Google glass has been in the back of my mind since I first saw the promotional video for Google Glass over a year ago showing the lucky select few who got test models in an effort to refine the design and for Google to get some real world feedback and now the time is upon us for a limited time only.
Google Glass Hits Shops on the 15th
Google announced on 10th April 2014 that they would be making their Glass technology available for a short period on April 15 although the team did not officially say how long the buying period would be open for.
In a shock and unexpected move by the Search engine and soon to be tech giant, they have sparked an intense rush for their tech which is undoubtedly the hottest eye wear tech to emerge in recent years.
This smart move by Google takes Glass away from the elite few and puts their Glass technology it in the hands of the general public, but at a price and you must be at least 18 years of age.
During the press conference on Thursday google said:
Any adult in the U.S. can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame. Thanks to feedback from our current Explorers
As the Google team stated, Google Glass will come provided with a free frame or shade depending on what you choose.
Google Glass Hardware Specifications
|Google Glass Specs|
|Display||High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high-definition screen from eight feet away.|
|Camera||Photos – 5MP / Videos – 720p|
|Audio||Bone Conduction Transducer|
|Connectivity||Wifi – 802.11b/g & Bluetooth|
|Storage||12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.|
|Battery||Typical 24 hour standby period|
While the price tag is going to be pretty high at $1500 + tax, It’s to be expected. Google tech been at the forefront of news world for some time now and there is many people willing to sell a kidney to get one.
Google Glass is going to revolutionize the way we communicate, stay in touch and create last memories for years to come from a unique point of view. While I wont be rushing out to buying one during this short buying frenzy I will be holding out for prices to drop a little ( Unless you would like to send me one to review Google? I’ll gladly send it back after ).
One thing I would love to see Google do is a water-proof version, So the surfing and water enthusiasts out there like myself can get in the water and catch out of this world angles in HD Video, Think Jaws, Maui barrel shots without having to hold a GoPro on a pole.