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Google I/O attendees can preorder Project Glass for $1,500

By Matthew
Jun 27, 2012
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  1. During its developer conference in San Francisco today, Google opened preorders for an early "Explorer Edition" of its Project Glass head-mounted display. Attendees will be able to purchase the glasses for $1,500 with an expected arrival date of early next…

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  2. this gonna not work for so many people because a lot of people are already wearing a glass so Google glass can not provide for those who are weak eyes , no body want to use contact lens always as well so this glass would only good for those who are good eyes
     
  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Booster Posts: 348   +54

    LOL...how many people in THIS economy have an extra 1500 laying around, just so they can say "look at me".
    Maybe in a few years, but I'd pass unless they came down about 1000 in price.
    Plus, they would have to make one that clips onto a pair of prescription glasses.
     
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,946   +728

    Probably the the same number of people who keep other status orientated brands viable...From Sub Zero refrigerators and La Cornue ranges, to more hi-vis brands like Rolex, Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, Breitling, AMG, Hamann etc etc. Ever figure that some soccer mom getting the groceries in her Audi Q7 might not have the same frame of reference regarding finances that you have?...I know a few that don't balk at expending $US400-500 for a phone for each of their kids fully expecting to have to replace it in a matter of months.

    Just as a side note...there are many manufacturers already making eyeglasses exceeding $1500 that do nothing more than give the wearer some sort of satisfaction, with the secondary advantage of offering UV protection.
     
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  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +389

    this is going to be terrible for peoples eyes. Its GOT to be unhealthy to be looking at things that close to your eyes somehow, especially lights.
     
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I'm pretty sure people who are going to get these are not going to have a problem wearing contact lenses in order to do so.
     
  7. I think it's cool, but I would hate to have to explain what it is to each and every person I run into throughout the day. If it ever catches on to the point where everyone knows what it is, then I'd consider it. Also by that time, I imagine it would be a lot more affordable.
     
  8. now we can play Diablo 3 and WOW on-the-go :D
     
  9. DanUK

    DanUK TS Enthusiast Posts: 196   +8

    I know that some research suggests that all these electromagnetic waves in our atmosphere aren't that great for us, also making calls from a mobile phone all the time.. so I wonder what the health implications of having something like this strapped to your skull for extended periods of time are?

    Aside from that boring point, I'd be interested to see if this really is going to be useful enough to catch on or just a bit of a gimic for now.
     
  10. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Booster Posts: 269   +51

    Cars, telephones, tvs, fax machines, computers, cell phones, smart phones, computers, iPads etc etc all were viewed as useless gadgets at one time. Imagine the possibilities for these in industry!
     
  11. welcome to the augmented reality age, soon there will be plenty of HUDs and indicators on your eyes
     
     
  12. danhodge

    danhodge TS Rookie Posts: 80   +13

    Another problem with this is quite obvious - how stupid will you feel at first, when it hasn't yet kicked off?
    And that problem could mean it never does kick off...
     
  13. scorpionvenom

    scorpionvenom TS Rookie Posts: 20

    wont sell at that price hmm recession ?
     
  14. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +389

    computers and cellphones were never viewed as useless gadgets by the general public.
     
  15. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 281   +32

    is google getting their technology from aliens?
    Vegeta must have landed somewhere.. :D
     
  16. gamesms

    gamesms TS Rookie Posts: 45

    u are totally right.. and I will never do an operation to my eyes to see without my own glasses and replace them with Google Glass.. Google should do something about this issue..
     
  17. I seriously doubt they'll launch publicly for $1500. They're only that price because they're still in beta (if not alpha). I think once you start producing at scale, these will definitely sell for under $1000, if not $500. It all depends on what the unit costs are.
     
  18. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Booster Posts: 269   +51

    maybe I knew more elderly people...
     
  19. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +389

    I know alot of elderly people who think cellphones are one of the biggest conveniences of the last 50-100 years.
     


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