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Google publishes Glass tech specs ahead of launch

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Apr 16, 2013
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  1. On the heels of Google sending out messages to Explorers indicating Google Glass is now rolling off the assembly line, the search giant has published a list of technical specifications on the augmented reality visor. There aren’t any huge surprises...

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  2. Google is going to be royally sued, when people go near sighted and have eye problems...
  3. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I would assume they'd have to sign some kind of agreement before purchasing. Any word on price by the way?
  4. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    If you thought people were distracted by cell phones, you haven't seen anything yet. ;)
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    I am interested to see how this play's out, I mean, people get peed off with others videoing them with an actual video recorder, Let alone everyone walking around potentially recording everything they see.
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +627

    25inch screen from 8ft away? Really? So this is obsolete before the project even leaves alpha testing?

    From the pictures and the above quote, it would seem that there is a small screen in the top corner of one of the lens. This is very old technology.

    Where's the adjustable transparency HUD that covers entire lens? I know this exists, car makes have had it for years.
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,146   +142

    If I had the ability to add this to my prescription Oakleys, I'd rock it in a heartbeat. I really don't understand all the hate directed at Glass.
    Puiu likes this.
  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,433   +1,889

    Those who hate it are just jealous that they can't get before others. By 2015 I'm pretty sure that they will have a new version that will be about 500$. For now it's just for those who have the dough and will to test it (technically it is in beta - at least it's how I see it).
  9. Telax

    Telax TS Rookie

    It's an issue of perspective and image quality. Go ahead and stick your computer monitor 3/4 of an inch away from your eye and see how far your get. Transparent overlays are cool but not useful for head mounted displays.
  10. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    I want to see a disassembly so bad!
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +627

    If you put your monitor 8 feet away, this is what it'll look like. Tell me how that's sufficient to perform any text-based activities.

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