Today is the last day to buy Google Glass

Today is the last day to buy Google Glass

In case you were in a hurry, and were not sure if you should spend $1,500 on a shiny new set of Google Glass, today is the last day to do it.  After that, you will have to look to places like eBay, Swappa, or Craigslist to find a used, but hopefully-in-good-condition set of Glasswear to tinker with.

Glass hit the stage with developers in early 2013, and has since been the center of a lot of praise as well as criticism. Both angles of assessment were a bit skewed, as the critics citing privacy concerns were offering fairly weak arguments, and those that were heaping praise on Glass were still challenged by what a day-to-day consumer would use Glass for.

Google is certain to continue grappling with both issues as it prepares the next generation of Glass. The Glass Explorer Project is ending, as it was never meant to be an ongoing consumer model, but it served as a way for developers and early adopters alike to provide valuable feedback which Google will certainly apply to Glass 2.0.

Glass will continue to work for current and prospective owners, but do not expect any software updates. Support for Glass will continue for businesses, education institutions, and enterprise-level developers working on commercial applications.

Is that worth a $1,500 investment from a consumer? We are betting the answer is, “no.” Is that worth half-price or less via a secondary source, that is a definite, “maybe.”

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30 Comments

1. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

My boss had and then got his money right back. Played with it a few times and it was a bit useless. Great concept but didn't offer enough to spend 1500

8. sgodsell

Posts: 6912; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wouldn't say it was useless, especially since you can just talk to it and use head gestures to perform actions. The only bad thing was the price.

16. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Exactly , people only bought one because it seems like a fresh idea. In reality this device is pretty much useless and awkward . Only people that are smoking the Google pot couldn't realize it

2. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Came quiet and gone quiet.

3. torr310

Posts: 1628; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Last day to throw your money in the water.

5. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

May it floats?

4. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Google Wear is really where the usability is. One year, maybe Glass will become useful, but that probably won't be for a while yet.

6. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

ill sell you mine!

7. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

This is the difference between Apple and other companies, Apple makes useful stuff that appear to the mass, Other companies waste their time with gimicky products like the Glass.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6912; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No, Apple just speads their rorke fees to everyone. They also wait and release items that others have done before, yet will take claim for it.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Yup, Apple will have their own version, identical an suddenly it won't be a gimmick but innovation. We all know the sad troll of a company they are an some that purport to be one of their leaders. They're all bent or wind up that way easy enough. All mighty or tall do in fact fall, carpe diem!

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is coming from a guy with an android avatar that says king.

18. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

This is said by you, with an avatar that matches the name, as well as the personality. The good= Aftershock, the bad and fugly Mxzyptlk....

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Just to clarify some.. The people's king bro, not the king of people.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If it makes you sleep at night

26. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Couple double fingers of whiskey makes short order of that. So an impish villian is whom you're styled after.. I have to admit, I have had images of Loki when reading your postings. But see this is a shoe in with hindsight involved.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I just chose the name at random. Not for stylizing or anything.

28. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Our subconsciousness works in mysterious ways. You either fit the role chosen, or without grasp of action chose best fit. Jmtc.

30. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You had to after Taco50 and all your other profiles got banned

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

In 1993, the Apple Newton was looked gimmicky with no mass-appeal, yet the concept ended up being 15 years ahead of its time. The Glass Explorer was never meant to be sold to the masses. At $1500 a pop, how could it? It was a market-research project. Google needed to test the waters of practical uses for VR hardware, and they accomplished that mission. Whether or not the market is ready for it right now is irrelevant. What matters is what the market will look like in 10-20 years.

13. DaveElliott

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Agreed. In 20 years Google will likely not be relevant.

21. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

How so?

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm pretty sure if a NCC-1701 is ever built it will read... Enterprise, Powered by Google. Your post was far fetched, so mine feels at home.

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Correction, Apple only makes stuff they can sell to a lot of people for a lot of money, without taking any chances. And it's only a waste of time when you can't sell the thing? I bet they learned a great deal from it and it's only gimmicky because YOU fail to see its use.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually people buy Apple products because that's what works for them. Plain and simple.

15. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

...says the guy that accidently became ceo of a company when the real visionary passed.

20. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Accidentally? There is no better person to be running Apple right now. Tim Cook is an operational mastermind.

17. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

pass....

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