Want to Try Google Glass for Yourself? Take a Number.

Now there's a waiting list for the $1500 wearable computer

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In the past, the only way to get your hands on the Google Glass was to be selected by Google or get an invite to the Google Explorer program from one of the initial explorers. Now that small group of explorers, their friends and family is opening up.

Google’s Glass Explorer site now allows users to put their name on a waiting list. If a spot opens up, they can become an Explorer, though the entry fee is a steep $1,500.

Google told the Verge that the new program is not part of a wider consumer launch, due in 2014. Rather, the wait list is just an expansion of the Explorer program, which has grown since it opened for pre-orders of Google Glass last June. Google’s keeping the number of Glass units being released to people on the wait list a secret for now.

[The Verge]

6 comments
DesMalone
DesMalone

The internet is just a passing fad, ripe with pedophiles and criminals...and identity thieves...nobody is ever going to send electronic letters, it's so impersonal. Facebook is a passing fancy. It is so impersonal. Nobody is going to ever want a phone they have to keep up with and processing power will never be able to support it...it's all doomed.



1990s and continuing



Familiar?

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

Personally, I think Google Glass is GREAT!  

Not that I think it's a device that I'd ever have.  Gods, no!  But it does provide an excellent public service in a humane, if ridiculous, way for those of us who want to know who among us have way too much money, no brains at all and who shouldn't ever be allowed to breed.

GaryRMcCray
GaryRMcCray

The Google Glasses are very much an interesting proof of concept device, but as a practical consumer item, they have a very long way to go.

The visual image is restricted to a small rectangle visible from one eye and while they claim high resolution, it is just a small square with a high pixel density.

The concept is great, but the break through device will be like a pair of sunglasses where any part or all of the lenses can be transparent or opaque with video overlayed on any portions you wish with the ability to see through the video or to have it automatically opaqued.

Then you have a medium with which you can do anything.

The fact is the head position and GPS location systems built in are built into $50.00 cell phones at this time.

For your $1500.00 you are getting about $200.00 at most worth of hardware, what you are really paying for is the ability to be part of the initial beta group to help define how their software works and what they will do next.

It is unlikely that the Google glass as it is now will ever be a consumer product, but that doesn't mean it isn't heading somewhere really important.

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Truth_Seeker

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JustWorld
JustWorld

It is unfathomable to me that some people would pay high price for beta testing the product for the company. Normally, companies offer product for free for the beta testing service, since they get very valuable feedback from the testers. I don't fault Google. They are obviously getting sheep to do this for them and make money on it, but people doing it!? 

Insight00
Insight00

@DeweySayenoff Do you know that you're an awful person or that your comment makes you seem like one? Your hatred of people with enough money to purchase a $1500 device (the price of a fairly powerful laptop) seems to suggest that you need to reflect upon your own deep-rooted personal issues.