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People are hailing Google Glass as the “next big thing” in computing, but anyone who depends on normal glasses to see their way around would be at a disadvantage. Not anymore, as you can now order regular prescription glasses with Google Glass attached. All it costs is an extra $225 on top of the $1,500 price tag for Google Glass itself. So it’s not for people with a severe lack of money.

You need to buy the titanium frames directly from Google, and you can choose between four different shapes, and eight different colours. The Glass unit is then screwed into the frames with a screwdriver. It has been claimed by Google that it makes the Glass unit less conspicuous and therefore makes it more likely that people will wear them, and use it all day. What do you think?

One limitation of having Glass attached to your regular glasses is that you need to conserve battery strength if you want Glass to last. Google has responded to that by suggesting users cut down on video, and this should enable you get a full day’s worth of battery before you have to recharge.

You also can’t clip sunglasses on top of the Google Glass frames, as that would involve a rather stressful unscrewing and rescrewing with the screwdriver. If you absolutely need to have sunglasses, then get the regular glasses that automatically tint when it comes into contact with the sun.

All Google needs to do now is lower that hefty $1,500 price tag. Until they do, Glass will remain an elusive dream for many. How close are you to getting Google Glass?


Source: Recode

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  1. Batmandelbrot
    January 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I think google glass isn't going to fly, but its probably just a matter of perspective. I think the real winner is likely going to be something like the Oculus Rift, if you could say mount a camera on an OculusRift, then project in the Oculus Rift a 3D object on the heads of people, they could change peoples perception of their face to be a Avatar of their choosing. Also facial recognition can't track you if your face is hidden.. Imagine a world where everyone's face is no longer visible and they choose the perception they want. Say goodbye to plastic surgery!!

  2. Guy M
    January 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I would almost consider them, except I still think they are too intrusive into everyday life. Maybe at work as a second or third screen, or if they could project diagnostic information while I worked on hardware. But that's about it for practical use as far as I'm concerned.

    • Mark O
      January 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

      The thing that bothers me about Glass is that anyone wearing one is going to be accused by people of videoing them or taking pictures of them, when they are not. Anyone seeing someone wearing Glass, is going to instantly jump to conclusions that there's something devious going on behind those frames, and they will get all worked up needlessly.

      I mean, look at the guy who was kicked out of a restaurant for wearing the frames - and he was just eating lunch!!