Google Glass might cost $600 in 2014

Google Glass might cost $600 in 2014
Google Glass is one product that could have changed our perspective on the pace of technological innovation in 2013. Sadly, what some hoped would happen in 2013 (namely, the retail launch of Glass), was postponed to 2014. Will Google Glass be a success now, in 2014? Robert Scoble, one of the first to try Glass, jokingly talking about himself as a Glasshole, said that despite still wearing Google’s wearable on a daily basis, he still considers it a future technology.

The biggest reason? Price. Scoble has his sources within Google and says the company - sadly - will not be able to go below the $500 price. A full retail price of $600 is what’s more likely to happen for Glass in 2014. Will Google be able to quickly drop it to the $300 Scoble hopes to see in 2016? It’s hard to tell, but we can imagine $600 being a bit too steep for most people indeed.

Despite all the negativism surrounding Glass and the pre-emptive bans on using the wearable that have been blown way out of proportion, Scoble says that in his eight months with Glass the reaction he was met with was one - excitement. Having shared his Google Glass with 500 to 1000 curious people (in his own words), Scoble reports that Glass has met a hugely positive feedback and even those who fear about their privacy were quickly convinced to tone down their worries.

There is clearly way for improvement. Google is missing the apps and is not as quick with Glass software iterations as some would have liked. The eye sensor seems like a scarily accurate tool, and speculation is rampant about what it can actually do. We are looking forward to Google telling us, something it has not done yet.

What do you think about a $600 2014 Google Glass? Is it indeed doomed to fail, or would you risk jumping the gun to proudly be among the first adopters?


source: +RobertScoble

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21 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

If this is the price then there may be chances of failure as Smartwatch is an example.

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

The only thing I find about Glass intriguing is -- http://whitemenwearinggoogleglass.tumblr.com/

8. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I don't get how $600 for Glass and $500 & $400 for powerful game consoles has everyone in a uproar BUT $500-900 iPads is OK. Sorry, iPad is by far the most over priced of those mentioned yet it's one of the most popular devices on earth. Yes, iPad is way over priced, it has around $315 in tech, yet $5-900 price tags, also near 4 years later and not even a smidge of a price drop. btw, Xbox costs $470 and PS4 $380 to make if you are wondering. Whatever... p.s. smartwatches are failures and not because of price.

9. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

I'm not an Apple fan in the least bit but I'd easily pay $500 - $900 for an iPad over Google Glass. At least with the iPad I look "cool" and not like a dork. Yes I'm saying people wearing Google glass look like dorks.

19. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Yep, congratulations for buying things just because you may look cooler... keep going that way and maybe people will like you

21. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The fact that you think that being seen with an iPad would make you look cool shows just how much of an Apple fan you are. BTW what is cooler then new state of the art tech, even if you're not crazy about the way it looks. I guarantee you'd have way more people interested in checking out your new set of Google Glass vs people wanting to check out an iPad.

2. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

gotta start saving my pennies now!

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I foresee this going the way of the nexus q.

4. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Yes, but this is way more hyped then the Q

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That doesn't mean a thing.

10. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

if apple made this you'd be praising it to death

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

and he be also saying TAKE MY MONEY For a 600$ iGlass by Apple.

6. papss unregistered

No way would this be a hit at that price. Still consider this as close to vaperware. Its like bigfoot or ghost for now.

11. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

That's my issue with it entirely; the price point. I don't want to give something a shot in the dark so to speak, when it is going to cost me $600!

20. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

For me this is the biggest point too, paying that much in a device that may not have a full one year life cicle, knowing Google and how they love to abandon projects in the middle(wave, Q, igoogle, reader...)

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I won't believe the price tag till Google officially announce it. I'm still getting glass. Be surprise if it went below 500$

13. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

price wise it is ok for me. Will definitely get it at launch date. Google glass is a go but smart watch is a gimmick to me.

15. pookiewood

Posts: 631; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Not really sure how a smart watch is a Gimmick and Glass isn't.

16. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

not a gimmick since i plan to use it in education/training. smartwatch i don't know

14. drhyde

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

No way I'm paying $600 for what's essentially a Galaxy Nexus that goes on my ear. If they get some top notch new Snapdragon processor with better battery management and get it to $300, I'll bite. $600? No thanks. I can buy a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 7 (2013) for that price and be much happier.

17. Qbancelli

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Let them price it however the want. At the end the ppl will decide if it is worth it or a bust. And Google will have to react accordingly.

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