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Google Glass wearers talk about their new device

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Google Glass wearers talk about their new device
With Google Glass starting to ship, those who spent $1,500 for the device are beginning to receive their new device. Many are posting their experience with Google Glass online. Take Brandon Allgood. The CTO of Numerate, Allgood wore Google Glass all day thanks to the battery, and said that the product is light and will change many of his habits. For the time of day, a clock is no longer necessary. All he needs to do is tilt his head back and the display on the Glass turns on with the time. The feature he seemed to like the best was Google Now. With the application's cards filling the screen before his eyes, he was able to track the Giants' game all during the night. He complains a bit about the quality of pictures shot in low light. He also says that since pictures are taken the moment you say "ok glass, take a picture," it does not frame a picture. He was very positive about the bone-conduction system that allows Glass wearers to hear and feel sounds through his bones.

Monica Wilkinson and her new Google Glass

Monica Wilkinson and her new Google Glass

Dan McLaughlin, who works at Agilent Technologies, also received his Google Glass and said that unlike a cellphone, the device becomes part of you. One feature that he is fond of is the one that displays received email messages within his peripheral vision, and shows the sender and reveals a few lines of the message. This way, he knows which emails need to be addressed immediately and which ones can wait. McLaughlin says that the only problem he is having is that his Google Glass is interfering with his prescription eyeglasses. Google has already said that it would eventually offer a prescription lens version of the device. Another Google Glass user in San Francisco, Monica Wilkinson, is trying to arrange a get together on Saturday in San Francisco for Glass wearers in the area. It looks like Google has a winner here, folks, with a innovative new product that is already changing the way things get done.

One interesting piece of news involving Google Glass comes from eBay where one seller named Ed listed the product starting at $5,000 and watched it soar to over $95,000 before canceling the auction. Ed hadn't received his Google Glass yet but had the notice from Google that he was going to be receiving it. What he later found out was that Google was sending Glass buyers the ToS with the actual unit. The terms give Google the right to disconnect service if the buyer sold his pair to a third party, forcing Ed to 86 the auction.

One last note. It seems that Google Glass wearers now have a new nick name. Some have taken to calling them Glassholes, but most likely by those who wish that they owned a pair and are jealous.

source: BrandonAllgood, DanMcLaughlin, MonicaWilkinson via eWeek

A Google Glass unit was bid up to $95,000 on eBay

A Google Glass unit was bid up to $95,000 on eBay

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posted on 19 Apr 2013, 00:47 16

1. cezarepc (Posts: 718; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)

I wish I was one of those testing them out now.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 01:19 6

2. therealestmc (Posts: 473; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I'll wait when the price comes down and all the kinks are worked out.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 02:04 3

4. thequota (Posts: 43; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

yeah but it would also be nice to be one of the first in this very nice device

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 10:33 1

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

think you're right. never rush out too buy something new.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 02:02 10

3. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Awesome?!!! p0rn will never be the same :-)

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 06:23 1

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


posted on 19 Apr 2013, 10:32

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

first thing going too do is make a porn video.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 02:36 1

5. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

Now this is innovation! Can't wait till they become more affordable and compact.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 03:08 4

6. valapsp (Posts: 562; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

Glassholes was the best part.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 04:20 8

7. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

I wish I was a glasshole

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 05:31

8. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

This will be the tech flop of the decade, beating even BB10

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 06:24 8

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

You mean windows 8?

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 10:32

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

I'M SO JEALOUS right now. now we have too wait till end of the year for these glasses

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 12:00

14. Cwilliams (Posts: 20; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)

it wouldnt be practical for you to walk with a pair of glasses and it would be too nautious for anyone, it would deviate and put restrictions in day to day life like driving, walking, you simply cannot just remove your glasses and put it back on at your convinience, this anyhow if improved in the future would be a better alternative.

posted on 19 Apr 2013, 17:02

15. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

They're glasses, not a neural implant. You can remove them when not needed, such as while driving. Hope they have a better method for pictures than saying "ok glass, take a picture" in newer versions. Maybe it could have some way to register your eye blinking, so maybe rapidly blinking your eyes twice can make it snap your picture.

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