In case you have $1,500 to spare, now it’s your chance to become an “explorer” and a proud member of the Google Glass family. A post on the Glass page at Google+ online social network clearly specifies that
We’re still in the Explorer Program while we continue to improve our hardware and software, but starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand.
According to the statistics, on April 15, Google could barely supply the Glass to all buyers, as the requests exceeded the wildest expectations of the tech giant. The almost “overwhelming” interest in the device made Google open the site for the American public, keeping the initial price and giving all tech aficionados an incentive to try the Glass for themselves.
Another strike of genius from Google’s part was the partnership with luxury frames Italian manufacturer Luxottica, which includes famous brands such as Ray-Ban and Vogue-Eyewear, among others. In the beginning, the Glass wearers were portrayed in less flattering manners (as the hi – tech spectacles made them look like androids) and since then, the company struggled to change the looks of the Glass. Google’s attempts to turn the Glass into a popular wearable gadget dedicated to all people and not only freaks and geeks will become a reality next year. So if you buy the Google Glass in the next few days, you won’t get Ray – Ban frames. You will have to wait because
The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015, the head of the Italian eyewear group said Tuesday.
Don’t become a Glasshole!
So now the Google Glass is available for sale in the United States. This is a moment many have been waiting for, either to join the ranks of the explorers, or to start campaigning against the Glass. There is a long time problem related to the Internet – connected eye-wear and it revolves around the idea of ”privacy invasion” from the part of those wearing the Glass. Google made numerous attempts to debunk all the myths related to the spying abilities of the Glass, saying that if somebody wants to spy on people, they have plenty of other less – obvious means than the Glass. However, Google politely asked the Glass wearers to not turn into Glassholes. In simpler words, don’t be “creepy or rude (aka a ‘Glasshole’)” and follow the Google Glass Etiquette Guide.