Unofficial Google Glass concept makes it much more stylish (and useless)

Unofficial Google Glass concept makes it much more stylish (and useless)
We're a bit surprised that we haven't seen more unofficial concept renders of Google Glass. Just about everyone has a strong opinion about the style of Google Glass, but we haven't seen any real suggestions into how to fix the problem. At least, until now, as designer Nickolay Lamm has taken it upon himself to design a much more stylish (and useless) Google Glass.

We've seen work from Nickolay before, because he has put together some pretty interesting concept renders for both the iPad mini and the rumored iWatch. Nickolay's big idea for changing Google Glass is to switch the design from being something reminiscent of eyeglasses and more like wraparound headphones. By putting the frame behind the user's head, it would effectively hide Glass. Of course, this would lead to far more reasonable calls of privacy concerns than the current design warrants

Unfortunately, in his eagerness to make the design look nice and sleek, Nickolay forgot to design a frame that could accommodate the battery and electronics needed for Google Glass to be something interesting. The design as it stands wouldn't be able to do anything, because it would just be a metal frame with a screen attached to one side. 

source: Nickolay Lamm via BGR

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15 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm still not really sold on the Google Glasses concept. Privacy part aside, I think it'd made consumers even more distracted than they already are, as you can see with the texting and walking videos.

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Shall I put a an i and change the company to apple in order to have you talk about how innovative is is?

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think this has anything to do with Apple.

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Oh But ir does, says your comment on their glass patent and smart watch

9. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Thats it...they should name it iglasses...im going to Patent icamera if they havent...I just wanna be icrap and sue

11. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It is going to be a nuisance ... honestly even i don't like this somehow ... just coz it comes from Goog doesn't mean i have to be drooling over it ...

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I think its a cool idea, not because is Google but rather because I'm a nerd, back in 2000 the idea of a moving gaming controller was absurd, a year or two ago the idea of a stylus going back to life was dumb... Look at the note, the trend for smartphones was make them smaller now the trend is to make them even bigger... Things change when they are adopted by the consumer, and this could be a great step to living a better life, imagine all the things it can be mixed with Also this guy is just posting that because he is a hatter, go check his posts on Apple's version of this (patent filled) and the iwatch so you get what a troll he is

2. LonghornTech

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

That's more stylish? I'd rather be wearing normal looking glasses than that...square.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ever watch a fashion show or one of those awful reality shows about fashion? My wife watches that crap constantly, and I can assure you from my time suffering through it that those who are supposed to know what looks good are the least qualified to actually decide what does.

4. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

It that a Scouter? Can I find DragonBall with this? :P If yes the will buy one >_

6. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

just integrate it into normal glasses and shades brah

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Reminds me , of the nexus Q :-\ ... HMMM..

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Glass reminds me of those Side View mirrors on Luxury Coaches :)

12. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

im not wearing that! they look much worse... if you buy glass your more or less a tech fan why hide it??

15. EspHack

Posts: 70; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

this is even more ugly, fak why we have to see the concept of smart glasses like something that different? why they cant just be a normal looking pair of sun glasses with HUD dispays? privacy concerns? hell i can take all the pictures i want from everyone using my damn phone without them noticing, whats so different about this? we need nokia or sony to fix this thing and make real stylish smart glasses NOW

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