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Tuesday Poll: Are You Buying Google Glass Today?

Not that we expect a high percentage of the DL community to pick-up Google Glass, but we figured we should at least ask since it’s available. It’s poll time.

At $1,500, you can take sweet selfies like the one I just included in this post, become a certified Glasshole, and enjoy the world staring at you everywhere you go thanks to the futuristic beacon attached to your head.

OK, it has more uses than that. For example, you could take awesome photos of your kid in action without having to pick up your phone, can see Google Now cards without ever lifting a finger, and can get Google Maps directions placed just above your eye as you drive. Glass does have some redeeming qualities, it’s just so damn expensive in its current form.

But hey, it’s there today, if you want it. Are you buying it?

Are you buying Google Glass today?

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  • fd2blk78

    No because I’m not a douche.

  • mrjayviper

    Perhaps droid life can have a glass giveaway?

  • J.Lynn

    if I had the money I would have, but I don’t, so I couldn’t πŸ™

  • bumgoldig

    The other 170 votes just said yes because they felt like it

  • Bassenza

    I’ve had Google glass for about 3 months now and started a blog about my day to day life with it. Lots of new experiences came with it and really was worth the $1500.

  • Alan Paone

    I don’t think they could pay me $1500 to wear a face computer that doesn’t do anything useful other than creep people out and look dorky.

  • If it were a couple hundred, I could definitely see myself making the purchase. It’s just too expensive for me.

  • cwillen

    I’d buy it if it came with a free pass to I/O.

  • jseah114

    I want one, but not at $1,500. At that price, I don’t want one that bad.

  • Cleevens Joseph

    Too broke thats 7 car payments in my life

  • Shane Redman

    I did. I’m getting married in a year and there’s no guarantee i’ll be able to afford it next year before the wedding or if it will be available. I wanted to record the first person experience. Plus I’m doing a bunch of crazy fun crap this summer! wooooooooo!

  • jimmyf101

    I feel they are dumping off this old style off for an upcoming and better pair of Oakley’s. I’d take a nice set of GG Oakley’s for under $300.

  • IGotGlass

    Man… I’m not even going to sign in for all the flack I might get. But, I got ’em. With some neat shades.

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  • Chris


    Plus so much more you can do with $1500 like a down payment on a new or used car….. Rather then blow it on overpriced Eyewear with a computer attached

    • AbbyZFresh

      You already lost by using CNN as your site source. They purposely make sure to only post anti-Glass articles.

      • Chris

        They are not the only ones bashing this peace if crap…..

        Besides cnn is better then faux news

        • dreadfulCore

          I watch all the cable news stations, and I don’t hear fox talking much about glass. Just trying to be trendy and band wagon huh? Try harder.

  • don_xvi

    Needs an option for “Waiting for production hardware”

  • Daniel

    MAYBE if it was like $500 it would still be a reach, but would be much more of a THOUGHT

  • Kevin Faaborg

    Not at that price and with such short notice. If it was announced as being around $300, i’d save and get it. Though it may never go down in price like the Chromebook Pixel.

  • MichaelFranz

    I want it…..i really do…dont care if im a glasshole or not. I really just enjoy new toys. Unfortunately $1500 is just too steep for now.

    BTW..have they updated specs at all. I feel like the camera sensor could probably be upgraded by now seeing all the newer phones coming with bigger and better ones. Maybe it will come retail launch

  • Matthew Merrick

    This poll should make the differentiation between No (don’t want glass) and No (can’t afford it)

    • Aaron C

      How about another — “can’t really afford it, and don’t want it anyway.” πŸ™‚

    • Chris

      Don’t want it and Cant afford it. Even if if I can afford id blow $1500 on something else

    • dreadfulCore

      Don’t want it, and can’t afford Plebs and Luddites stealing and breaking my glass.

  • Bloo

    I’d honestly rather a Chromebook Pixel.

    • dreadfulCore

      2014, and paying for an overpriced browser?

  • Green

    I went to DC for the Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival) on Saturday and saw 3 guys with Glass on the Metro. They had met up with 4 other guys with Glass. A mini-convention, I guess. They plan on doing it again next year.
    Would I buy Glass? No.

  • Eric Matthew Woodrum

    Nah; I think I’ll go ahead and pay my mortgage, instead.

    • Chris


    • BigTimmay

      Not very American of you.

    • dreadfulCore

      No thanks, I’d rather feed my family, instead.

  • RichFromBX

    nope, tough to justify a purchase on something that is just slightly less than my mortgage and will depreciate in value as quickly as this will.

  • Taylor Abrahamson

    26 people are buying it? I call BS on that number

    • Taylor Abrahamson

      Now up to 89? Hahaha not

    • Chris

      Wisher thinkers.

  • mcdonsco

    Well, may not end up a money making proposition, but may be able to get away with buying glass, checking it out, playing with it then ebay it, currently going between high $1400 – $2000.

