Google Makes Glass Avaliable To More Customers
December 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM (PT)
GOOGLE is expanding its soft launch of its GLASS wearable computer to a further number of people it dubs "VIPs," THE TELEGRAPH U.K. reports. After first giving them away to attendees at its I/O conference, then to friends of existing owners, GOOGLE next recruited a group of "Glass Explorers," who paid for the chance to get early prototypes.
This time, GOOGLE e-mailed some users GOOGLE MUSIC ALL ACCESS and offered them the chance to buy their own GLASS. "The e-mail reportedly directs users to a sign-up page, which reminds any potential customers that GLASS Explorers must be resident in the U.S., at least 18 years old, have a U.S. mailing address or be able to pick up their device from NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES or SAN FRANCISCO."
Interested parties will have to pay for them -- it earlier went for $1,500 -- although the e-mail doesn't quote a price.
GOOGLE GLASS is essentially computer eyewear, with a small screen that's set above the user’s right eye and is operated by voice control. It's expected to officially hit retail sometime in the new year.