Last Updated: August 28th, 2012

Today's a good day to give things away. We're already giving away a couple Nexus 7s, and now we have something for all your ski/snowboard/other snow sport junkies out there: Recon MOD Live, which retails for $399, and Briko Alpine Goggles ($199). That's a $600 value!

This contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected by Recon and AP: Aleksander Żarczyński. His entry conquered our hearts:


Congratulations - your prize is already on its way (to Poland)!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Update: Here's Aleksander with his new goggles:


So, let's address the first question on everyone's mind: what on earth does this have to do with Android?! In fact, Recon Mod is a nifty little gadget that, in fact, runs Android (Gingerbread) to output information to a small display in the bottom right corner of the goggles. It can display all sorts of useful information, including:

  • Speed
  • Altitude
  • Vertical
  • Distance
  • Jump Airtime, Distance, Height and Drop
  • GPS Location
  • Chrono/Tracker
  • Temperature
  • Run Counter
  • Stats History with Maximums, Minimums, Averages
  • Widescreen
  • Time
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Remote Control
  • Navigation
  • Caller ID
  • Text Messaging
  • MP3 Song Playlists
  • Wireless Compatibility with Select Wearable Sports Video Cameras
  • Transforms your MOD Live into a Viewfinder

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To get a better idea of how the Recon MOD works, have a look at this video from The Verge:

Pretty rad, right? There's also an SDK so devs can create basically anything that they want for the MOD:

And a couple more, just because they're neat:


So, the giveaway. Here's the deal: Artem has one Recon MOD and a pair of Briko Goggles made for the MOD laying around. In fact, he would've reviewed them this past winter, but Mother Nature decided that snow just wasn't in the cards for Tahoe. Ergo, the item has been opened, and even worn around the office a bit, but is basically unused. And you can have it. For Free. But first you have to do some things.

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These are actual pics of what you'll get.

To enter for your chance to win, we want a photo. A photo of your current snow goggles - they don't have to be on you, per se; feel free to throw them on your cat, dog, horse, gerbil, kid... whatever. Oh, and while you're at it, do something entertaining. Make us laugh. We're going to hand pick the winner based on our favorite photo, so make your entries count!

Upload your photo to imgur.com and make sure to post the direct link into your comment. And if you want to enter more than once, go for it. Just reply to your first comment so we can keep all entries together. Got it? Good.

Ready to enter? The contest begins now and will run until Wednesday, July 18th at 11:59 PM PST and is open to users across the globe.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • will

    cant wait to use it

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Can't use what you won't win without entering.

  • Casey Borders

    It was so cold and windy up there that I was afraid my face was stuck like that!

    On the up side, we had lunch on Hoth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/siggins.mark Mark Siggins

    Always good to ski with a polar bear for protection :-)


  • Martin Stein
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  • Sorian

    I can see this being used in so many different applications beyond snow goggles.

  • http://twitter.com/TheJauntyJester Jaunty Jester

    These are my current ones. Don't see anything? That's because I don't own snow goggles. Every time I go snowboarding I either rent, borrow, or go without the eye-wear; I'd finally like to have my own pair.


  • sugar0

    Il like this one. Expecially for the massive powder of that day

  • Jason Keeton

    I don't have any snow goggles. Where I live we get very little snow in the winter. But I plan on moving out west soon. This could be a very handy gadget if I had it. As a replacement to the goggles pic, I present me skydiving two weeks ago. In the pic, I have a borrowed pair on, but I assure you the super flabby cheeks are all mine.


  • http://www.facebook.com/tysonmiller Tyson Miller

    We just launched an SDK and some pretty cool apps for the upcoming season:

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's in the post above, along with a whole video about the SDK :)

  • NassT

    damn, just threw my broken pair away after the season. I was just looking on ebay for a new pair a couple days ago. But imagine a pair of vonzipper sky labs stuck on the face of the spartan statue at MSU.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    It was really cold! http://imgur.com/IAAyn

  • http://twitter.com/hokieprovita Jason Heim

    Not the highest quality pictures but I definitely decided to put on my snow headgear, bathing suit, gloves, and boots just to work on school work that night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vralbovsky Victor Ralbovsky

    i cant seem to get the picture but they are the Oakley Crowbar DK 2.0 purple!!!

