Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)

Google's Sergey Brin wears Project Glass prototype at a party (pictures)
Project Glass stirred our imaginations when we first saw it yesterday, and while it’s far from getting an official release date, Google co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing a prototype at the "San Francisco Dining in the Dark" charity event. Robert Scoble saw Brin and snapped two pictures of the Google executive, and commented:

Brin didn’t allow Scoble to try the glasses on as they were an early prototype, but they seemed to him “self-contained.”

TheVerge also spoke to Brin after the event and learned that it’s way too early to know when they’ll get released. While usually Google doesn’t announce products so much in advance, it made an exception for Project Glass as it wanted as much feedback as possible.

Brin also noted that even though the promo video depicts fully functional prototype of glasses, "right now you really just see it reboot."

The most important test the new product would need to pass is RF certification. This might prove tricky as the FCC would be treating this as basically a smartphone that’s always close to your head. 

Here’s to hoping Google manages to deal with all the issues, if so - the product should appear by the end of the year, as rumor has it now.



29. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

Power level over 9000!

28. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Hope we don't have strangers crashing into me all the time, if this takes off

27. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It wouldn't be that hard to get around the RF issue. Instead of making it a full-blown smartphone, make it a Bluetooth accessory. I'm sure Bluetooth 4.0 or some higher release will make that much data transfer possible.

25. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Didn't sony start this first

24. GeckoHA559

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

He doesn't seem happy at all, seems like a cyborg no emotion, just concentrating on his device. You got eyes to see why would you wan't the temperature diplayed right in front of your eyes when you can just check it on your phone are we that lazy now? It would have been cool had it helped people with vision problems.

26. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who says it couldnt help people with vision problems? pop a little camera on the front and you have an instant zoom in function. We could also do heat vision and motion detection while were at it. lets go predator! well, that just proved that these are going to be military use devices any day now. lol.

21. dvsmik3

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

How did Pau Gasol get his hands on these glasses so fast?

20. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

As long as the display is transparent and the UI isn't too cluttered then I think this is an excellent idea. It would also be cool if it had eye tracking, so you could use your eyes as a pointer.

19. strikercho

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Just look at him....

17. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

That's an Apple idea from the 80's!!! What a ripoff!!! be original.

16. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Get X-Ray feature built in,and I will run and get me a pair as soon as they come out!!!

14. Stuffies12

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

Please please make it affordable to the general public!

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

THIS IS A AWESOME IDEA!! i hope it gets to retail soon love to by myself one of those!!!

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

more proof that Google innovates while apple litigates.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

no need to say that, it just causes more flame wars

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

So, when do the DBZ Scouters come out? Then we can start a whole new generation of flame-wars over a phone's 'power' level...

11. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was thinking the same thing LOL. POWER LEVEL IS 9000!!!

22. dvsmik3

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Isn't it supposed to be "OVER 5000!!!"

23. Habib

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

lol that was funny!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats not nearly as geeky as I imagined. Some work still needs to be done on stylizing them, but yea, thats not too bad.

7. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Ditto, there hardly any room for the actual glass on the left side. They need to use smaller camera sensor

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its not just the camera.. its the entire smartphone on that side. just looking at how small it already is, is very impressive. I wonder what specs it holds and how much actual functionality they can get out of it...

4. eaxvac

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

google? no. copy? yes.

8. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Google hater a.k.a Apple iFanboy detected !

3. Spariant

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

This is one helluva revolutionary sci-fi kinda gadget in a long time. Hope it is not frought with bugs and nuisances.

2. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Can't wait for them to come out!

1. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The future JUST GOT WICKED!!!

15. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

You know that the negative rating is from an Apple user. HATERS!!!! lol

18. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

do u think apple users are just automatic google haters? i mean at least give them a chance... i use an iphone but i use google products all the time...

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