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Google Glass Explorer Edition up for pre-order only for devs: $1,500, coming early 2013

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Google Glass Explorer Edition up for pre-order only for devs: $1,500, coming early 2013
After a jaw-dropping live demo of Project Glass, the biggest alternative news Google just brought is that it's opening Glass Explorer Edition to pre-orders to select US-based developers at its I/O event. The Glass Explorer price is set at $1,500 and will ship in early 2013. 

The company also gave more substance on Project Glass. First and very importantly, the frame weighs less on the nose than many sunglasses and that's great news as chances are you'd be wearing this a lot once you get it. Google demonstrated a new frame, so that it can actually fit on top of traditional glasses. Glass’s main two uses will be communicating through images which you can take literally everywhere and the second is very quick access to information.

But really much about this is up in the air right now. That's why Glass is going to developers - their (possibly yours if you're at I/O) input will help really shape this device.

Are you as excited about this as we are?

source: Google

Google Glass Explorer Edition up for pre-order only for devs: $1,500, coming early 2013
Google Glass Explorer Edition up for pre-order only for devs: $1,500, coming early 2013

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:37 8

1. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Wow...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:44 7

6. Synack (Posts: 641; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Everyone at that event is getting a GNexus + Nexus 7 + Nexus Q. Holy jesus.

Know what that means?
We may have JB for GNexus within a couple days or so.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:55 6

11. binerry (Posts: 69; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


People in the Apple universe are going to get confused by JB. Jailbreak / Jelly Bean..

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:02 12

12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


People in the Apple universe are confused already.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:21 4

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3515; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


To me $1500.00 for something that has never been done before is just bonkers. This looks to be the real deal. I mean I can think on a million things to do with the unit right now.

In the scheme of things $1500.00 dollars is really not that much & to think when it comes out it will be even cheaper. I am so excited about this, this is PURE innovation & the guys at Google X are modern day mad scientists! lol

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 19:20

20. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I have a stricter definition of innovation then most. Even I deem this as innovation as the possibilities of it are amazing.
Two concerns though:
Its high in price
Brain Cancer anyone?
My definition of innovation is a product that changes an industry or creates a new one and has new aspects to it.
Apple has done it three times with the ipod,ipad, and iphone. And now google has glass. Job well done. I think for a company to do one thing this is innovative is a huge accomplisment.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:08

24. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


You mean the same product in different sizes? NOW THATS INNOVATION!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:40 1

2. aar0983 (Posts: 51; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


Google for the win!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:40 1

3. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


haha... to be honest these glasses look lame as hell...lol

i give props to jelly bean, nexus 7 and nexus Q but this glasses project is garbage...lol

they have to come up with a better way to design it...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:41 2

4. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I like it. the design is thin and light looking, it seems like tech from 2020 not 2012-13.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:44 1

7. good2great (Posts: 1035; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


u know what you're right... that explains why i dont like it... lol its waaaay before its time... maybe in a few years i'll be more accepting of it...

good concept but this isn't anything people will be using today...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:43 3

5. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It always seems to be on the right eye, but what if you have a bad right eye or no right eye.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:19

13. dmckay12 (Posts: 242; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Then they will probably make ones for those who are left eye dominant.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:45 6

8. ap1989 (Posts: 143; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


looks like some Dragon Ball Z s**t NICE!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:32

15. thedarkside (Posts: 651; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


#nerdswag

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:40 1

18. Kilo_Gilo (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Its over 9000!!!!!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 11:09

23. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


VEGETA, WHAT DOES THE SCOUTER SAY ABOUT HIS POWER LEVEL?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:47

9. jove39 (Posts: 1206; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


And...Secret service has placed order for all available pre-orders :)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 13:47

10. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 346; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


nokia pure view failed after launch of google glasses.wp8 is far behind google's innovation.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:32

16. thedarkside (Posts: 651; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


im excited.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:35

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6496; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Okay, so how do I become a developer?

The price is a tad steep, but I expect it for a near prototype.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:00 1

19. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


Just think of all the possibilities that these can have for people with disabilities. Deaf people will be able to see the words being spoken to them on their glasses. Crazy stuff. This is true innovation.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:03

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5649; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Now this is great. time for me to start saving. kinda sucks that the DEV gets theirs early on pre order.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 22:15

25. andyboi_ph (Posts: 101; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


wow, this is a great leap on tech. way beyond any platform has ever made. Let's hope Project Glass/Augmented reality will be a big thing in 2013++. Hurray to Google!

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