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Google Glass Titanium Collection Now Available for Explorers Starting at $225

Last night, the Google Glass team unveiled their Titanium Collection set of frames as an option for those needing prescription lenses to work with their Explorer unit. That collection is now available through the Glass store, with four frames made of titanium starting at $225 a piece.

Each frame comes in five different colors (charcoal, tangerine, cotton, shale, and sky) so that you can match your Glass unit to the frame. You could also choose to mix and match colors if you’d like. Orders also include a custom hard case to help protect your frames.

We should point out that the frames come with non-prescription lenses out of the box. Should you require prescription lenses, you’ll have to take your new frames into an eyecare provider, some of which may be “preferred” partners. Your eyecare provider can then send off your frames so that lenses can be cut to match them. Unfortunately for me, Oregon doesn’t have a single preferred provider. (The full list of providers can be found here.)

Explorers, thinking of purchases frames? (We picked up the “Bold” set and will have thoughts once they arrive.)

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  • Melissa

    That looks so stooooopid.

  • AbbyZFresh

    My fists are ready to go.

  • WAldenIV

    The need to offer a frame without the pads on the bridge of the nose.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Kellen, any decent (not a chain) optical shop can measure and cut lenses that will fit in these frames regardless of which pair you pick. I work at an eye center and this is no different than cutting lenses for a pair of frames we sell ourselves.

    • That’s good to know. Will look into doing that, assuming these frames fit my head OK heh.

      • Larizard

        I don’t understand the color selection for the frames. Where does the color come into play? Doesn’t the glass unit already have a color of its own? I click the preview images and the color of the frames are just all black..

    • Timothy Webb

      Many “chains” do good work as well Kellen. Many are independently owned behind the scenes. A good optical lab is a good optical lab–period.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        True. What I really meant was try to avoid the eye center in places like Walmart, Target, Sears, etc.

        Chains like My Eye Dr. and Hour Eyes are not always bad.

        • jab416171

          What about Costco?

          • Jake

            I would generally avoid any eye center that’s within a big box store period. Stick to something like Hour Eyes or My Eye Dr. or an independent location.

  • sk102704

    I got excited at first glance of the title and thought what an awesome price cut, then I realized it was just for the titanium frames.

  • toonz333

    I just got a semi for no reason!!! SMH

  • Guest

    what exactly makes the thin frame versatile?

  • Philip J. Fry

    So, 225 on top of 1500, that’s crazy.

    • michael arazan

      We’ll see this summer when they release all their devices in July and hopefully the consumer Glass. Be good to buy these now for the budget minded who are planning on buying Glass this summer, if it’s not delayed again. Plus prescription lenses are between $99-200 per pair of glasses, and people will want a pair of sun glasses with a prescription, which means you’ll want another pair for those.

  • enigmaco

    Now it make sense I didn’t see them dropping the price from $1500 to $225 so quickly as everyone as stated this is a letdown.

  • evcon

    “Curve” and “Bold” are pretty interesting names…

  • John Legere
  • TJWaterskier

    I thought the whole price went down to 225.. not just the frame part 🙁

    • Liderc

      lol, me too, got excited for about half a second.

    • MichaelFranz

      nerd wood….deflated 🙁

    • John Legere

      Maybe 2 years.

    • Kevin

      Misleading title. Should have been Google Glass Frames.