Google Glass goes chic! Designers for the device teamed up with legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg to create a pair of high fashion frames.
A new look DVF Google Glass collection
There will be a total of five new frames in eight shades to choose from in the new collection. The stylish frames will be available through Net-a-porter and the Google Glass store. The fashion frames will be available as of June 23rd.
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Although this will be the first Glass partnership with a high-end designer, it isn’t be the first time the tech company has collaborated with a fashion brand. The company previously collaborated with Luxoticca to create Oakley and Ray-Ban frames.
The Diane von Furstenberg frames leave the Google Glass hardware unchanged and, not surprisingly, costs more at $1,620. The regular Glass frames retail for just $1,500. If Google wants to expand Glass beyond the tech savvy group, the company will need to find ways to appeal to other groups. The partnership with DVF is obviously designed to appeal to the fashion conscious consumer.
Google Glass offers possibilities
Google Glass is an exciting device that brings the internet right in front of the user. It allows users to literally integrate the internet with day-to-day living. Users can utilize Glass during exercise, travel or just everyday life. Glass offers a variety of applications to help users get the most out of the device.
Google has big dreams for Glass. The tech giant hopes to see the new device adopted in a variety of sectors, including the medical industry. A recent report from New York Times talked about how one physician uses Glass during work. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Selene Parekh uses Glass to record surgical procedures performs. Parekh has been using Glass for over a year now and he uses the device to record all his surgeries, which he plans to share via live feeds to physicians in India for training purposes.