Google is still going strong with the marketing and production of their Glass product. I clearly remember adding the glasses to my wish list a while back, when they were first being introduced. At the time, they were in testing phase, and only available to a select few. I was hoping they would soon become readily available to the public. So, after receiving a surprising email invitation to attend one of the Google Glass Basecamps, I was more than excited. Today, I finally had the pleasure of trying a pair of the futuristic shades.
The Glass demo was held at Google headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and was a very nice learning experience. Let me just say, after playing around with some of the many features, and seeing how Glass actually look on my face, they are still very high on my list of must haves. However, I’m still not ready to dish out the $1500 they’re going for, while still in the explorer phase. Hopefully, by the time the glasses are finalized, the price will come down. At-least that’s what a lot of people would like to see happen.
In a nutshell, Google Glass was designed to do what you tell them to do. By tapping the sides of the glasses and through voice commands, Glass has the capability to take a photo, record a video, search the internet, map locations, send text messages and emails, answer calls, find friends, and so much more. Glass currently comes with 12 gigabytes of memory and the battery life is long lasting. So, no matter what, where, or when, as long as you’re wearing your classic shades, you will always be able to capture and/or record the moment and immediately press send.
“We want people to love this technology and use it in their everyday life, but for that to be a reality it has to fit their style and their needs,” said Google Glass’ lead designer, Isabelle Olsson.