Do you have to be a horrific hipster to use them?
Like...should I move to Hoxton now?
Wasn't created a few days ago was it?
Likewise this article in The New York Times:
Link: Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses - NYTimes.com
So perhaps not.
I like this concept - but there's a slight issue that I can see... All us people with Glasses can't exactly slap another thing on our face.
The glasses format appears to be only one possible format this technology could be presented in.
The contact lens above looks a bit like the one they had in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
There were reports a few months ago that Google had apllied to the FCC for permission to test a grounbreaking wireless product in its employees homes. Do we think this could be that product?
also from the comments on the BBC coverage of this story
Who would have thought it... Google Goggles! ...the mind boggles!
This parody of Google's video is really funny...
I hope they put them out, I don't trust Google as far as I could throw a stellar core fragment but if they can bring the prices down on the hardware enough to make less smarmy use cases viable it should be good. It will probably be tied up in stupid patents for several decades despite much of the tech being invented by others long ago.
Microsoft augmented reality glasses...
It seems someone decided they can do it themselves. In a day.
Google announces Google Glass Explorer Edition, $1,500 pre-order shipping next year
Google has just revealed a new Google Glass Explorer Edition of its prototype camera-equipped glasses at I/O 2012. Pre-orders are open today, only for attendees of the I/O conference, and will cost $1,500 for a delivery early next year. As Sergrey Brin himself confesses, this is by no means intended to be a consumer product, but Google's keen to get the Project Glass hardware out into people's hands and onto their faces.
If I had $1500 and went to I/O, I'd buy a set. I'd just have to figure out how to wear them with my real glasses without looking much more odd than I do now...