Nobody has ever said they were pretty
Ready for a pair of Google Glass that has a bit more style and flair? You may have your chance, as Google has partnered with Luxottica — the parent company behind Ray-Ban and Oakley glass and sunglass frames — for an undisclosed amount of money. We bet it was a whole helluva lot.
Not only do folks at Luxottica have design chops, but they have retail presence as well. The Italian company has controlling interest in LensCrafters, Sunglass Hut and other smaller retail outlets.
Both some redesign with an eye for mainstream style and a retail channel where people can see what they are buying are great moves forward for Google Glass, which has seen its share of bumps in the road. While nothing is certain, we still expect Google to announce retail availability and pricing of Glass sometime this year.