Welcome to the Future…Google Glass

The title says it all. Google Glass is the future!

What is Google Glass?

According to http://www.techradar.com, “Google Glass is an attempt to free data from desktop computers and portable devices like phones and tablets, and place it right in front of your eyes.” It’s a camera, display, touch pad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames so that you can perch a display in your field of vision, film, take pictures, search and translate on the go.

What can Google Glass do?

Google Glass has it all! Google went above and beyond with the features that Google Glass offers. Here are just a few of those features:

  • You can use the Google hangout software to video conference with your friends and show them where you’re looking.
  • You’ll also be able to use Google Maps to get directions, although with GPS absent from the spec list, you’ll need to tether Glass to your phone. To do that, Google offers the MyGlass app. This pairs your headset with an Android phone. As well as sharing GPS data, this means messages can be received, viewed on the display and answered using the microphone and Google’s voice-to-text functionality.
  • Google Glass gives you another reason not to miss your flight. Glass will include and air carrier’s suggestion that you could have flight details beamed to you while you are waiting at the airport. Basically, the sky’s the limit.

So, When is the Google Glass release date?

A final release date has not been announced, but sources say that the original suggestion of 2014 was actually overly pessimistic and we could see Google Glass arrive in time for the end of 2013. Make sure Google Glass is on your wish list for Santa.

Finally, the moment for which you’ve all been waiting.

How much will Google Glass cost?

The Google Glass Explorer (the developer version being sent out now) costs $1,500. The consumer versions, which are expected to arrive by the end of 2013, are expected to be a little cheaper, although any actual prices remain speculative. They are unlikely to be super-cheap- but Google’s success with the Nexus 7 tablet may prompt the company to subsidize some of the cost.

It’s amazing that technology has come as far as it has. Good job to the boys and girls at Google! I’m pretty sure they have hit the mother load.

I can’t wait to own my pair!


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