Google Glass heads to the UK for £1000
posted by Michael H. / Jun 23, 2014, 6:46 PM
Of course, Glass is still English-only, and the only other country where you can buy the device is the UK. Interestingly, those in the UK who want to buy Glass can do so directly from the Google Play Store. Glass has yet to be offered through the Play Store in the USA. The device will cost those in the UK £1000, which is about $1700 at the current exchange rate. Given the usual markup that electronics get in the UK, that's not too bad, although it is still a prohibitively expensive for most.
The added cost does come back though, because buyers in the UK won't get frames from the Titanium collection or the shades for free. Those will cost £175 and £120, respectively. Beyond those, users can also pick up stereo earbuds for £65, mono earbuds for £40, a padded case for £60, or a ClearShield visor for £60.
And, if you happen to live in or around London, you can sign up for a hands-on demo of Glass which are being held June 27th and 28th.
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Waiting for the price to go down... I guess that will happen after enough sales have been made to cover the R&D costs,
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 6:55 PM 1
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No, that will happen with the official public release. For now it is just for developers and the extremely dedicated.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 7:01 PM 3
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Google Glass = there's no privacy .
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 7:32 PM 2
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That's what people said about the Kodak camera back in 1888.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/e
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 7:50 PM 4
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What a moronic comment, I guess the NSA and dragnet surviellance and companies selling your personal information were also around in 1888. Do you realize what you've said or are you just ignorant to the mass privacy breaches around you? I really hope you take the invasion of privacy seriously in the future, especially for someone who is reporting in the tech industry. You should be promoting less privacy invasion and be actively aware of people's concerns, not posting articles from 1888 about a camera. Seriously.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 8:09 PM 1
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Yes, because we all know that Google Glass records for hours on end, unlike those smartphones that everyone are using these days. Oh, and of course it's sporting x-ray vision too, exposing the highly sensitive information of the color of your underwear, which as we all know is worth top dollar to the evil corporate world... You, sir, are the one posting moronic comments, and being quite rude at it too!
posted on Jun 24, 2014, 12:19 AM 0
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If they would make a Glass model device that allowed users to detach/attach a camera module at will. This would go a long way for the privacy issues that some people have. Considering there is so much more to Glass then just a camera.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 8:41 PM 0
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If you had a clue perhaps you'd realise the NSA event revealed that we never really had the so called "privacy" you thought you had and glass had nothing to do with it. Michael is pointing out something you're too moronic to understand. Innovation cannot be stiffened because of people like you who fear for lossing what they never had in the first instance.
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 10:38 PM 0
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