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Google reportedly talking to Warby Parker to make Glass more fashionable

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Google reportedly talking to Warby Parker to make Glass more fashionable
Sooner or later, Google Glass is going to leave the sphere of developers and enthusiasts and enter the sphere of more casual consumers. When that day comes, it seems reasonable that Google might want to either make Glass a bit more fashionable (though we have grown to like the design), or at least offer different designs from which to choose. With that in mind, there are new reports that Google is in talks with eyewear startup Warby Parker to make Google Glass more fashionable.

Warby Parker is an eyewear startup that gathered $38 million in Series B funding back in September of last year, and is in the business of selling trendy eyeglasses. Neither Google nor Warby Parker have commented on the rumor, but this would make sense for Google. While Google has been getting much better at software and hardware design, wearable fashion is a completely different game than designing hardware that goes in your pocket, so it couldn't hurt to get some outside assistance. 

The word is that Google is experimenting with different styles for the frames of Google Glass as well as adding on sunglass lenses or even prescription lenses to the product. After seeing the new demo video for Google Glass, and learning that Google is opening up another round of sales to enthusiasts (meaning $1500 for a pair of Glass), it would be interesting to see some variation in styles. 

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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 01:23

1. Gilgamesh (Posts: 11; Member since: 16 Aug 2009)


I just had a mini heart attack because i was so excited reading this. My two favorite things: Google and Warby Parker

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 02:10

2. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


$1500 :$ :$

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:46 1

6. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


If you want to buy them now. When they come out to the public, they should cost less.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 02:38

3. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Good news, I hope I can wear it without being look like robot

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 10:44

9. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


That fine lady in that picture, or any of the models in Google Glass ads, by no means looks like a robot...what have you been smoking? Glass is merely another wearable gadget just like a watch or a pair of headphones or what not. Wearing it does not make you look like a robot...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 04:26

4. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


I wouldn't feel comfortable if someone would talk to me and had that camera pointed at me all the time, they should conceal it more better. I'd knew that is still there but it is more about the obvious...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 09:17

7. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2670; Member since: 26 May 2011)


There would be far too many people complaining about privacy infringement if the device were too concealed. It has to be blatant that the person is wearing it.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 09:46

8. kdealltheway (Posts: 94; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


I know, but I'm talking about the reflex, the way you behave when the camera is pointed at you, the pure physical aspect of a lens of the camera. What I am trying to say is that people act differently when they've been told that they are being recorded and don't see the camera, and when they see it staring at their face. I can tell you for sure that people wouldn't feel comfortable in a room with a guy wearing that all the time. Maybe future generations and their concept of privacy would, but now...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:31

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6443; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Google glass making fashion statement

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