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Google Unveils “Project Glass” – Here are Your Google Powered Glasses with Navigation, a Camera, Music and More

Prepared to be blown away. Well, sort of blown away. Google unveiled “Project Glass” a few minutes ago, which is a project from the Google[x] team that aims to make your daily life completely hands free. Rather than using your phone to take pictures, video chat, check into restaurants, listen to music, and get directions, you could have a pair of glasses that do it all right in front of your eyes. Received a notification on your phone? What if it popped up on screen in your glasses and then let you respond view voice-to-text? Or what if you could snap a picture of a beautiful sunset and share it with Google+, all without ever pulling out your phone? Sounds amazing, right? Just wait until you watch the video and start thinking about the possibilities.  

The Google[x] wants you to understand that they are in the early stages of this project right now and that the pictures of the headset up top and the video below is what these glasses “could” look and act like at some point. They want your feedback though. And so do we – be sure to vote in our poll!


Via:  Google+

  • DasBoots

    oh honey child, people have been walking around, talking to themselves, since the advent of the Bluetooth headset.  

  •  It’s hard to imagine what will happen to the society after the appearance of project glasses, maybe all will be different.

  • Forgothowtodie

    so are these going to start out illegal to have on while you drive or are we going to wait for a few people to die in horrific accidents. oh wait what am i saying i will finally have a good excuse for the people im video chatting with not to see my face while i look at then. just try not to have your eyes wonder.  

  • cred493

    i hope this is for teens to

  • zack

    this could work

  • josh Perkins

    Where do I get mine?! Thats freaking awesome!

  • Omg……………

  • josh

    For the love of god, I hope they team up with Ray Ban

  • cleetose

    Google, shut up and take my money!

  • Alain Goldman

    cyclops does not approve this message

  • Chris

    All it needs is a green light and we’re headed towards creating our very own Cylons =D

  • Deejay

    theyll have to be fashionably acceptable to wear as well. i doubt anyone but geeks would wear that in public.

  • mlawlor777

    most amazing thing ever!!! please google make this the future!

  • What’s an Android?

    I’ll wait for the condom-based incarnation of this concept: Google Rubber. That way I’ll be safe while watching viral videos.

  • Ne0

    Now u can watch porn while working.

  • Ne0

    Great Spy Use.

  • Ne0

    Copy from DBZ.

  • Crackmonkeys4hire

    Wonder how this will work in the “real” world. Will people be talking to themselves and falling all over the place because their focus is on the little screen on their face. If this could work like HUD “Heads Up Display” then it might be pretty nice.

  • Rogmaldonado

    Google, please share the name and title of this song. 

  • Danny

    Vegeta, what does the project glass say about his power level?

    • Lpfaff

      It’s over 9000!!!!

  • Thefever75

    would be cool if they can pull it off!

  • Andy

    Love it!  Hands free iPhone in glasses form.

  • Filabraziliaa

    This is f*&$ing amazing! I need to get one of these asap!

  • brando56894

    Looks pretty awesome, but do you really want to be “that guy who talks to his glasses”? I’m assuming voice command is the only way to control this and IMO that would get pretty damn annoying.

  • JackE

    uh, what about us nerds that already wear glasses!?

  • Borochocho

    I hope I need glasses soon.

  • anon

    That would get so annoying; Trying to look at stuff and having a bunch of things popping up in front of your face all day & having people think you’re talking to yourself.

  • Concerned

    this is too much do not do this to our society please. we already have enough distractions and social media as it is. Google, it is in your hands how much you screw up the world even more if you create these or not.

    • Kjb_rules

      Actually its hands free =) so can’t be in Google’s hands =)

  • JJ

    Someone will be in bed with their woman but be looking at another one. lol.

  • i want this yesterday. and mostly to watch apple lovers cry. 

  • guest

    Sorry but is anyone know what is the song that we heard in to the video? Thank you!

  • Jerry Snook

    Yeah…I will be shocked if this ever happens. Interesting and probably bad idea, though! The video fails to include the scene where the guy is looking at his email and/or video and gets hit by a car while crossing the street.

  • DCABuckeye

    Geordi? Anyone seen him here?

  • nice!

  • Lane252

    walks to get new pair of pants and underwear – i came. this is really awesome. if they can make it more stylish then ill pay oh say 600 for them

  • Josealicea1

    yes! This is exactly what I imagined would come one day. Pretty cool it happened during my lifetime. Go Google! Keep up amazing! 

