April 15, 2014 Leave a comment
It’s official – Google Glass is finally available to the public as of 9:00am ET today. Google announced their plan last week, “Every day, we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too,” the company wrote in a blog post.
Before today, Google Glass was only available through a limited beta-testing program, and of course, celebrities. Now, people in the United States can buy Google Glass for (high) price of $1500, but at least you can pick out your frames.To get the Glass, you have to be over 18 years of age, have a U.S. shipping address. Google has apologized to everyone else, saying it’s “just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.”
“Every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too,” Google said in a post on Google+ last Thursday. “…We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.”
If you’re wanting to get the product, you better act fast. You’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited.
Google Glass allows users to browse the web with it, take photos with nobody looking, navigate using Google maps – and pretty much anything you can do on a smartphone.
Think the price is too steep? Dean Takahashi from Venture Beat rounded up 16 amazing alternatives to Google Glass, which are all way cheaper and some of cooler-looking. You also have more than one day to decide if you want to buy them.
Will you be going out and buying Google Glass with your tax refund today?