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First Ever Google Glass “Explorer Edition” Unboxing Hits the Web


With Google Glass “Explorer Editions” becoming available for early adopters as early as this week, it only makes sense that someone would unbox theirs. It didn’t take long, but sure enough, the first ever Google Glass unboxing is now available. It’s shot with what appears to be a 4fps webcam, so prepare yourselves for a screaming headache once the clip has completed. But you will get to see the clever packaging, tour of the device, and accessories included.

Also, if you pop around Google+ and search for “Google Glass,” you are bound to find all sorts of clips and photos of these new Explorer Editions. Prepare to be overwhelmed by people with robotic accessories attached to their heads.

Even I have to admit that I’m more interested in Glass now than I have ever been. Maybe it’s jealousy because it’s in the hands of actual humans, I don’t know. What I do know is that I cannot wait for Google I/O to arrive.Β 

Here is a second video of the same guy unboxing his Google Glass, while wearing Glass. Glassception.


  • Wyveryx

    I bet one the Droid LIfe crew get their hands on Glass we’ll see some awesome hands on videos! Better clip those nails!

  • Adamania

    Did you hear is iPhone go off? What a shame.

  • JMonkeYJ

    wait, does that mean droid life didn’t sign up as Glass explorers??? tell me that’s not true! that would be crazy! or were journalists forbidden?

  • will there be a google glass screen recorder app? so we can see what they see through a video or something

  • duke69111


    When are you going to give one of these away??? πŸ™‚

  • The Google Glass has some real cool features like wifi mp3 playback

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  • Feels like the video is running on dial-up internet

  • Is this dude for real? He actually thought this video was good enough to unveil Google Glass as a consumer. He’s obviously hacking into the Matrix and has the “kwan” to buy these but couldn’t use a point & shoot camera to record a decent video. Feels I’m watching stop motion. Terrible.

    • LionStone

      I was gonna watch it but when I saw that it was 11 minutes long, I said nah!

    • JMonkeYJ

      watch the version filmed with google glass…it’s impressively good. which sucks, since it makes me want it more

  • In second video where he actually uses Glass to record it came out quite well, but he said there was no way to show Glass since he was using it to record…. ummmm how about a mirror…. or using that fisher-price camera he used in the first video and edit the footage. Hopefully one of the main guys running an Android page will do a proper video.

    • JMonkeYJ

      i was hoping when he said he left his cable at his desk that he would walk over to get it. the guy clearly hasn’t realized the merits of Glass yet…

  • ßen Murphy

    Why can’t people afford to use better cameras. Use the camera on your phone for Christ’s sake… But thanks

  • spickle

    holy F that first guy was terrible. his voice/slow speech killed me.

  • MichaelFranz

    Wouldnt be surprised if I/O attendees got free pair..

    • I’d actually be very surprised.

  • Josh Shaw

    This guy….. You’d think with $USD1500 for Glass, and 3 monitors, that he wouldn’t have a Fisher Price tablet for a camera.

    • michael arazan

      I think my first camera by fisher price is better than this, this is like something he’s been using since 2000 or maybe the late 90’s

  • DiegoKokomo

    Well it looks like if you reaaaaaallly want to try Glass out now, head over to Ebay…


    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      way to steal my link lol

      • DiegoKokomo

        Great minds think alike my friend…

  • Matthew DiGiacomo
    • Austin Warren

      I’d rather get a Corvette ZR1

    • Ian

      Wonder if that auction will stand

    • MichaelFranz

      I saw that, first thign i did after watching the video. Its got to be fake, especially since it had 28 bids…

    • abqnm

      And the seller isn’t even one of the first wave. $90k for a device that the seller will receive at an undetermined time in the future? Yeah right.

    • Frank Fiorta

      One guy has bid on it 25 times, taking it from 5k to 84k himself. Fake auction…

    • Tony Byatt

      Talk about a come up…Bidders can be so gullible…

  • Lane252

    he feels like he is in the matrix…lmbo this guy for best unboxing of ALL time

  • Lane252

    he isnt a real google android fan…he has an iphone

    • JoshGroff

      I’ve owned 3 iPhones and have owned another 7 or so android devices since this screenshot was taken. I think it’s suffice to say I just proved your statement wrong.

      • Lane252

        did i accidently hit reply….*checking* nope i didn’t…im like 110% sure your name is not Dan, as the person that made this video says, you can find him on google plus by his name…”Dan” so you can delete this post, or forever be shunned as the guy who doesnt read!

        • JoshGroff

          “he isnt a real google android fan…he has an iphone”

          You used him having an iphone as the reason he isn’t a real android fan.

          • Lane252

            @bwbloom:disqus this guy has been following me around for a while now criticing my every word in comments…appartently he does not realize this is an adroid blog for android fans. and i dont know anyone who is a “REAL ANDROID/GOOGLE fan” that likes apple. i could go through a list of reasons why but if you were a real android fan u’d agree with me instead of trying to prove a futile point. yes i know people can have switched from phone to phone but as it stands, you or myself or anyone that is a real fan of the droid life and droid phones knows that having an iphone makes you a black sheep, having had an iphone and now having a droid means you have a dark period in your life (the point you owned the iphone) now shut up and go harass someone else, cause i wasnt talking to you! πŸ™‚

          • shadowdude777

            I happen to hate Apple products and love Android, but you’re pretty stupid for saying that you HAVE to hate Apple products to like Android. Do I have to hate Coke to like Pepsi? Do I have to hate McDonald’s to like Burger King? No, so stop fanning the flames of the ridiculous Android vs Apple flame-wars.

