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General Chat Thread, Google Glass, What do you guys really think? in General; Hey Guys So after looking for a new xmas present I've decided to put the money towards a Google Glass ...
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    Google Glass, What do you guys really think?

    Hey Guys

    So after looking for a new xmas present I've decided to put the money towards a Google Glass when they are released. Yes ok, they may look silly, you may get some strange looks from other people. But to me it's a new piece of technology for a change. I like that we are moving on for the last 7 years it's always been the same gadgets. Games console, laptop, tablet, TV, MP3 Player. Nothing new has been bought to the market in a long time all we get nowadays are upgrades to things we already own for example Playstation 3 to Playstation 4... yawn big woop! Nothing really is changing there it's still a device that connects to your TV and allows you to play a video game and if you have a gaming PC like me things like this don't bother you. It's like smart TV's with 3D etc... whats the point? Go out buy a boxee box and you've got yourself something better than a smart tv for less the price.

    I don't know just think it's nice for something completely new to be created! What do you guys think about Google Glass, will you consider buying one or won't touch it? Hmmmm...

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    I would LOVE a pair. A good friend of mine moved to Texas a year or so ago and has been testing Glass for a few months, he has posted the odd random photos to Facebook but he has fully adopted them and has found them very useful.

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    Honestly I wouldn't spend that much on something that I still can't see a "unique" use for. Same reason I haven't bothered upgrading phones etc in a while.

    What does it actually do that a normal smartphone etc doesnt do currently? Don't get me wrong, love the concept etc, but it's same with the whole smartwatch etc, just why

    Functionality aside not sure if it's been discussed before, but from what I last saw of them when I looked it can't be used with things like normal glasses, which doesn't do me much good

    Just think at that price you could buy a lot of things, or basically get the same your phone already does, just to wear on your head hmm :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    from what I last saw of them when I looked it can't be used with things like normal glasses, which doesn't do me much good
    They are developing ones that can be worn with prescription lenses I believe

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    I want a pair!

    I try to get out and cycle/walk so would be good to record certain adventures.

    Plus I just like the idea of having tech at your eyelids..... /badjoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    What does it actually do that a normal smartphone etc doesn't do currently?
    Record video/take photos from a first-person perspective!

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    from what I last saw of them when I looked it can't be used with things like normal glasses
    It can now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Honestly I wouldn't spend that much on something that I still can't see a "unique" use for.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Just think at that price you could buy a lot of things
    The version designed for consumers is going to be much cheaper than the 'Explorer Edition' Google Glasses.
    Last edited by Arthur; 10th December 2013 at 05:50 PM.

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    Ah didnt see that lense one Would be cool if it was official release rather than random person mod!

    How much will the released one cost?

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    I'd still buy one for the uberness of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Ah didnt see that lense one Would be cool if it was official release rather than random person mod!

    How much will the released one cost?

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    No one knows yet, the Explorer editions have been costing $1300 or so.

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    I would just feel a bit silly with them

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    Having a controllable* heads-up display would be useful.

    Having something that obviously attached to your face, not so much - it needs to be more svelte and integrated into an existing pair of glasses/sunglasses. That's without going into the unintended creative uses for streaming from the camera (see Xbox streaming for "oh, we didn't expect our users to do that").

    *blinks, eye movements, whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    I would just feel a bit silly with them
    I would at first too but the more that get them, then the more i wouldnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    How much will the released one cost?
    If the rumours are to be believed then it could cost somewhere in the region of $300.

    Given that you need to pair it with an Android smartphone, I reckon Google will want to sell it as cheap as possible (similar to their Nexus devices).

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