Google Glass available in the U.S at 1,500 USD

Google has started selling Google Glass in the U.S at 1,500 USD.

The sale was delayed almost a month. Earlier Google announced it will sell Google Glass through online stores in mid-April.

Google Glass looks like a pair of spectacles, but without any glass on the frame. Instead it has a small screen attached above the right eye that displays all info such as email, social posts and directions and maps. Google Glass can also take photos and videos through voice commands.

Google Glass

The device connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or by being wirelessly tethered to mobile phones.

Also read: Google Glass will not be a commercial success in 2014, says ABI Research

Google is mulling partnership options with leading sunglass companies to design and sell Glass in the U.S. The first in this was with Luxottica Group, a provider of luxury and sports eyewear. The companies agreed to design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass.

Luxottica brands include Oakley, Alain Mikli, Ray-Ban and Vogue-Eyewear.

The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015, according to official statement from the company.

Meanwhile Google also responded to the security concerns surrounding the new Internet eyewear.  Some of its features—for example, the ability to take photos and record videos stealthily— were criticized by law enforcement agencies and the public.

“If someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button,” Google said.


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