Google could deactivate Glass if an early adopter sells it

Google could deactivate Glass if an early adopter sells it
Earlier today, a pair of Google Glass popped up on eBay for $5,000 and it quickly had bids that eclipsed the $90,000 mark. You read that right: ninety-thousand dollars. The listing was pulled pretty quickly, and now we may have found out why. If the sale had gone through, the buyer might have gotten bricked Glass, because Google has reserved the right to deactivate any Explorer Edition if an early adopter tries to sell it.

Wired first reported that part of the Google Glass Terms of Sale states:

Those are pretty strict rules right there. But, Google has been very careful to limit the number of people that will have early access to the device, so it would make sense that it would try to limit the movement of those devices. The question is in how Google would know when to enforce this rule. It would have to be tracking each device somehow in order to do it. 

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19 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

THEY MEAN BUISINESS. and if u break their CONTRACT you're mess up. and what kind of idiot will sell GOOGLE GLAS FOR 90,000$? I'd rather buy a car with that much dough

2. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

People have made fake accounts before and bid on their own stuff for ridiculous amounts just to get attention. Then again, it could be some rich guy.

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

you wouldn't be an idiot to SELL it for $90,000 but you would maybe be an idiot to BUY them

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I know right

14. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Not if you'e Apple or Samsung or any other company that would LOVE reverse engineering a Google product that hasn't even been released yet.

17. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

its very elementary ,My dear Watson :)

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

That's not a consumer device, Michael said this is a high-cost closed beta! Chill...dude, we can wait for the consumer one! :)

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Whoa!!! 90K? And aren't you allowed, too sell or do what you want, with your device? IMO

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

If it were a consumer device, I'd agree with you, but this is not a consumer device. This is essentially a high-cost closed beta, and Google made it very clear in the terms.

8. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ahhhhh yea... It's still a beta device ... Point taken :-)

10. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

finally some one knows the right knowledge. you wouldnt believe how many people think google glass is consumer device. Even nexus Q and ADK(google clock) was not out to be sold publicly. Google is becoming little like IBM who make ideas and leave it out for others to make actual products. Google is making these nexus and other devices so other company will can follow initial footsteps.

12. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

I wonder what specs are they using on these glasses? Cpu Ram camera screen PPI ™

13. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Thanks MH™

18. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm sorry, but you definitely don't hold the trademark on my initials.

19. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Lmao.

7. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Did y'all not get it? Google must be tracking every one anyway.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

If it's a normal consumer device, this would be bad, but this is, like Michael said, an exclusive closed beta. Google wants to work the kinks out of Glass, and wants to get as much info as possible about its performance. It trusts Glass to only a select group of people right now.

15. mariosraptor

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

google would be tracking the sim card that the adopter has registered. one glass, one phone number, ONLY

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