Many not willing to pay more than $500 for Google Glass

By Shawn Knight
Mar 20, 2013
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  1. How much would you pay for the opportunity to own Google’s upcoming Glass eyewear? If you’re answering mirrors those of respondents in a recent poll on the subject, you may find it difficult to justify spending more than $500 for...

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

  3. CyniqueDuMonde

    CyniqueDuMonde Newcomer, in training

    BRILLIANT on Google's part! They're getting sappy users to pay $1500 to beta test their product.

    Never underestimate how far you can push your users, ha ha ha...
  4. Alvaro

    Alvaro Newcomer, in training Posts: 41   +8

    $250 tops.
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,569   +480

    Once they release the product, we will get the cost of all parts. My feeling tells me it is around $100, because the construction seems quite simplistic, or at least 10 times simpler what one gets buying Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5. So why on earth someone would pay 10 times for a nut and a bolt?

    I think $500 is the absolute top.
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 948   +28

    I think that without seeing real world details, reviews and reports of the product I'm not going to pass judgement on how much it's worth.

    It's also rather difficult judge what the poll result means without knowing exactly what was asked and what population it was asked of. If it was a general question about the price people are willing to pay for Glass, and the people taking the survey a representative of the US population (which they probably aren't) that's a huge result for Google, because it shows that there's a big demand for this, and the only thing which will stop most people from buying it is price.

    Price being a barrier is a case for many products, but I don't think it's a serious issue for the company. The iPad looked rather expensive when released, but more and more people bought it even so. If Glass is priced at $1000 and 25% of the population buys it, that would make Google incredibly happy.
  7. Hello to the next phase in robotic brainwashed humans!! Now that we are all trained to glare at our phones whilst walking down the street in an electronic hypnotic trance, this twisted corporation (which is instrumental in censoring the Internet) now wants us to have "Termintor" style propagandist info (INGSOC/Big Brother springs to mind) burning into our brains all day long!!!

    Good grief, wake up Humanity and think for yourselves!! Just look at the mind controlled joker in the photo!! Is this what you want from life? We are naturally telepathic beings who don't need this kind of cr*p. Go to the forests, the mountains the lakes, the seashores. Take your family and friends and see and feel what's really important!!

    Don't be conned by the marketing "How much would you pay" ploy!! Answer - NOTHING!

    Develop this for blind people and it may just have a beneficial use for human kind.

    Consumerism is part of the problem, not the solution.
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,794   +702

    50 bucks and we've got a deal.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,749   +1,421

    Depends on whether they have a practical use or not, if not I wouldn't even spend $50. If they do have a practical use, I could see myself spending up to $200. They look a bit too fragile to spend anything more than $200.
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,794   +702

    You never know. This could be the future of good old fashioned spectacles which hasn't really changed in centuries. Wait and see (pun not intended) I think.
  11. I don's understand why ppl are so negative about this glasses
    BMW's augmented reality make a real sence about it
     
  12. I'm not willing to pay anything for a useless gimmick, let alone $500.
  13. Renrew

    Renrew TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 235   +17

    More than agree w/ guest above and wouldn't wear this piece of crass commercialistic brainwashing gadget, even if they paid me.
  14. The advantage of this product has yet to dawn on people, now you'll have two hands free to perform actions. For example, viewing your schematic in the Goglass, while ur eyes are seeing the machinary and you have BOTH hands free to work the wrenches.

    The lack of imagination is what is going to hinder the sales.

    The only issue I see with this device is what about those of us who don't wear glasses...
  15. 1500$ With our without glasses?
  16. Yup, fifty buck$ seems about right.
  17. j05hh

    j05hh Newcomer, in training Posts: 95   +15

    Buy windows 8 and get Google Glasses for free? Now that's something I'd be interested in
  18. spencer

    spencer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 204   +22

    The only good thing about it...you can spy on people. That is until someone sees you and punches you in the face for looking like an *****.
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,381   +825

    Is anybody sick of Google trying to invade every corner of their lives? because I certainly am.

    I don't want their stinking cloud services, browser, tracking cookies, OS, targeted advertising, and I certainly don't want their stinking glasses.

    The whole idea is to use Google for all its worth, not the other way around.

    What Google is worth, is a free, fast search engine.

    Now excuse me, I have to go run CCleaner, just in case Firefox missed anything Google.
  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,749   +1,421

    I am too, and I do not use any of their products.

    Edit:
    I have to retract that statement, I do use Google Street View. If you show me another project that will do the same I may use them instead.
  21. mrcavooter

    mrcavooter TechSpot Member Posts: 65   +7

    Porn is about to be elevated to the next level.
    coppersloane likes this.
  22. I wouldnt put them on even if they were free. You just would look ridiculous. Its the same thing as with those bluetooth earpeaces for phones. Looks stupidly childish.
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,749   +1,421

    WOW, childish innovations. Thats what I have been saying about Windows 8. It is the way of the future. lol
  24. brotherob

    brotherob Newcomer, in training

    Ok this is for People who can't resist the unstoppable forward motion of technology and changes in social mores that technology promotes, forget the rest of this cheap critics Google! and let it hit the Market


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