Google starts a home try-on service for Glass

Google starts a home try-on service for Glass
Have you wanted to try Google Glass before committing to pay $1500 for one? If so, then this story will likely be somewhat disappointing, because that's not really what Google is beginning to offer. Instead, Google is starting to offer a home try-on service for Glass, which will allow you to see which color and which prescription lens frame works best for you.

So, this is really a program for the few of you out there who already know that you want to buy Glass, but you wear prescription glasses, and anyone who wears glasses knows that you almost never want to buy a pair sight-unseen. These are things that have to be on your face all day, every day, so you have to make sure they look good. With that in mind, Google has started a program where it will send you non-functioning Google Glass devices in Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, and Sky, as well as all of the Titanium collection frames. 

Google will put a $50 hold on your credit card and you have 10 days to try out the various options, make your choice, and send it all back to Google. Of course, you likely saw the words "non-functioning Google Glass" in the last paragraph. That's right, Google will not be sending you $6000 of functioning devices for just a $50 credit card hold. The devices will have the USB ports destroyed, leaving the devices inoperable. We'd assume that more is done internally to make sure the devices don't work, in case you're thinking of getting some and repairing the USB ports, because some devices have been able to power up, but won't boot into Android. Also, some devices have had non-functioning displays as well. 

So, you should be able to try on the devices and see what looks best, but there is little chance that you'd get a device that could be brought back to life. This is assuming that you can even get into the program. Right now, there is a phone number set up where you call to get your try-on units, but it is invite only and it is unclear how to get an invite. 


source: 9to5Google

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19 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man that chick is hot.

2. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

the picture is the reason why i clicked this news

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol, I saw her and wanted a closer look. I was like screw the article lol. She's a hottie.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If only they would make Google glass have a removable camera module. Then I could see a lot more people interested in them, and not being so worried over privacy issues and concerns. This could also help to bring the cost down. Because Google could give users the ability to buy Glass without the camera. Users could then buy the camera module at a later time.

3. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Yeah. I didn't even bothered to read the article lol.

7. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Sadly I did the opposite and read the article instead, THEN checked her out, lol.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As long as you checked her out yo.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You forgot "too"

14. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

You mean stylish?

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It seems the main appeal of Google Glass is making porn videos and being a creepster and recording people without their knowing. And Google knows this, hence the hot chick to sex up the Glass sales pitch.

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Aren't you married darkkjedii?

4. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

PhoneArena should have a Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Best Clickbaits list. lol I nominate this one also:http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-announces-new-L90-L70-and-L40-smartphones-all-running-Android-4.4-KitKat_id52675

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep she's hot too.

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

9. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I'd be happy if Google put a $1000 hold on my card but instead sent me a functioning unit.

12. boomboom

Posts: 53; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I can't evn focus on reading the articles with that hottie pic on top ..

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Who's that chick?

15. jordannike2012

Posts: 9; Member since: May 18, 2012

You can see more of her on this video youtube.com/watch?v=eneEmDtSvzI

16. a2thec

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 18, 2014

According to one poster on the original reddit page they've already cancelled this program. Probably because of this guy leaking the phone number and everyone blowing up their phone lines. From what I've read it seems they were taking some people, then asking for an invite, then turning people away....all this happened today since the news broke about this story.According to one poster on the original reddit page they've already cancelled this program. Probably because of this guy leaking the phone number and everyone blowing up their phone lines. From what I've read it seems they were taking some people, then asking for an invite, then turning people away....all this happened today since the news broke about this story.

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