Google Glass to arrive by the end of the year for less than $1,500

By Shawn Knight · 21 replies
Feb 22, 2013
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  1. Google’s augmented reality visor will reportedly be available to the general public to purchase before the end of this year. What’s more, the headset will debut for less than the $1,500 that developers and lucky contest winners are currently being...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    Id wait until it didnt look so *****ic to wear on your face. And then id only use it ocasionally.
    Actually, it would be funner to write software for than to actually use.
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    I might consider it once the price comes down, and if I can incorporate it with my prescription glasses I wear all the time anyways.
    I think it could be cool when getting new glasses just to be able to add it on
    "Give me the anti-glare coating, the tinting lenses, and Google Glass" :p.
  4. Duskywolf50

    Duskywolf50 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I hope this glasses able to hear and create subtitle for me cause I am deaf. I will love it.
    ravy and Wendig0 like this.
  5. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Hopefully they will collaborate with glasses makers such as ray-ban, Oakley etc. to come up with something stylish. When it will fit into a pair of my safety glasses without adding any bulk then I'll think about buying it.
    Wellllll unless they made some replica Cyclops glasses. Then I'd buy some just so I have an excuse to walk around dressed as a superhero....
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,891   +1,224

    I still don't get it... yes, it looks like it could be convenient to use, but it's got to do a lot more for me than just google stuff and take pictures before I could get over how dumb I'd feel wearing it. I would just feel like a pretentious fool... kinda like how Josh comes off a little (shave your beard, dude, you're trying too hard)

    I would say, if they would incorporate into sunglasses I might use it in a car.

    I know it uses your phone to via bluetooth to perform it's functions, so it seems like a lot just to avoid looking at my phone.
  7. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Booster Posts: 82

    This is a paradigm shift. Behold the future.
  8. Duskywolf50

    Duskywolf50 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Yeah, if this begin to be popular, other sunglasses might join in to create better one.
  9. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    They hired futurist Ray Kurzweil to be Google's director of engineering. Soon there will be Google Implants. You get your android phone with 'IMplant Instant Messaging' technology and a Google Glasseye to see your screen with a built in camera. YOU will be the android.
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  10. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    I'd be afraid I'd be walking into traffic whilst watching porn
  11. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    I think the Geordi La Forge look would work well...
  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    The only other less *****ic way to do this is implanting a device in the retina of your eye. It is possible but still being researched.
  13. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I'd be willing to pay $600 for a pair, but that's as high as I'd go. I'd like to see an Oakley version of this similar to the Juliet.
  14. I'm just going to say one thing..."Ingress"

  15. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    Good call
  16. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    meh, just build a pair of sunglasses around them and it doesnt look as stupid even...
  17. ravy

    ravy TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Holy ****, that's brilliant. If Google Now will work on it better than it does on android now, you'd be able to SEE what others are saying, the mic will pick up their voice and you will see it as text on the glass. Either I'm just stoned or this will be the best thing ever.
  18. Eco

    err no.

    How about...Brain Cancer.

    Thanks Google!
  19. Yep, $1500 way too much.Would be very keen if 500-600 range,until that happens ,not interested.
  20. I would get one if it was like the cost of my normal lenses + 300-400 and they were less bulky or easily detachable from the normal lenses (e.g. when I play ball or something, I can remove the expensive part)
  21. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    I keep seeing pictures of them and they don' even sit on your face straight. The heavier side always sits up higher - did Google invent anti-gravity?
  22. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,671   +1,961

    ..or they they make it illegal to point finger at people that look like *****s.

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