Before deciding on 'OK Glass', Google was going to embarrass you

Before deciding on 'OK Glass', Google was going to embarrass you
Most of us have seen Google Glass in action enough to know that the user of the device must say the words "OK Glass," before getting the specs to go into action. But as usual in the world of tech, there were a number of less succinct, more embarrassing phrases that were being kicked around before "OK Glass" was chosen.

Amanda Rosenberg is the product marketing manager at Google who apparently is credited with coming up with phrase that pays. But before "OK Glass" was selected, Google had looked at using some of the following to be the Hot Words for Google Glass. Just a quick note first. If you've just come out of the hospital, you might want to save this for another day because you might pop a stitch laughing. Having said that, here is the list of possible phrases Google considered for Glass: Listen up Glass, Hear me now, Let me use Glass to; Go Go Glass; Clap on;  Device, please; 3, 2, 1…; Glassicus; Glass alive and Pew pew pew

Ms. Rosenberg's email to Google Glass Product Manager Mat Balez on April 14, 2012 discussed her reasons for going with what proved to be the winning phrase. Google has allowed her to pass it on, and you can read it below.

source: AmandaRosenberg, TheNextWeb via Gizmodo



14. poping unregistered


13. poping unregistered

up up and away Glass...

11. jfuente11

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Google Glass, Power Up!

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1424; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

"Make me look stupid". While others look at me "stare" in a 45% angle, into a tiny piece of glass... Always gazing back and forth looking at the person i'm talking to and "Glass"... Wandering eyes, like a crazy person, whose thinking too hard. Hehehehehahahaha.

15. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I know. I cant wait to see these geeky morons looking like complete imbeciles in

9. samnote

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 02, 2012


7. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

go go gadget bifocals!

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Sounds like a super sentai name

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered


6. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Do I detect a Dead Space 2 reference in one of the possibilities for the hotwords? :)

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Go Go Gadget GLASS lmao.

3. ibap

Posts: 873; Member since: Sep 09, 2009


2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Pew Pew

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Pepe LePew

1. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Sparticus! XD

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