Google Glass, the smart glasses from Google, have always looked pretty interesting, but for most people that’s all it’s been, a glance from afar, and part of the reason for that is that Google hasn’t exactly made it east to get hold of a pair.
But the search giant has just announced that from Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT (2pm GMT) it will be opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program, meaning that any adult in the US can get a pair by heading over to the site and paying $1500 plus tax.
Unfortunately the requirement of being in the US will probably count most people reading this out and the price tag isn’t exactly impulse purchase territory either, but it’s a step in the right direction. Essentially Google Glass is still in beta and everyone buying a pair now is helping Google test it and make it better.
The more Google expands the beta, as it’s doing now, the closer we can assume the company is to launching it globally and when it does it will be all the better for the people who got in early and put up with bugs and glitches.
As yet there’s still no word on when that global launch might be but we’ll let you know once we do. In the meantime if you are lucky enough to be in the US and fancy getting your hands on a pair of smart specs you’d best set an alarm, because by the sounds of things the numbers are limited.
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