  • David Malcolm

    Here's my pair of Anon's that I've had for a few years now. These Recon MODs have been on my radar for a while but a little steep for me to justify. I do use google tracks on my phone to track my days snowboarding or snowmobiling but this would be 1000x more useful. http://i.imgur.com/7RRNV.jpg

  • Benjamin

    Where is my post?

  • Benjamin
    • Benjamin

      How are people getting thumbnails?

      • Benjamin

        By having patience....

    • Benjamin

      This was our ski trip to Mexico. There was piles of "snow" all over the hacienda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Monty/708655348 Sam Monty

    Dear AP... does it mean that this contest is ONLY for those who own snow goggles ?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You can find someone else's pair if you want. Don't have to own them. But the idea is that you'd at least own a pair and therefore probably went down a slope before to enjoy a high-tech setup like these. If you don't own goggles, chances are you either don't snowboard/ski or haven't gone past the bunny slopes, in which case someone else can probably find better use for all the features.

  • http://twitter.com/HammondJared Jared Hammond

    Here are my oakleys as shown on bub!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


  • Ali AlAli

    Used them to protect myself from Jenga =P


  • aplusjimages

    I wonder if Google Plus Events would be a good way to host your contest.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Why do you think it would make for a better host? Simply because you can upload photos directly or something else? If so, I'd rather stick to comments.

  • Micah

    http://i.imgur.com/QroDg.jpg Those are my anons, that are now so scratched up i cant see through them!

  • MikeCiggy

    Wish I could afford these things! Here's my entry:


  • Joe Pelar

    This would be sweet! http://i.imgur.com/frWs9.jpg

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomashobbs85 Thomas Hobbs

    This is me and Big Bear

  • http://www.facebook.com/valentin.chernozemski VaLentin ChernoZemski

    Hi babe! The big old "scotty" is ready for ya!


    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Now we're talking.

      • David Keith

        i don't even want to look at the rest. I vote for this one "hands down" :)

        • http://www.facebook.com/valentin.chernozemski VaLentin ChernoZemski

          thanks for your support :) you have one beer from me (at least :D :D :D) if you have the chance to visit BG this winter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RandomerLink Martin Link


    Yes, those are swimming goggles. Yes, I am wearing them underwater while swimming. Yes, I go skiing and snowboarding with them. But I'm willing to give them up for these MOD's
    Pick meeeee!

  • Geoff Johnson

    This was during the summer! I couldn't wait to get back on the slopes! http://i.imgur.com/ktfyf.jpg

  • Forty_Two

    Crazy bastard said he would do a tip drop straight into my pond wearing my current goggles to try to win this thing. There was no arguing with him.


  • kyle
  • kyle
  • Brad

    Somedays I'm a powder hound


  • kyletaylor123
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  • Fia

    Went to the swiss alps a couple of years ago. Some of our friends did not like that me and my roomate found a spare key to their room. We walked in and did alot of pranks. this is how we found our room a couple of days later (they had convinced the poor cleaninglady to let them in) http://i.imgur.com/XSpMG.jpg I was quite happy it was not my pillow they used. They posted a pic on FB a couple of days later with one of the guys sitting on the pillow...naked....

  • Mark Mantel

    My boy gettin' ret ta shred some pow (although with tired goggs).

  • Bayilo

    Give it to me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.purple.5 Kevin Purple

    Spent all my cash a season's pass, totally worth it even if I was rocking these classics. My dog pulls em' off better than I do.


  • http://twitter.com/jonnay0808 Jonathan

    My entry into the giveaway! Hope you guys like it!


    • http://twitter.com/jonnay0808 Jonathan

      I didn't realize how poor quality that image was, so here's the original!


  • http://www.facebook.com/max.heijnen.3 Max Heijnen

    Taken in St. Anton am Arlberg

  • http://twitter.com/_dmitri_ D

    This is cool!

  • markcs

    She doesn't like them either.... my old Smith goggles!

  • http://www.facebook.com/essenov Essenov Ivaylo


    Here I am on a protest march against a corrupt change in the forest law, where we won the fight. They were claiming the change is good for the skiers, but was actually helping for uncontrollable forest destruction.

