Google Glass is incredibly expensive. At $1,500, the Explorer Edition is a product aimed at at a select group of developers and tech enthusiasts who want to be a part of one of Google’s visions for the future. In other words, it’s not meant for the regular Joe, unless the regular Joe has a ton of cash to blow. The odd thing is, that most of the parts that make up Glass are pretty old at this point and probably not worth their $1,500 price tag.
According to a teardown of the wearable by Teardown.com, the sum of the parts may only add up to around $80. Let me say that again – $80. (more…)
In case you jumped on Google’s April 15th Glass push, you may be itching for some software updates for your luxury eyewear. Google has answered your call, of course, and will be dropping those enhancements to the device over the course of the week, including photo and video backup and smarter phone answering. (more…)
Back on April 15, Google opened up the Explorer program for anyone who wanted to own a pair of Google Glass. Unfortunately, Glass sold out that day, so not everyone who wanted a pair could get one.
Today, it appears that Google Glass is now back up for sale through the Glass Store, and anyone with $1500 can buy a pair, no invite required. (more…)
We are only a day or two removed from Google pushing out the major XE16 update to Google Glass, yet you can already download the factory image for the wearable. This isn’t there to be used to update your device; you should have done that over-the-air. This file is instead there in case your tinkering ways lead you down a dark dirty hole filled with bricks. In other words, it’ll save you in a pinch and bring your Glass back from the dead. (more…)
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?
Google Glass, the somewhat-controversial wearable headset that has been enjoying a lengthy private testing period for developers, is now available to anyone willing to shell out $1,500. That’s right, Google Glass can be purchased by you, you, you, and even you.
Glass is available for a limited time – likely a one day sale – in five colors, charcoal, tangerine, cotton, shale, and sky. Should you buy Glass, you’ll be treated to a free set of frames or shades, an accessory that typically costs $225. (more…)
If you’re one of the few Glass Explorers out there who’s been impatiently waiting for your (not-so) monthly update, you are finally in luck. Google has finally announced the bump up to Android 4.4 “Kit Kat,” with tons of new features in tow this time around. (more…)
According to The Verge, who got their hands on a leaked document from Google, the Mountain View-based company may look to open up Google Glass sales to anyone interested in buying a pair, for just a single day. As stated in the leaked internal document, an announcement may be made on April 15, giving information as to which day it will be that people can purchase Glass and join the Explorer program. (more…)