Google starts a home try-on service for Glass
posted by Michael H. / Apr 17, 2014, 5:57 PM
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.
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Man that chick is hot.
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 6:12 PM 11
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the picture is the reason why i clicked this news
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 6:29 PM 6
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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.
posted on Apr 18, 2014, 12:05 PM 0
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Sadly I did the opposite and read the article instead, THEN checked her out, lol.
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 7:03 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 18, 2014, 2:53 AM 0
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posted on Apr 17, 2014, 6:43 PM 2
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You can't beat her....damn hottttt.... http://cdn.gsmarena.com/pics/1
posted on Apr 17, 2014, 7:39 PM 4
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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.
posted on Apr 18, 2014, 2:13 AM 0
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