  • xaalfx

    Has anyone ever seen that Walt Disney movie “wally” ? o.O

  • Colo1bullrider

    that is totally cool I want a pair

  • Bob Martin

    now that’s what i call an “eye”phone

  • Admin

    sweet now you can take a video and call 911 and it’ll record your death!

  • I want these ASAP! This is beyond amazing!

  • scooper1028

    This peripheral, if bound to the android OS, will change the mobile game and probably cripple Apple.  The iPhone will become so yesterday and primitive almost overnight.  One comment called these glasses “dorky”.  I disagree.  A better adjective would be avant-garde.  

  • I could def use that while on the bike!! Awesome idea!

  • Game changer…..sign me up! Proceed quickly and efficiently.

  • cassandra lamke

    I’m sorry…but prototype or not, if people walked around with gadgets over their eyes like that, it’s just simply ridiculous. 

    • JoeBionic

      I disagree.  I’ve been wearing eyeglasses since I was a kid.  I’m used to having a gadget over my eyes.  I think us eyeglass wearers would buy this in a heartbeat.  

  • El Big Chris

    It seems this may not be hip enough to catch on, something more nerdy. But then again I could be wrong. I mean, stupid things have become the norm now. But I’d like these glasses to look more like the scouters from DBZ!


    • El Big Chris

      DBZ Scouter!

      • mtrip98

        it’s over 9000!!!!!!

  • Dssantiagos

    I’m sure the elite or military are already using this technology. Most technology we see now is actually 25 years behind. Next thing will be cerebral implants and they will call it google mind fusion 4.0

  • Scooterman1

    I have GOT to have that. Ukulele, that is….

  • Dssantiagos

    So……smash your head against the wall to jailbreak it. Just sayin………

  • ChaosVoyager

    They should give a Ukuleles in one day book away with these glasses!

  • fvqu

    I like how they waited a good couple of days after April Fool’s to unveil this…

    • Ralph Puerta

      Especially since Ubuntu’s april fools joke was very similar to this concept.

  • eddieonofre

    Advertisement right on your face, now that is gonna be interesting

  • I want that

  • Dliuzzo110

    If someone calls you on video chat, what exactly are they looking at?

  • Matt

    Maybe I am the only naysayer but….

    Just what people need..more distractions right in front of them. Driving is going to get even worse. Pedestrians are just going to run into you because they aren’t looking where they are going. This a great product idea, but the stupidity of the typical user is going to make this a disaster.

    • Rick

      but.. but… Google driverless cars 😛

    • Bob Martin

      I was thinking the same thing. now people can video chat and listen to music while driving without anyone knowing

  • Justin Lightner

    About damn time! Once this is finalized and released, Apple will release the iGlasses and everyone will be like “omgz apple is soooo innovative with their products!1!11!!!”… Wouldn’t be the first time :-

  • Alan Marchman

    Let’s hope for a clip-on version for people that wear glasses. 😀

  • Player52

    is it normal if i got an erection?

  • This gives a whole new meaning to the term “face unlock”! This is totally awesome! Can’t wait for the Oakley branded version of these!

  • James_C_L

    how gay was that high five

    • Tim242

      What’s wrong with Gay? : )

      • James_C_L

        oooh sorry hun. i meant awkward

        • Just Messin’ With Ya

          So being “gay” is “awkward”??? WTF!

          • SKAVENG3R

            Uh-oh…looks like he ran into the P.C. brothers. On this note isn’t gay, happy? Or is it that only sometimes people can take ownership of a word? Not trying to start any problems.I really want to know B/C I find it odd how certain words can be changed and others can’t.

          • SKAVENG3R

            The styling of the glasses is not a good look. At the same time the “idea” is cool.

          • Blood

            Gay things may be awkward for him.

  • Flying Wonton

    Now i get to look like garrus in mass effect! 🙂

  • Liderc

    They forgot to have the friend say “DUDE WHY ARE YOU WEARING THOSE RIDICULOUS GLASSES.”

    Overall I like the video.

  • JoeBionic

    Now, the real question is will it be bootloader locked?

    • PC_Tool

       Navigate recovery?

      Headbob to move up and down, shimmy to select or go back?

      “Hey, sweet moves!”

      “What?  I just just installed AOKP….”

      • Ralph Puerta


    • brando56894

      If it’s on Verizon, then definitely.

