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Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)

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Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)
Project Glass stirred our imaginations when we first saw it yesterday, and while it’s far from getting an official release date, Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing a prototype at the "San Francisco Dining in the Dark" charity event. Robert Scoble saw Brin and snapped two pictures of the Google executive, and commented:

“When I first got here I spotted Google co-founder +Sergey Brin. He was wearing THOSE GLASSES! He quickly told me it is a prototype. I saw a bluish light flashing off of his right eyeball. I could only guess that my Google+ profile flashed up, or maybe some PR voice said “stay quiet” or something like that. But the glasses are real. Very light looking. Most of the people around us had no idea that these glasses are pretty special.”

Brin didn’t allow Scoble to try the glasses on as they were an early prototype, but they seemed to him “self-contained.”

TheVerge also spoke to Brin after the event and learned that it’s way too early to know when they’ll get released. While usually Google doesn’t announce products so much in advance, it made an exception for Project Glass as it wanted as much feedback as possible.

Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)
Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)
Brin also noted that even though the promo video depicts fully functional prototype of glasses, "right now you really just see it reboot."

The most important test the new product would need to pass is RF certification. This might prove tricky as the FCC would be treating this as basically a smartphone that’s always close to your head. 

Here’s to hoping Google manages to deal with all the issues, if so - the product should appear by the end of the year, as rumor has it now.


Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)

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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:09 10

1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1055; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


The future JUST GOT WICKED!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:18 3

15. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


You know that the negative rating is from an Apple user. HATERS!!!! lol

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 13:33 2

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


do u think apple users are just automatic google haters? i mean at least give them a chance... i use an iphone but i use google products all the time...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:15 10

2. jkapster (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Can't wait for them to come out!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 03:43 3

3. Spariant (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)


This is one helluva revolutionary sci-fi kinda gadget in a long time. Hope it is not frought with bugs and nuisances.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 04:40 1

4. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


google? no.
copy? yes.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 09:37 3

8. sorcio46 (Posts: 394; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Google hater a.k.a Apple iFanboy detected !

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 07:16 5

5. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


thats not nearly as geeky as I imagined. Some work still needs to be done on stylizing them, but yea, thats not too bad.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 09:20

7. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Ditto, there hardly any room for the actual glass on the left side. They need to use smaller camera sensor

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:06 3

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its not just the camera.. its the entire smartphone on that side. just looking at how small it already is, is very impressive. I wonder what specs it holds and how much actual functionality they can get out of it...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 09:11 3

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


So, when do the DBZ Scouters come out? Then we can start a whole new generation of flame-wars over a phone's 'power' level...

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:40

11. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 240; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I was thinking the same thing LOL. POWER LEVEL IS 9000!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:13

22. dvsmik3 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Isn't it supposed to be "OVER 5000!!!"

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 18:42

23. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


lol that was funny!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:07 7

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


more proof that Google innovates while apple litigates.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:49 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


no need to say that, it just causes more flame wars

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 10:44

12. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


THIS IS A AWESOME IDEA!! i hope it gets to retail soon love to by myself one of those!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:06 1

14. Stuffies12 (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Please please make it affordable to the general public!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:23

16. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Get X-Ray feature built in,and I will run and get me a pair as soon as they come out!!!

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 12:27 1

17. Republican (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


That's an Apple idea from the 80's!!! What a ripoff!!! be original.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 15:02 1

19. strikercho (banned) (Posts: 156; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Just look at him....

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 16:25

20. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


As long as the display is transparent and the UI isn't too cluttered then I think this is an excellent idea.
It would also be cool if it had eye tracking, so you could use your eyes as a pointer.

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 17:11

21. dvsmik3 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


How did Pau Gasol get his hands on these glasses so fast?

posted on 06 Apr 2012, 21:24 1

24. GeckoHA559 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


He doesn't seem happy at all, seems like a cyborg no emotion, just concentrating on his device. You got eyes to see why would you wan't the temperature diplayed right in front of your eyes when you can just check it on your phone are we that lazy now? It would have been cool had it helped people with vision problems.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:34

26. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


who says it couldnt help people with vision problems? pop a little camera on the front and you have an instant zoom in function. We could also do heat vision and motion detection while were at it. lets go predator! well, that just proved that these are going to be military use devices any day now. lol.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 09:22

25. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Didn't sony start this first

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 11:25

27. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


It wouldn't be that hard to get around the RF issue. Instead of making it a full-blown smartphone, make it a Bluetooth accessory. I'm sure Bluetooth 4.0 or some higher release will make that much data transfer possible.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 17:05

28. djripster (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Hope we don't have strangers crashing into me all the time, if this takes off

posted on 08 Apr 2012, 16:43

29. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Power level over 9000!

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