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
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



1. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011


6. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

11. binerry

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

12. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

People in the Apple universe are confused already.

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

20. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

24. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 914; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

2. aar0983

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

Google for the win!!!!

3. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha... to be honest these glasses look lame as i give props to jelly bean, nexus 7 and nexus Q but this glasses project is they have to come up with a better way to design it...

4. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

7. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 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...

5. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

13. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

8. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

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

15. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012


18. Kilo_Gilo

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Its over 9000!!!!!

23. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012


9. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

10. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 561; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

16. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

im excited.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Okay, so how do I become a developer? The price is a tad steep, but I expect it for a near prototype.

19. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

25. andyboi_ph

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 26, 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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