You Can Buy Google Glass Tomorrow
...Assuming you want to pay $1,500 for it
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2014 12:43 PM CDT
In this Feb. 21, 2014 file photo, Associated Press Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay poses wearing Google Glass in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) – Good news everyone: Tomorrow, for one day only, Google is letting the general public buy Google Glass, without having to participate in a fawning social media contest, the Wall Street Journal reports. Now, the only thing standing between you and the eye-mounted gadget is any aversions you have to looking like a dork, getting headaches, seeming creepy, getting ticketed, or being assaulted—either in a bar, or on the street, as Business Insider writer Kyle Russell says he was on Friday.

Oh, and possibly your bank account, because Google is sticking with the $1,500 price tag it charged its hand-selected early adopters. "I had to read that twice to make sure it wasn't an April Fool," Guy Clapperton at Forbes writes. "They're really going to charge that much and then withdraw it immediately." Despite all the negative press, Clapperton still believes the technology has some practical applications. But to establish itself it needs "a long-term, more sensibly-priced push."

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Ezekiel 25:17
Apr 15, 2014 12:32 AM CDT
Oh what a wonderful day, the rein of the glassholes commences. I will find it immensely humorous when a lot of people leave them on public places, restaurant tables, etc and find people can exploit the stored data. We are already planning to remove several of them from corpses of vehicle crashes. And yes, like we do with the phones, they will be taken to the crime lab and all the data will be pulled for evidence. Frequent result for a phone is a partially written reply to a text. Time stamp of incoming text is about a minute prior to the 9-11 calls of the crash.
HieronymusEponymous
Apr 14, 2014 11:41 PM CDT
I see a future class action lawsuit....
Marenelli
Apr 14, 2014 10:46 PM CDT
A year from now, these same glasses will go for $299 or less