
  • Powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor.
  • Android-based operating system
  • Integrated Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, and nine-axis sensor suite.
  • Glove-friendly, water-resistant Bluetooth remote.
  • Shock- and water-resistant.

Source: PBnation.com, Engadget.com

One Response

  1. Tommy Tuomaala

    This hud system may be as successful as HDDVD. Maybe at most as successful as Apple owning a marginal share of Android dominated market. The eVoke system could be as successful as the Blu Ray.


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