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At long last Google has brought their futuristic Android wearable glasses known as Google Glass to the UK! Previously they were only available in the US and not too long ago you even needed an invite. But now everyone in the US or UK can own a pair! You can go and buy one from the Play Store along with any official accessories and have them delivered to your door the very next day! Erm, well if you’ve got £1000 going spare to throw at them that is!
Don’t get me wrong, Google Glass is an amazing and I would love to be a Glass Explorer and technology quite possibly is worth that much but that is still a lot of money no matter how you look at it. If you are interested though they are available on Google Play (see button at the end of the article) and check out this video showing off Google Glass in London:
For those of you who are thinking the price seems a bit steep you are not alone and Google knows this. I posted the following on Google+ immediately after the announcement:
The Google Glass team responded and this was what they had to say:
Hi +Charlie Callow, we understand. This was the right price for this version, but we expect the next one to cost less. Thanks for being excited about Glass and we hope to see you as an Explorer down the road.
It certainly looks promising for the future and I can’t wait for the next version of Glass. Hopefully it won’t be too long in the coming. There is also an event on in the 27th and 28th of this month in London if you’re interested in trying out Glass though, just head over to http://londonthroughglass.splashthat.com/ for more details and to RSVP. I recommend also watching the video below which shows a similar event they held in Durham, NC when Glass was released in the US:
Google Glass is a very interesting product and one that I am very excited to own one day and I am sure many of you are as well. Although most of us will look decidedly less good wearing them than the beautiful two ladies wearing Google Glass in the picture at the top of the article: Google Industrial Designer Isabelle Olsson (right) and fellow Googler Amanda Rosenberg (left).
One to thing to remember about Glass and its current price though is that is still not a final consumer product and is very much technology from the future which is the reason for the price. When its time becomes now it will be a lot cheaper I am sure. In the meantime we have smartwatches like the LG G Watch and Moto 360 which I suspect will be revealed fully at Google I/O along with other Android Wear offerings from Samsung and possibly others (HTC?).
If you are ready to part with £1k of your hard-earned cash to try out the very latest and coolest tech you can get your paws on right now though, you can check out the Google Glass product listing on Google Play below: