Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is now offering Google Glass to a select group of VIPs. The tech giant has been testing the wearable communication device for a while now and they even recruited “Glass Explorers”, a group that paid to access the early prototype.
Google Glass now available to some Google Music All Access users
The “Explorer” program has gradually been expanded. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) offered Glass to I/O attendees as well as the friends of existing Google Glass owners. Most recently, the company sent emails to a subset of Google Music All Access owners asking if they wanted to try Google Glass. Telegraph UK added, “The email 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 and able to supply a U.S. mailing address or be able to pick up their device from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco. It also mentioned that customers “must purchase Glass”, but fails to mention the price which was $1,500 for those who have already been able to buy a pair.”
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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) hopes Google Glass will be a revolutionary product in technology. Unlike smartphones, which are usually stored inside purses or stuffed into wallets, Glass typically remains on you so you can access information and entertainment at any time.
Google Glass’ main appeal
Google Glass is designed with two physical sides, which is the prism display you view as well as how others view you. Google Glass creates a cocoon of virtual reality filled with communication and content. Users can speak to the device because it is your head-mounted personal assistant. Users can also navigate the eyeglass with a simple tap and swipe of the motion sensor’s arm.
The real appeal behind Google Glass is that it essentially is an extension of a smartphone. The wearable device piggybacks off the data connection on your Android or iPhone smartphone, and enables you to connect to the web, use apps and so forth.