            I kept hoping throughout your post that you would just be a troll, because the whole gist of your post is REALLY idiotic, but your piss-poor spelling implies to me that you really are dim-witted enough to think that you can only like one of these two things.

          • Lane252

            Were those witty and well thought out come backs supposed to rattle me and get me mad, do that I’d internet rage? Firstly,I was positive we were in the age of short hand and the lols and lmaos; so what’s wrong with my spelling? And if i happened to have a word or two out of text would be because of auto correct. 2ndly learn to take a joke “rim shot” you and Josh get so but hurt over something as simple as this. Ppl like you and him make the interwebs fun for ppl like me. 82 percent of android users would not use some, 34 percent of Apple users covert to android and never go back….and without the statistics some is just crap aka grapple.

          • shadowdude777

            No, we’re in the age where idiots use shorthand, lols, and lmaos. Nobody will take you seriously when you can’t coherently form a thought. You’re a terrible troll. Go away.

          • Lane252

            Clearly the statement about him not being a fan was a complete joke being that he spent 15 hundred on a Google Android product and wasn’t meant to be taken seriously; yet ppl (people) like you take it too far. But then again you’re a rim shot. Plus I’ve been here from the start of the site so I’ll stay right here.

          • shadowdude777

            No, that’s what makes you a terrible troll. It’s not just me, everyone was taking you seriously. Try actually being humorous, and maybe people will appreciate your “jokes”. And cool, so have I. Since the Droid 1 came out. Nothing to brag about.

          • Mickie

            i have a Gnex and an iphone – my Gnex for personal and iphone as my company phone. does that make an any less an android fan because of what my company chooses to use?

          • JoshGroff

            I’m quite confused as to why you replied to me with that, considering that just goes further along to prove my point, but thank you.

          • Lane252

            Well let’s see considering that it wasn’t something you choose yourself, no it didn’t. I was referring to the fact that an i phone then you 3 numb nuts took it to heart . Plus no one can help it if their job makes bad decision.

      • You use Firefox… You are definitely not an android fan.

        • JoshGroff

          My choice of browser has nothing to do with my android fan status. I use Firefox because it’s a better desktop browser, and I’m used to using it on my Ubuntu partition.

          • PhillipCun

            they’re just kidding :] lighten up

          • You use Ubuntu instead of Chrome OS? You must not be a real android fan.

          • JoshGroff


          • jbegs

            You also gave out your email address in the gmail tab…

        • I was thinking the same thing. Haha

      • shadowdude777

        Just warning you, you should probably NOT let the entire world see your email address. Especially not the trolls who hang around here.

  • Daniel Clifford

    The text for “Glass” seems to emphasize the “ass” part to me. Anyone else getting that?

    • haha good point, the way they slanted the A too much to the right, makes Ass definitely stand out

      • Its to emphasize how you look while wearing this version of them . Once they shrink the hardware down the A will return to normal.

  • JB

    The more I see Glass, the more it interests me

  • Geoff Johnson

    Looks like the creator of the video came in and down voted everyone who talked bad about his video o_o

  • Austin Warren

    I was hoping for 1080p. But wait….

  • the 2nd video with actual glass video was very nice quality

  • Daniel

    I just vomited on my computer after 10 seconds of watching that first video.

    • Dude can afford $1500 for Glass, but was too cheap to spend $40 on a decent webcam. πŸ˜›

      • MichaelFranz

        i bet his son was holding it..

      • Not to mention he is running a three display set-up of what looks to be Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays each of which costs around a grand!

        • Lucky Armpit

          Apple products?! The dude just lost all credibility.

      • Tony Byatt

        Unless buying Glass put him in the poor house…

        • Edwin Mann

          If buying something you really dont need puts u in the poor house its officially time to reevaluate your life just saying

      • Lucky Armpit

        I was thinking the same thing… guy can afford $1500 for Google Glass, a 3-monitor setup on his home PC, but doesn’t own a decent camera for shooting videos?

        • David W. Astor

          obv joke here is hes super ugly so no need for one

  • Ryan Frankenstein

    too…hard….too….watch….MY EYES

    • Yeah, it’s super painful. I just let it play in the background until I heard him say something interested and then watched for 5 seconds.

    • ragnarok180

      Didn’t really have any problems viewing this. Lucky me?

  • Geoff Johnson

    Why is the video at such a low FPS? Made it horrible to watch

    • Tirionfive

      Looks like it might be 24 FPS like what they use in movies. Hard to tell.

      • Geoff Johnson

        It’s definitely a lot lower than 24, at least with 24 the motion is fluid.

        • Tyler

          I agree 30FPS is as much as the human eye can see, 20 there is slight choppiness and this is more like 10ish.

          • Geoff Johnson

            I don’t know the specifics, but you can easily tell the difference between 30FPS and 60FPS videos

          • Austin Warren

            Yeah. Hobbit looked amazing at 48FPS

  • Tyler

    Can I get a Glass unboxing using Glass? (Glassception?)

    • 4n1m4L