With no word from Google as to when the public might expect a full retail launch of Google Glass, which means finalized hardware and software design, the company is still trying to give more regular folks a chance to play with Glass.
Google has special Basecamps in select cities, where the public can go get fitted for Glass, talk to Googlers about the device, and even purchase a unit if they feel inclined to do so. (more…)
We aren’t even to Google I/O yet and announcements are already flooding out of the Google Glass team, through interviews with Sundar Pichai, and from the crew over at Cyanogen. In this quick post, we are focusing on all of the new Glass announcements, which include 12 new apps (“Glassware”), camera framing when taking pictures, new Google now cards, and maybe most importantly, the jump in new models of Glass to 2GB of RAM. (more…)
Many gurus of fashion have tried their hand at making Google Glass a little less “dorkish,” but in our humble opinion, no one has succeeded quite yet – after all, it isn’t easy making a face computer look attractive. The latest attempt is from American designer Diane von Furstenberg, whose DVF design studio launched a line of Glass frames under the moniker “DVF | Made for Glass.” (more…)
Google Play’s country availability page for countries was updated this morning to include a listing for Google Glass, showing that the wearable was available in the UK. Of course, we know that Google Glass isn’t available in the UK, so what’s the story?
Well, this page is typically pretty accurate. It lists all devices available on Google Play and which countries those devices are available in. When Nest showed up on this list prematurely, Google made it available on Google Play shortly after. When the Nest Protect landed on Google Play last week, it made it to this list first. So this list, is legit. I wouldn’t expect Google to put something on it without meaning to do so. The listing links to this support page, which doesn’t mention anything else related to Google Play. (more…)
After our poll last week, we got a good sense that a lot of you were not really interested in Google Glass anymore. Everyone has their reasons, but almost 3,000 of you said that Glass was not something you would be interested in going forward. Google is looking to give glass a professional makeover by announcing that Glass is now being tested in workplaces around the country through a set of certified partners. (more…)
Jon Stewart and The Daily Show ran a special feature on Google Glass last night. As expected, it was hilarious. As in, you should watch this whether you own Google Glass or not.
The whole clip points out step-by-step, idea-by-idea the ridiculous nature of Glass before diving into the thought that “these glasses are just f*cking stupid.” It touches on the stories of poor Glass users getting denied service at bars, the insane $1,500 price tag, how it would look for a grown man to wear them by himself to a kiddie park, and why Glass wearers call themselves “Explorers.” Of course, they couldn’t help but point out the idea that Glass has a camera and you could be taking pictures or video recording someone at any time.
But that’s not really the best of the feature. No, when “eye douches” is pulled out, you will forever love interviewer Jason Jones and The Daily Show. (more…)
In May of last year, just when Google Glass was getting its first big push through the Explorer program, we asked DL readers if Google Glass was a product that they were interested in. The results came back pretty mixed, with only about a third of the votes going towards “Yes, I’m very interested.” Another quarter said “No, I couldn’t care less,” while the other 40% were waiting to see if developers could do anything cool with it.
Here we are a year later, the Explorer program is now open to anyone with an enormous amount of disposable income to blow through, and Glass seems to be everywhere. Athletes are showing it off on the regular, celebrities have worn it, fashion houses have featured pairs in shows, new bars are banning Glass by the day, and designer lenses are now a reality. But with all of that happening, we still aren’t seeing Glass in its retail form yet.
So we are curious, again, if you are still interested in Google Glass? Has a year made a difference? Are you seeing enough from developers? Are there enough new use-cases to warrant a pair? Are the constant updates from Google making this product more appealing? Let us know in the comments.
According to a tweet published by @evleaks, AT&T retail locations will be one of the first places the public will be able to purchase Google Glass. The question, since Glass was first revealed, has been when can we get it, and for how much?
The Google Glass Explorer program is currently open to anyone willing to pay the $1500 entry fee, but the general public would do much better in waiting for Google to announce the finalized version of the hardware and software. (more…)