    I wont…just saying…in case others haven’t thought of that.

    • MK17

      Remember that between ebay and paypal they get about 12% of your final value so you are looking at 1232 – 1760.

      • mcdonsco

        13% actually, but yes…on the higher end, making money…on the lower end costing someone $250 or so to try glass real world for a few weeks (some I’m betting would consider that worth it…not me, but…just saying).

    • jseah114

      The problem with selling it on ebay is that technically it is still part of the Explorer program, and the terms of use specifically say that you cannot sell it. If you do, Google reserves the right to deactivate the device and then you (and the buyer) is out your money

  • Dan


  • Jeremy Martin

    Depends…will DL give me $1500 to buy it? πŸ™‚

  • I own one already and my wife wanted the red one. So there goes $1500. She better like it. : )

    • The Narrator


      • I cant complain she is the money make in this marriage. LOL.

        • Bowen9284

          My dream is to be a trophy husband.

          • LOL. I got lucky with her. She is the bread winner.

  • hahaha there is no way $1500… ah thats a good one.

  • EvanTheGamer

    A resounding NO!

    At $1500, I could buy an Xbox One AND a PS4, and a few games to go along with each console.

    $1500 is WAY too damn steep for a pair of Google Glasses. Knock off about a thousand and then we can talk.

    • Xbox one is nice. I Love mine.

      • LiterofCola


    • The Narrator

      PS4 and plenty of games, yeeeehaw

    • Tyler

      Or a $1400 PC setup and a bunch of games off of stream during the summer sale. $100 could get you about 5 AAA games from last year plus with all the money you save from not paying for xbl or psn because steam is a free service you could get more games. Also gaming PCs can be made for $500 if you don’t need the best graphics.

      • EvanTheGamer

        That’s very true. A PC dedicated to playing the latest games would be better than buying over priced eye wear. I agree 100%.

        Also, Gaming PC + Top of the line graphics card = A Must!

        I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love old school 8, 16, and 24bit graphics in games, but this is 2014 and so, great looking visuals in games are a major must now a days.

        Thankfully for emulators and roms, we’re able to enjoy all the classic old school games on all of our devices, while also enjoying all the latest next-gen games on all of our next-gen consoles.

        • Tyler

          Ehh not really you can buy a gtx 750 ti for $150 that can run titanfall at 1080p high settings. The xb1 runs at 792p which is significantly lower. The superstition that you need to spend over a grand to play games on the PC just isn’t true.

    • Mo

      Not in Brazil. That might get you 1 PS4 there.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Uhhh…wow! Over $1,800 for a bloody PS4! Sucks man.

        Are you able to port one from here in the states? Or are games in Brazil incompatible with US PS4s?

  • Kelly OBrien

    My luck is i would buy it and three months down the road the new version comes out and this version becomes somewhat obsolete

  • Detonation

    Didn’t buy it when I had the opportunity in December, definitely not buying it today.

  • n900mixalot

    The more I learn about it the more I’m interested but the price is way too high–and Google knows it. I’m just curious about what Samsung is up to now.

  • Tyler Lawhon

    If I had money for buying glass with, I would.

  • Spencer_B

    $1,500 is way too much for me.

  • I had laser eye surgery so I wouldn’t have to wear glasses again, no way would I wear this in it’s current form.

  • Mordecaidrake

    If it only cost $300 I would, but no way in hell I’d drop $1500 on it.

    • picaso86

      I am still buying it because “I’M RICHHH B*TCHH!!!”

      Jk.. I have to pay my car note and rent…..

  • Jeralmac

    If it were $500, I’d consider it. But at $1500, I have other, much higher priorities needing my money.

  • BuckNut614

    My wife would beat me with a hammer ; )

    • Ryan N

      As long as you catch it on glass cam it would be worth the YouTube commission!

    • chaoslimits

      Rightly so!

    • DoctorJB

      Look on the bright side, being in the hospital would give you plenty of time to play with your new toy! πŸ˜‰

  • David Caccavo

    i’d rather spend 1/4 of that on the Moto Watch which looks infinitely more practical and won’t get you beat up, which is apparently a Glass thing.

    • Mark

      Even if it were cheaper, I still wont’ get it. My current negative mindset on this whole smart glasses thing is what’s preventing me form accepting it. Maybe my views will eventually change but, right now, it just creeps me out. Even though hidden cameras are just as bad, having that Glass camera looking at me and not really knowing if it’s recording me is worrying. Knowing that it’s recording me is worse. Plus, I also see Glass wearers as douches. Kind of like Bluetooth headset and smartphone belt strap wearers. My view on those hasn’t changed yet.

  • ddevito
  • Nexus_FrEak

    If it makes anyone feel better you do get a free pair of frames or shades…. Uhhh… But that is still a no for me.