Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past several months you’ve probably heard of Google’s new crazy piece of technology – Google Glass.
What Is It?
Essentially it’s a head mounted display that is supposed to make some of the functionality of a smart phone hands free. The “glass” or display is above the right eye and will show a heads up display containing information like weather predictions, GPS info, and even video communications.
How It Feels To Use Google Glasses
This short video was published by Google directly giving you a first person perspective of what it will be like to use the tech.
When You Can Buy Them
Google plans to release the consumer model by the end of 2013. Developers can get a pair for the low cost of $1500. There’s speculation that the price will be a lot lower by the time of consumer release though.
Lots of people have had a lot to say about Google glasses. It’s interesting the effect new technology has on people. It seems to segregate us into two camps. Early adopters and skeptics.
One guy even tried to sell a fake pair on eBay. The bidding got as high as $15,900 before the listing got canned.
Some folks think they’ll be a passing fad in technology as depicted by this comic .
Others have some pretty awesome ways they’d like to use the technology in their lives and careers. One person on twitter mentioned wanting to use them during surgical procedures for better documentation and sharing within the medical community. That’s a pretty progressive thought if you ask me.
Check out how some people plan to use Google Glasses here
No matter what you think it’s technology that we’ll get our hands on shortly. Will it change our lives? Maybe it will. Maybe they’ll be just another cool tech toy.
Are you going to buy Google Glasses? Let us know in the comments below.