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Video: Google Takes Us on a “How to” Tour of Google Glass

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This morning, we shared a couple of videos from a participant in the Google Glass Explorer program who screencasted Glass to give us a unique view of the UI and functionality of the wearable tech. While those videos were impressive, they couldn’t quite provide the full user experience. So if those videos didn’t quite help win you over or provide the clearest representation of how you envisioned Glass working, maybe this official video from Google will help. 

In this “How to” clip on getting started with Glass, Google shows you how to navigate the UI with the side touchpad, adjust the display for optimal viewing, and put the device to sleep to help conserve battery.

Tell us, the more you see of Glass, are you getting excited or less interested?


  • Terrence Taylor

    i can’t wait to make my own “home movies” with these lol…you know what i mean 😉

  • I think I want one!..Also this is gonna change the world of POV porn..lol

  • flyinggerbil

    take my money already.

  • It’s H+ all over again… AND IT’S AWESOME!

  • I met a guy on a plane with a pair. He totally let me try them on and everything. He specifically pointed out that the functionality was very limited right now (I kinda expected that) and that voice recognition was dodgy depending on background noise. But he still loved them. I was personally amazed at how little i noticed the glass prism itself and how light weight they were. I thought they were amazing and cant wait to get my own pair!

    • Daistaar

      Were you guys flying with the windows open? LOL
      (I’m fully aware that modern planes do not have open windows as that would destabilize cabin pressure… It’s a hair joke on a beautiful morning)

      • TacoLord187

        Eh, long flights. Haha. My hair was not havin it for sure though. But who cares? GOOGLE GLASS!

  • OK so I was walking around NYC today and I saw a Google employee walking around with them on !! Was pretty cool ….they don’t look that bad !

  • BaltiCzar

    I don’t give a rats ass about a how to video unless I can actually get my hands on one. How much and when the blank can I buy one?!?!?!?!

  • jcorf

    I want I want!

  • I’m really excited to get one. At least, you know, when it comes out. But really, the absolute most I can see spending on one is $499/599

  • Praveen Kumar Origanti

    I hope there is some voice interface

  • TheDrizzle

    I really want to try this out but I doubt I would get much use out of it. If they sell it for $200 then you’ve got a deal. Anymore than that and I feel like I’m wasting my money.

  • fallsgable

    I cannot wait for all of the vehicular accidents that this will cause!

    • CodeToJoy

      No more distracting than me mounting my phone on the dashboard and using it as a GPS… It’s not in your direct line of site, and most of the time it’s gonna be in that standby mode I’d guess.

      • Russell Tanner

        It actually might be great for this. Your eyes are still on the road and your hands are free. Still would not recommend reading text messages while driving, but to just have your next turn superimposed over your eye might actually be less distracting than looking at your phone or GPS unit.

    • PhillipCun

      it’s going to be illegal to use glass while driving. it is no different from using your phone while driving since glass is really an extension of your phone. I don’t understand why you “cannot wait” for car accidents caused by this. what’s wrong with you?

      • By that logic bluetooth headsets should be illegal to use while driving since they too are an extension of your phone. Google Glass, after all is said and done, is basically the evolution of the bluetooth headset.

        I view Glass as a safer option for those people who illegally text and email or just flat out use their phone inappropriately while driving.

      • Ian

        “going to be illegal” Oh, you must be all 50 state legislatures combined! Didn’t realize that. How’s that working out?

        P.S. It’s very different from using a phone. Similar to my car, which has a Heads Up Display, I can receive information and/or notifications overlaid onto my view of the road. Which is much less distracting than removing my eyes completely to check a phone.

        • PhillipCun

          yeah yeah yeah, i’m just calling it. search google and you will see a ton of articles saying state legislatures will propose to make it illegal. And guess what? They should!

          @npooty no bluetooth headsets do not take your eyes away from the road. google glass and texting on your phone does

    • From what I understand they’re trying to make that illegal while driving in California but it hasn’t happened yet and don’t know about the other states. Besides, I’ve seen drivers texting and doing all kinds of s*** they shouldn’t be doing while driving. I don’t think glass will be that much more distracting since they’ll still have their eyes on the road.

  • tu3218

    I reallly want one but at $1500…don’t think its ever going to happen.

    • Cody Stamps

      This will more than likely not be the retail price. That was essentially prototype price. I think Google realizes it behooves them more to get a device in every hand than to make money off the device.

    • PhillipCun

      and it won’t happen. if you been following the story google stated it will cost less than the $1500 price.

      • tomn1ce

        $1499 -_-

        • Baxter Chimbutt

          Haha. They said the consumer version will be significantly cheaper than the current $1499 price (meant for devs, reviewers, and people with serious amounts of money)

  • i can’t wait until this gets rooted and devs can go to f’n work! SKYNET ERA HERE WE COME!!

    • manaox

      It comes unlocked. They are on it.

    • brkshr

      I’ll bet it is already rooted. It comes unlocked, so all they have to do is throw some superuser binaries on there & maybe update the app.

      • PhillipCun

        there’s an article that states google purposely left it open so devs can hack away!

  • Guest

    The future of Google Glass… full 3D video glasses (think video gaming/movie glasses) that shows an augmented world around us through constant video streaming. The screen will be 2-way, so when it’s turned off (or loses battery) you can see through the screen, like regular sun glasses (like a 2-way mirror).

    • CodeToJoy

      If I could have glasses that would make Ingress portals visible, I’d be sold.

    • Cody Stamps

      It would be nice to pair Glass with say a modern day FPS. You could put all the HUD stuff sans cross hairs on the glass part that way the only thing you see on your screen is just the environment. No static display information anywhere.

  • Jared

    I’m definitely interested. Unfortunately, I’m headed to grad school in the fall, so unless the price is really right, I may be waiting a while.

  • I’ll admit: I’m sold. I can’t wait to get my hands on Glass.

    • nycolonopyl

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    • bretcorona325

      I get paid over $87 per hour working from home with 2 kids at home. I never thought I’d be able to do it but my best friend earns over 10k a month doing this and she convinced me to try. The potential with this is endless. Heres what I’ve been doing, http://www.hdcash1.com

  • I personally do NOT want this product to hang over my nose. I prefer this in a HUD in my car. I think in my car it would be amazing!

    • michael arazan

      Instead of glass frames, why hot a head phones frame for on top or behind your head head phones. would be less conspicuous. I wear glasses already everyday, i can just imagine what the added weight does to your nose with the nose pieces.