Anyone interested in trying out Glass without shelling out the full $1500 for the privilege will be interested in hearing about this offer that Google is extending to potential Explorers. For a $50 deposit, Google will ship you four non-functioning dummy units from the Titanium series frames in charcoal, tangerine, shale, and sky paint jobs. Apparently these are returned Glass units that have had all the working elements stripped out of the devices. This pilot program is being made available under the radar through e-mails sent directly to users that have shown interest in Glass.
This is a pretty neat way of making sure the set you’re interested in matches your style and wardrobe, but it could just as easily backfire; isn’t it just as likely that you’re turned off from buying Glass when you look in the mirror and see how much of a doofus you look like?