Google Glass

It turns out the experiment of opening up Google Glass sales to anyone worked out well, because Google is opening up its store again to anyone with $1500 starting today. If you live in the U.S. and are interested in the future of Google's wearable technology, you can head to the Google Glass store and buy your pair — and a free set of Titanium Collection frames — today for a mere $1500.

A Google+ post announcing the availability claims the team has "... decided to move to a more open beta," and that the Explorer edition of Glass will now be available to anyone who wants to buy one, so long as there's stock in the store. You can pick out Glass in any of the original colors, along with a "free" shade or glass frame and the standard set of accessories, including a pouch, charger and mono earbud.

What this eventually means for the eventual retail price or availability of Glass isn't really clear. An "open beta" is certainly the next step towards a full product release, but even Google makes no secret about the fact that the Glass hardware and software are still very much in development. Regardless, if you're willing to plop down the money, there's now one less hoop to jump through.

Source: +Google Glass; Google Glass Store


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Google Glass moves to 'open beta' sales, still carries Explorer name and $1500 price



The only thing is that I worry this is going to be one of Googles famous three year betas

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Like Wave? (It WAS a great idea, but never really took off. And Reader, another great service...)

I would but I fear my marriage would fall apart. I have too many gadgets as is.

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I don't mind beta, in fact I like knowing my feedback might actually do something.

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$1500...Ahhh....NOPE, No Thank you. I love tech as much as the next guy, but it's not that serious for ME

I PRAY google doesnt count this as a consumer release and continue to sell these for $1500. There is no way the tech inside of them from 2 years ago is worth that much. I kind of was hoping for a update to the hardware before google began to sell them. I dont know this just doesnt seem like google, or maybe Im just spoiled because they usually sell everything they have for a lot cheaper lol. Hell I doubt even apple would sell iGlass for $1000.

Really surprised they haven't been able to get the price down on this yet.... Perhaps opening it up now will increase profits and actually cause them to want to streamline production and get a price drop. I'm just curious what their business model is for this. Are they working on a true consumer product or do they just want to keep it an elitist niche product forever?

I doubt the price has anything to do with internals right now. It has been found that it only costs like $150ish to build.

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Most 0f the best devs are poor .a price drop and a hardware update arre a must......time for a new manufacturer?

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$1500...lmao. I could buy the soon to be released oculus rift and moto 360 smartwatch for approx $750-$800 combined, and still have enough left for any of the most expensive 10"+ tablets on the market. Suffice to say, I'll PASS.

At this price point Google should focus on selling Glass to Military, Goverment and Businesses with applications that suite their needs.

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LOL, f look like a moron in them and, really, I can't just use my PHONE to do ALL the things Glass does. C'mon... No wonder its open to the US only because we are the laziest people in the world!! I've seen people in public with these on and just stop and laugh. It's just like the scene in Beverly Hills Cop when Eddie walks by the dbags in the Michael Jackson jackets and laughs at them. HAHAHAHAHA...