  • NemaCystX

    I’m curious as to how these will work with just one lens when it would be eye straining to focus on one point if there isn’t two.  Should be more like 3D glasses I would think, but the style from the Prototype above looks very neat.  This was also a first look at how Project Majel will act on our Android devices too I bet

  • JulianZHuang

    maybe another 10 yrs. 

  • frankandsimple

    reminds me of the movie idiocracy.

  • Austinrgoebel

    im in

  • Jon

    Is this a late april fools joke? 

  • don’t worry about it

    coos concept but it would need to be HUD, and I dont see any actual screen so I am skeptical as to how they plan on making this work… that and if they look like glasses appeal to the generation, make then black rimmed glasses like hipster ones. Also, I’m thinking that these should be able to sync up with a normal mobile, ya know?

    • i think its projecting ONTO a subtle pair of glasses, could project onto any glass surface

  • Stanlet

    I need these for nav on my motorcycle! Tired of Garmin et al. charging $500+ for a weather proof navi that thats about as bad as my 2006 VZ navigator subscription.

  • jayman1576

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Bionic Man

    these should come with every android phone. now that’s marketing!

  • “Please come steal these from my face and run off”

  • RavenofNM

    While the concept behind these glasses are intriguing, consumers would benefit from something that could be integrated with current prescription glasses and/or sunglasses. The current design is very “Back to the Future” as another commenter suggested, but since phones have most of these features now I believe Google should go a step farther. If the glasses are a definate part of the design perhaps consider also adding the snycronization of the users cell phone or tablet with the glasses and the capability of watching movies in 3-D with the same glasses. 

  • Scott

    Personally, I’m freaked out.  As cool as this is, how much more stupid do we have to be that we can’t locate the music section inside the bookstore?  Not to mention, wearing these things says “mug me”.  I can only imagine the privacy violations on this.  

    • SolipsisticPsychologist

      Yeah that is absolutely my first concern. With Google already being repeat offenders towards violating user privacy blatantly, and data mining like no other company ever in existence, well, I can only imagine that they will to record “anonymous” aggregate data from the glasses in the form of audio and video. Until they smarten up and do a complete change on they treat user privacy, I’m not personally adopting any new Google technology.

  • Cuz97

    Cyborg much?

  • moozicmon

    Introducing the Google EYEphone… now where have I heard this before….

  • jorge fernandez

    i want!!!!!!! me want!!!!!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    POV porn taken to a whole new level!!!!!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Anyone know where Dog The Bounty Hunter is? He is gonna love these

  • Guest

    I wonder how long before there’s an iEye on the market.

  • tomn1ce


  • FortitudineVincimus

    Badazzz technology from a badazz company

    I would wear them while I work, but NEVER in public

  • Toky_neg

    So… when is it that Google becomes self-aware?? 

  • world.wide.wes

    Funny how the guy has a macbook and an iPhone sitting on his table…and that music artist he wants a reminder to buy tickets for, no way would google’s voice recognition transcript that one correctly haha.

    • Mr_Bucket

      Maybe it will work like the ‘note to self’ function and add the voice recording as an attachment.

    • Billkwando Yourmomington

      Yeah. You should see the stuff Google Voice comes up with when I try to search for Tomi Simatupang’s music.

  • enigmaco

    Hello terminator where’s the t2000?

  • When will it the market? 

    • PC_Tool

      “When will it the market? ”

      Oh! I love fill-in-the-blank games!


      The answer is “cake”.  It’s gotta be.  “When will it cake the market?”

      Yep.  Nailed it.

    • galaxynexusprime

      I think you a word.

  • Guest

    The future is NOW.  I WANT these!

  • ReapZ

    Now what about people who already wear glasses?

    • demolition505


  • patapongirl

    OMG. This is too cool for 2012

  • Nexusfonefix

    Just wondering but could the search app their using be Googles answer to siri that’s coming soon?

  • Turdbogls

    while this is a cool concept, they would drive me nuts.  i am A.D.D and i need to play with stuff to keep my occupied.  if i didn’t have my phone i would drive myself nuts.

    again, cool idea, but i would never use them.

    • Bionic Man

      i think it would be an addon to your phone not necessarily replace it.

  • How long before A*ple sues for some ridiculous pat violation

  • Ok all you need is your wonder woman costume… At least make them look like sunglasses… If I see anyone walking around with those on I will be calling them a dork

  • TheTruthSquad

    Too bad Apple invented it 20 years ago and has already filed suit.  They had it on the Mac that you could carry around with you, don’t you remember that?

  • Ok all you need is your wonder woman costume… At least make them look like sunglasses… If I see anyone walking around with those on I will be calling them a dork

  • Meanwhile at Apple they’re still buying up IP and passing it off as their ideas, suing the pants off of companies, and passing off an aging/outdated OS as “magical”.

  • …….

  • I have to admit, I want those now.

  • Scott Willenborg

    This will make taking candid “up-skirt” pics very awkward….

  • Aaa

    Those even look cool, IMO. Well, the models make them look cool at least. 

  • Slot_Machine

    i needz new pantz now

  • jimmyk0789

    I want those now

  • Someone is going to fall off the side of a building. 

  • This is too cool for 2012,  This is somethign from 2025 I swear LOL.

  • April Fools?

  • now, if i could even make it so that i could see better (since i have to wear glasses normally) that would be even cooler. im freaking out about how awesome this is.

  • this is seriously the coolest thing ive ever seen. 

  • Too cool.  Not huge on the looks, but I’m sure it’d grow on me.  I can’t wait to see how functional these really are.

  • James J

    So did we just see the answer to Siri along with The glasses being announced…I would love to see that software on my phone too! especially the calender and photo integration!

  • Bigsike

    I’m in!! 🙂

  • Greyhame

    This marketing scheme is brilliant!  Why can’t Google get together and do more things like this, say to advertise the benefits of 4.0 and how it makes your life easier.

  • Pervie McPerv

    I ain’t buying them until they offer porn.

    • Derek Gelinas

      So, like, the day they come out then?

  • richardsonadm

    Now just be able to record what you see and upload to Google Drive/YouTube? yea

  • mtrip98

    we r the borg, you will be assimilated.

    • EC8CH

      Borg, You Have a Message from Locutus:


      • HTC1


        why can’t i understand any of you

      • mtrip98

        u will comply

    • HTC1


      • joejoe5709

        I can see it now… prescription “screen” protectors. ha

  • FknTwizted

    This is where the smart…. anything needs to go.

  • Josh515

    I would look like I’m talking to myself, but I really don’t care. Just take my money!!

  • Tim

    Apple already says they have a patent on this…they claim they own all the rights on anything that could be termed “Amazing” or “Innovative” (not to mention anything that may have been thought up for previously released sci-fi movies or television shows).

    • Vonny571

       Don’t forget “Magical”

  • this is why apple sucks. 😀

    • ApplesNAndroids

      Of course we get the typical douchebag fandroid bringing up apple on a Google posting.

  • Finally! I can take pictures of hot chicks on the street without having to point a camera at them.

    • Yeah, but you have to audibly say “take a picture of that hot chick”! Awkward… =P

      • eddieonofre

        add a comand that take picture when you blink twice! problem solved

        • PrjctArchAngel

          lol mission impossible status….

        • yeah, lets just awkwardly wink at every girl on the street.

          • eddieonofre

            Like we don’t do that already

      • Anthony Armando

        you could also set the trigger word to, “THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKING ME THIRSTY!”

        no one would suspect a thing….

        • eddieonofre

          Answer: “There is 5 pretzels stores near by and one water fountain around the corner. Ok to Navigate”

        • Bob Martin

          or change the trigger word to “The sausage in the toaster is burnt.”

  • EC8CH

    Nice Scarf Paul

  • beng8686

    Apple is gonna sue… they probably already have a prototype “iGlasses” lol!

    • eyePhone.

      • Jordan Webb

        iEye (captain!)

  • Kaizen_2012

    I am hyperventilating in here

  • Jmchamber

    Well, that’s just slicker than snot on a doorknob.

  • obligatory SHUTUPANDTAKEMYMONEY post

  • zizzybaloobah

    I may actually want to get laser eye correction so I can ditch my analog glasses.

  • richardsonadm

    I wear glasses already, if they can get it to integrate, that would be sweet.

    •  i don’t see why that couldn’t be.  Google (or whoever) could make a frame with all of this built in and you would just have to take them where ever you get your glasses so have your prescription lenses put in.

    • Ralph Puerta

      I would be happier than an Apple fanboy on release day.

    • Kjb_rules

      I’m pretty sure they will make it possible to insert Prescription lenses into it no problem =) just have to have 200 bucks for the cut siz and installation fee is all =D no biggie =D haha.

