Invite

If you're a Google Play Music All Access subscriber who's wanted Google Glass but for whatever reason hasn't been able to score an invite, check your inbox. Emails are going out this morning seeking those with Google's music subscription service who want the $1,500 wearable.

Writes Google:

Your Chance to Buy Google Glass

With the launch of Google Play Music on Google Glass, we’ve secured VIP invitations for All Access customers to join the Glass Explorer Program. Interested in rocking out while exploring with Glass? Sign up to receive your invitation below!

Indeed, Google Play Music is available on Google Glass. And as we found out in our testing, it sounds half-decent, but it's a bit rough on battery life.

As always, you'll need to be a U.S. resident (or, really, have a U.S. shipping address) to actually purchase Glass.

And be sure to swing by our Through Glass series, which explores how we're living with Google Glass.

 
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Cool, I'm an All Access member and live in the US. Now all I need is $1500.

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mcgowan398 says:

Exactly. :D

~ Nexus 5X™ by Motorola®

FortTech101 says:

Same here.

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mwara244 says:

The reason I joined all access was because at 7.99 it was the cheapest of the subscription music services I have seen and liked. If I had another 1500 around I'd go back to Hawaii again for two weeks, it helps having friends there and not paying for hotels. Wish I had friends at Google and could get these things for cost.

jgunz says:

Not paying $1500 now, so than in 4 to 6 months it gets released for $399 or whatever the retail price will be. If google wants more Glass testers than they should reduce the price now to $599 or lower. Product been in testing for over a year so the release should be coning sooner than later.

Here's my beef...

Basically people are spending $1500.00 + tax to test, use, examine, and, more often than not, essentially promote a beta product for Google, Inc. You hook up with their GDK and possibly even move forward into the business of creating apps for this new product of theirs. Basically, you are paying them with your money and valuable time to help them improve and refine their product. A fact: Without developers, Google Glass will be nothing more than eyeglass-shaped paperweight.

Shouldn't this be the other way around? I mean, shouldn't they be paying users and/or providing the product free in return for using, testing and feedback?

the big print giveth, the small print taketh

Not if you develop a worthy app. That is worth millions. $1500 is a flash in the pan.

You can look at it this way, Google gave you a year head start to develop a worthy app. Get your market share on.

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If the device is as successful as they want it to be... We shall see.

the big print giveth, the small print taketh

mwara244 says:

Being a Dev and paying 1500 to get in at the beginning is great because they'll have a chance to release apps for money. The Glass device as of now is not polished enough for commercial use and just sending out invites for all access subscribers who are not devs seems unwise for the average consumer who might send lots of negative feedback to google and others who are interested on the street, word of mouth is still the best.

I think if they want the average joe to use them for testing, give them half off but on contract to complete surveys and other things so they know this is more or less a beta.

TechyMexican says:

why do I have the feeling we are all going to be disappointed by the retail pricing? I don't think it'll cost less than $800.

drokssilva says:

Well maybe, but it DEFINITELY is not worth $1500

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bleached says:

We may be disappointed, but the hardware cannot be more than a couple hundred dollars. I still think they need to hit $299 for it to be successful. That is really going to piss off people who pay $1500 for it now though.

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TechyMexican says:

For it to be adopted quickly, yes. To be successful, considering its a new product category, I would say $500 would be the sweet spot. There will always be those that wait for the second generation anyways, then google could lower it. What I'm wondering is what the cost to manufacture this is when it's in mass production. Right now it's 1500 because it's being produced in low supply and thus being more costly.

TenshiNo says:

It has been estimated that, once in mass production, each Glass would cost ~$230 to manufacture. If that's true, Google could easily hit the $299 price point to really make these a mainstream success.

StinkySocky says:

This has been my dream...
Now I'm torn over if I should get it or keep my money and wait for the official release.

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I don't think its all all access customers though. Since Ive been a memeber of all access since launch and didn't get any email invited me to glass.

The email I received came from Google Play titled "Free New Year's DJ Mix + Exclusive Google Glass offer"

Came in at about 7:30am CST.

shadlom says:

Ah I had missed it, it was sitting in my inbox since 7 AM lol.

robpasell says:

So I'm an all access subscriber, and I've put in for a Glass beta, but I received no invitation. Disappointing.

