Google selects the 8,000 Google Glass winners
wearable computers, and includes a possible smartwatch that is allegedly being developed by Apple, Samsung, Google and LG. Google Glass allows users to stay connected to their email, news, and social networks hands-free. Users will be able to take hands free pictures or video, a feature that upset one bar owner in Seattle who has already banned Google Glass.
Among the winning entries was one person who promised to take Google Glass to the VA so that soldiers who fought in World War II can see their memorials before they die. Another said that she would take Google Glass on a trip to Japan and take pictures and video to show her grandmother who now lives in the U.S.,but was born in Japan. One winner wants to use the technology to give firefighters maps to help them perform their jobs better, while one zookeeper wanted to use Google Glass to show the world how to feed penguins.
The "Explorer" version of Google Glass, which is the version of the device that the contest winners will be purchasing, will be thoroughly examined by Google engineers to see if any improvements can be made to the device before it is finally launched.
1. HASHTAG (Posts: 384; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
I don't know how much excitement I would get in having to pay $1500 for something by winning a contest. I just wonder how well is Google Glass going to well once it's available to the public.
2. quakan (Posts: 990; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)
I read the title and thought "Oh man, how lucky are they!", but then I actually read the article and saw that it really meant "Congratulations, we'll let you be the first to give us $1,500!". I guess it'll still be a cool experience for those who have the cash.
3. nexus718 (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
Well that was a quick way to make 12 million dollars
4. jaytai0106 (Posts: 490; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Yay I won and I have to pay for my prize now... Kind of stupid way to award the prizes Google...
5. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
it should be free thats why its a contest LOL
6. Aeires (unregistered)
Sounds like being on a waiting list to buy a limited edition Porsche, not everyone gets one but the people who do definitely have to pay up.
7. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
"Congratulations! You won the opportunity to spend a ton of money! Call within the next 5mins to create a hole in your bank account!"
8. Truth (Posts: 56; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Those whom entered in the contest knew they were competing to win the opportunity to purchase a device. It wasn't for free. The previous comments are stupid. Read the contest rules idiots.
I entered a contest for Jordan 11 breds at House of Hoops and won. Oh wait I have to exchange money for the shoes now?
Get out of here f**k tards.
U mad bro?
10. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
"Get out of here f**k tards. U mad bro?"
Ohhhhhhhhh the irony! =D
Quit your pissy childish rant.
9. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 156; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
8000 x $1,500 = $12,000,000
Looks like Google is the real winner of this contest...