    • Will

      Hell yes!  Mass Effe

      • Will

        ct.   🙂  whoops

        • HTC1

          what to both????

    •  Clearly Shepard has a TI Qualcomm Graphene QuBit z50 EPU in that bulky contraption. Seeing as it is waterproof to half Marianas’ depth and cant withstand an indirect Reaper death lazer blast, the bulk is worth it. I am a bigger fan of the 12.2 channel audio and 4K per eye rez. I haven’t yet benchmarked it against MetaGine’s Avalon 32.6 Beta suite, but I hear that the unit can crank out EgoTech 6’s old visuals for 7 days without having to find a wireless power transmitter in range… This can be really helpful if you get perched  on the Branson Space Tower doing repairs like I do at least once per month.

      • HTC1


      • Matthew Arthurs


  • John



  • I think Google is going to end up owning one of my kidneys if they keep coming out with FREAKING AMAZING tech like this.

  • I want my (Android Powered) EyePhone

    • Thank you for posting Fry. I couldn’t find my jpeg of it…

      • John


        • TrevorSP

          It’s a file type…

          • John


          • TrevorSP

            LOL! Definitely thought you were serious. You never know how stupid some people can be. Am I right?

          • PanicsWhenUbered

            You’re doing it wrong. Amirite?

          • That is super, what were you thinking…..must have caused a disturbing headache.

        • Jolly Portuguese Egocentric Guy

        • PC_Tool

          He meant to say jaypegg.  Really.

    • Mr_Bucket

      Hello? I’ll take eight.

    • Sven Enterlein

      The similarities are just too obvious! Except for Google is not Evil Mom Corp haha

  • sru571
  • socalrailroader

    …get mugged outside bookstore. 😀

  • Jon Fischer


  • Horton Miles


  • Dshudson

    Sign me up.. those are bad ass! 

  • Jester

    Awesome! But who has Internet connectivity wherever they go? 

    • Bpstroh

       Me.  Also, anyone with a cell phone.

      • EC8CH

        R U from the FUUUUTURE?

      •  I hope it has a notification for when you hit your awful carrier bandwidth limit.

    • Would probably require a bluetooth connection to your phone or a separate cell connection in the glasses.


  • tu3218

    xbox 360 notifications lol

  • I will wait a couple of years until apple invents this technology.  😛

    • Hans Kwazneski

      But they won’t be ‘inventing’ it…

      • Lee

         But they’ll sue everyone who tries to use it.

        • Philip A. Kaiser

          And it will come in white…

          • brando56894

            or black. nothing else.

    • Bob Martin

      but it won’t have a camera, music, or notification. it will deff look better though. and much more shiny. but it won’t have as many features as the Google version. think about the comparison between iphone and android.

    • Matthew Arthurs


    •  Get off my Droid-Life…

  • howdy

    Well that looks dumb

  • Alright this is pretty dang cool… where do I send my money?

  • Pretty cool. But I would not wear something like that and walk around talking to myself.

    • richardsonadm

      Just like bluetooth devices right? lol. I don’t have one but…

      • Yep. I think people walking around talking to themselves on bluetooth headsets look stupid and are annoying.

        • Blood

          what’s so annoying about people walking around talking on the bluetooth? I don’t get why so many people have a problem with this. And look stupid?And If it’s annoying just ignore them nobody is forcing you to listen to their conversation.

          • Yes, that’s my opinion. I’m sure that there are things that you find annoying and I don’t, and don’t understand why it annoys you . It has nothing to do with hearing what they’re saying, it just seems that many are unable to conduct a conversation at a reasonable volume on BT more so than no BT. It annoys me.. Stop talking so loud! And yes, it is my opinion that people wearing headsets, especially when not even using it, look silly
            I respect your opinion that it isn’t annoying and stand by mine that it is. Nobody is trying to force you to agree. 😉

    • Droidzilla

      I’d wear these so that when I walk around talking to myself people won’t think I’m crazy. I’ll still be talking to myself, but people might think I’m on the phone or something. The voices won’t tell themselves to shut up, you know?

  • Tom Stroeder

    Too Awesome!

  • Michael_NM

    Now that’s a retina display. 🙂

    • EricRees

      I knew this was coming, +10 internets for getting there first!

    • 1bad69z28

       A true Google Life LOL 🙂

  • Soccerfon

    So amazing. Definitely the future of mobile technology. Innovation like this makes me love Google.