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Google Glass will go on sale for one day at 9am EDT 4/15/14

submitted on April 14, 2014 by HouTex in "Products / Gadgets"

US residents will be able to buy the $1,500 Internet-connected Google Glass on 4/15/14. The sale will begin at 6am PDT (9am EDT) Google will also include a free sunglass shade or one of its newly-introduced prescription glasses frames along with any purchase. According this link https://plus.google.com/+Googl.....aUCDHtRvcn and to a leaked slide obtained by The Verve, this is an expansion of the existing Explorer program, and not a full consumer release. The full release should happen later this year.

Sign up here - http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/

Read more at http://www.theverge.com/2014/4.....-buy-glass

Forbes predicts the price will drop below $300 when this is finally released to the public. So they say "don't waste your money" and offer 10 better ways to spend $1500 - http://www.forbes.com/sites/to.....pend-1500/

Here's a slideshow about these augmented reality glasses - http://www.forbes.com/sites/gu.....-tomorrow/
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  • 195336
    JackBauer
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    Posted by JackBauer on April 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    I have been offered these many times from Google. I really want one, but $1,500 is way too much to justify.
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on April 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Comes with:
    - Cable and Charger ($50 Value)
    - Mono Earbud ($50 Value)
    - Pouch, Japanese microfiber from recycled materials ($50 value)
    - Your Choice of 3 Shades, impact-resistant polarized lenses from Maui Jim and Zeal Optics ($150 value) https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3157441
    - Your choice of 4 feather-light titanium Frames with protective case ($225 value) https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3063433
    - Your choice of 5 colors (charcoal, tangerine, shale, and sky) [cotton is already out of stock]
  • 195360
    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on April 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Tech specs - https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3064128
    High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.

    12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. https://cloud.google.com/products/cloud-storage/ 16 GB Flash total.

    The MyGlass companion app lets you set up contacts, Glassware, and other features. It's available for Android and iOS.

    MyGlass for Android requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3068035
    MyGlass for iOS requires iOS 7 or later (iPhone 4 and above, iPad 2 and above with cellular connection). https://support.google.com/glass/answer/3068037
    Glass can be used as a Bluetooth headset with any Bluetooth compatible phone.
  • 195363
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on April 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    These have been banned in 99% of San Francisco restaurants, bars & public events.
    Most popular eyeglasses in Mountain View, CA!
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on April 15, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      Yeah, the anti-Glass movement has a website at http://stopthecyborgs.org/
      Seems San Francisco is pretty adamant about banning them, starting even when there were fewer of them around - http://www.businessinsider.com.....sco-2014-3

      This article makes some very good points about where the use of Glass would be inappropriate - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tec.....anned.html
      Using Glass "blurs the lines of privacy and acceptable technology use" and sparks concerns about covert filming and privacy. Will they replace cell phones for taking videos? Could really become a much bigger problem after full release at more affordable prices.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on April 15, 2014
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      and furthermore, local news reports that these are literally stolen off people while wearing on the street just as much as stealing cell phones... Eeek Big Grin

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