  • http://twitter.com/zoddan269 zoddan269

    http://zoddan269.imgur.com/all/ this my pic for the giveaway lol no for feel!

  • Deepu Mukundan

    No dogs here....so had to do self portraits :)

    Hope you like them and I win...been a geek all my life and an android powered googles will be just apt for my skiing fantasies...


  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.hollingshead Austin Hollingshead

    My little step brother Brian loves rocking out in his train underwear.

  • Sean

    On top of peak 10 in Breckenridge, CO. Goggles at the time: Oakley A Frame.

  • tweetyscute

    http://i.imgur.com/KdR6T.jpg Wish we had miniatures for his men

  • Jure

    Here's a pic of my current track measuring system. Needless to say, I have not enough arms! :) http://i.imgur.com/SvoWd.jpg
    And my current goggles are smashed - the glass is not transparent - it is nonexistent!

  • o-l-o

    I decided to get seriously wet in order to win this magnificent gear ;-)

  • Wim
  • o-l-o

    I decided to get seriously wet in order to win this magnificent gear ;-)

    • o-l-o

      sorry for spam. I didn't realize that my previous post has been correctly added and retired adding it one more time...

  • o-l-o

    I decided to get seriously wet in order to win this magnificent gear ;-)

    • o-l-o

      sorry for spam. I didn't realize that my previous posts have been correctly added and retired adding it one more time...

  • Paul Teakle
  • Ash
  • Van-Snipes

    It's time to get the gog tan going! Hahaha. The best is when you show up to school in september looking like a racoon!
    Link to Picture: http://i.imgur.com/vN7dN.jpg/IMG

  • Van-Snipes

    It's time to get the gog tan going! Hahaha. The best is when you show up to school in September looking like a racoon!
    Link to picture:http://i.imgur.com/vN7dN.jpg/IMG

  • paul

    Perfect fit:) http://imgur.com/68xkz

  • rrrb

    Here's me with my jamiroquai hat. Great so my friends never lose me...
    Sorry for the duck face though, got caught it the moment. Sigh.


  • http://www.facebook.com/jadir.cbseddiki Jadir CB Seddiki

    In case of threat of epidemic, you can still have fun skiing


  • http://www.facebook.com/jadir.cbseddiki Jadir CB Seddiki

    In case of an Epidemic Threat, you can still have fun skiing

  • Marshall Deeds

    These are my goggles (Mine are misplaced, so no idea where they are)


  • Julian

    Sounds awesome, could do with an upgrade. He'res my pair, chilling with an energy drink.


  • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo


    I need these googles, because as you can see my current goggles a pair of knockoff white Ed Hardy wrap arounds that make me look like a total tool. They do the job for Southern California skiing, but in March I am going heliskiing in the Canadian back country, and I have a feeling my current glasses will not be up to snuff.

    If you want some awesome data and video from back country heliskiing in March, please give me the goggles.


    Also, these awesome goggles would make me look like less of a dickhead, which would be nice for a change.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Morehead/513207998 Nick Morehead

    My full size dog with my spy goggles. http://i.imgur.com/goND4.jpg

  • http://www.facebook.com/millet.claude Millet Jean Claude

    hi every body

    For summer and winter use

  • Freakzilla

    Way too happy about putting goggles on...


  • ConCal

    No cat or dog available:

  • Phil

    I assure you, I am wearing goggles! Dragon DX..

  • http://twitter.com/jonnay0808 Jonathan

    So...who won?

    • Wim

      Nobody yet.... they say: This contest is now over. We are in the process of sorting through everything and selecting winners. Please check back soon.

  • Jure

    The suspense is killing me.... :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/valentin.chernozemski VaLentin ChernoZemski

    wow 3 weeks without a winner. why is that?

  • essenov

    refresh (F5)

    • essenov

      checking back soon..

  • http://www.facebook.com/valentin.chernozemski VaLentin ChernoZemski

    Last Updated: July 21st, 2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.hollingshead Austin Hollingshead

    Any idea when you guys will be picking a winner? Just wondering.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Sorry, we picked the winner but I forgot to update with all the emailing of information back and forth. It's up now.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    The winner has been selected and posted!