These invites should have come before Christmas. Xbox One + new TV + three new phones(Nexus 5, Moto x, Moto G) = crazy broke, ie, no Google Glass for me. #badtiming

BldyIdt says:

#FirstWorldProblem

ScottJ says:

#SoWhat

BldyIdt says:

#SoItsAJoke #KnowYourMemes #hashtag #hashtag

ScottJ says:

#NoShit #StaleJokeIsStale

mutestick says:

First world glasses

mattopotamus says:

Still too high. I understand the $1500 price point when they were targeting a small group, but really?! If they want people to buy these they need to lower the price sub $800.

glazedfaith says:

They're still targeting a small group. They want people who are willing to prove that they want and will use the device, and $1500 seems like proof to me.

Will wait for the retail version. Getting it, but the explorer edition being the first. I'll save my cash.

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thmclean says:

I received my Glass invite email a couple of weeks ago, only days after signing up for the "wait list". I thought it would be so long of a wait that the price would come down by the time I received an invite.

I've been an All Access subscriber since the beginning, so in retrospect maybe that's why they sent the invite so quickly. However, I didn't have the cash at the time, so had to decline (giving the reason that $1500 was too much).

I haven't received another invite, and I wonder if I'm blacklisted from future invitations at the current price point. Not that I'd spend $1500 anyway. I can only hope they release it at a more affordable price.

eahinrichsen says:

I doubt you're blacklisted. I've been an All Access subscriber since day one as well, and I haven't gotten the invite email, either. I'm sure the emails will just roll out throughout the day.

Tried signing up but the touch screen icon is defective

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I would jump on this but i have to wait until they make a pair that is bifocal friendly

glazedfaith says:

Why would they need to be bifocal friendly?

ScottJ says:

Is this a joke or a serious question? If it's serious, why don't you think about why a device that creates a near-field projected screen would be impacted by a user's inability to properly focus near-field objects without prismatic correction.

ken512 says:

I wonder if they'll sell it to me for like 400$ cause that's all I have. But then I'll have to think about it. How about 350$ uhh something else came up...OK OK I promise to pay 250$:)

Price too high

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Kurt House says:

£906 for glass is crazy. It'll have to retail a lot cheaper than that or its going to bomb. I'm surprised devs have been paying that much to beta test it. Surely the review units should have been free with Google benefiting from feedback and development.

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patruns says:

Ok, I will skip paying my rent next month. No worries, I will look so cool sleeping on a park bench during the winter in the Northeast wearing my Google Glass. And then you can pry them from my cold, dead face. :)

S_C_B says:

I'm usually first to get new tech, but I just don't want to part with $1500. Glass seems really interesting. One of my childhood friends has one, and he posts all over G+ and FB.

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drokssilva says:

Similar sentiments, glass isn't for any reason worth $1500, I'll wait for the retail launch maybe. But honestly their isn't much going for it.

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S_C_B says:

If it was $600 or below, I would have had it day one! I would prefer $500 or below.

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Ronny2756 says:

I actually have that much but I was planning on buying a laptop with that money.....hmmm

jtc276 says:

Buy the laptop and wait for the retail version of Glass.

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anon8383393 says:

Buy a cheaper laptop (mid range VAIO?) Save a chunk for official launch

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anon8383393 says:

Buy a cheaper laptop (mid range VAIO?) Save a chunk for official launch

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anon8383393 says:

Buy a cheaper laptop (mid range VAIO?) Save a chunk for official launch

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NoNexus says:

WHAR Nexus glass for 25.99$ WHAR

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drokssilva says:

Only Richard Yarell knows...

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jwlehman says:

You have to give it to them... Charge $1500.00, call you an Explorer, and make u feel like you're part of an elite few. The ultimate in psychological marketing. I'm an early adopter, but paying that much to be a beta tester is laughable for Joe consumer. Developers might be well served in getting a jump on publishing a Glass specific app.

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Ep3n3wp says:

This is now my 2nd invite to join the explorer program and unfortunately can't join(don't have an extra 1,500 bucks) and like others mentioned I would hate to pay 1,500 now and then the retail version come out for half the price!

Don't get me wrong if I had the money and could afford spending like that i would've bout my Glass on my first invite

PS...

Anyone wanna sponsor me and pay for my Glass?
Haha

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I'd love the invite if your not going to use it!!!! Shane.Newbanks@gmail.com

aaronb says:

Remember the high cost is to keep your Aunt Eunice from buying this and then complaining to her friends that she couldn't make it work.... most people don't understand what a beta is... and a beta in the wrong hands can be a dangerous thing.

They only want this in the hands of the people that understand what they are getting...

That being said ... I wouldn't be at all surprised if google refunded the entire $1500 investment once this hits commercial or refund the amount that the early adopters paid above what the final retail price will be.

Smartieevo says:

Is there anyone else that had signed up for glass invites and has all access that didn't get an invite? Personal judgments aside I feel like the kid that didn't get picked.