April 4th 2012 6:42 pm

overview

Google Glass is a project started by Google that is intended to bring hands-free display technology to the general public. By utilizing voice commands, users can interact with their Google Glass device to get information from their phones, participate in Google+ Hangouts or to get information from the internet. With a wireless data connection, Google Glass adds an augmented-reality overlay to whatever you're looking at, automatically bringing up relevant information from various Google sources. This is still a prototype project, but Google hopes to bring it to consumers sometime in 2013.

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7.0
Engadget Apr 30, 2013

Google's Glass is a fascinating innovation and has more potential than any new device category we've seen in years. But, it's very early days and its cost makes it an impossibility for most.

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PC Mag Apr 15, 2014

Version 2.0 of the Google Glass Explorer Edition has limitless potential, although there still isn't much you can do with it just yet.

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First Looks

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Engadget Apr 25, 2013

Given how many of you are excited to read about Google's new wearable, we wanted to let you come along for the ride. After all, isn't sharing an experience what Glass is really all about? Join me for my very first impressions after picking up my headset and some sample footage of the trip home.

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TechCrunch Jun 27, 2012

While brief, I demoed Sergey’s own personal set of Glass. They’re extremely lightweight and worked over my existing pair of eyeglasses. In its current iteration, the battery pack is situated on the right side and counterbalances the circuitry and camera hub, so it feels pretty weightless.

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TechCrunch Apr 17, 2013

If you look at Glass in its existing state, it’s quite impressive that all of this was fit into a tiny package that sits on your face. Will I get weird stares for a while when I’m out wearing them? Probably. Do I care? Not really.

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CNET May 1, 2013

Google Glass has its discomforts and its disconnects. It's an early product that's clearly in beta, but it's also an experiment. It's a social-interaction project, it's a living debate on wearable tech, and it's an app platform in need of apps. It's not necessarily a device that needs to exist.

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CNET May 16, 2013

It's like the basic way that the Pebble serves up bits of information -- except, with Glass, you can share back with photos or text...sometimes. But to call them apps confuses the reality; they're more like connected services. You don't really launch them

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ExtremeTech Jun 27, 2012

Glass is designed to project the image at far-focus, so if you have good eyesight or corrective lenses (like me) that allow you to see in the distance, there is no need to re-focus to see the image. This is a big improvement over trying to look down at a dashboard or a phone.

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T3 May 16, 2013

Google calls this the ‘Explorer’ version of Google Glass and is limiting its availability to developers ... By the time a consumer version comes out, expect to see a wider range of features and more dedicated apps, particularly along the lines of life-logging, health, fitness and navigation.

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TechRadar May 17, 2013

Is Glass cool and entirely novel? Yes, it certainly is. Is it a device that will change the life of, or even just prove useful to, the average consumer? That's doubtful.

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HotHardware Oct 29, 2013

For as impressive as Glass was overall, it’s clear that the device is still very much a prototype. That’s not to heavily criticize Glass--it’s just that a truly compelling consumer-friendly Google Glass is not quite here yet.

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9.0
uberrob uberrob

Note: full review on my blog here: http://notesfromtherocket.blogspot.com/2013/05/72-... but I have included the highlights below. In May of 2012, I was one of the 2,500 folks who chose to commit to plunking down $1,500 at the 2012 Google I/O to become a test subject for a...

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7.0
everlasto everlasto

According to stats, 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses, and about 11% wear contact lenses. Will it be flexible for them to use google glass? I wish google will make the device generic, so as to couple with standard glasses.

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8.0
stanar stanar

This is one of my expensive gadgets, which is still in beta, I have ever bought for my personal use (other than cars). But, IMO, it has instantaneously added a cool factor to my profile. I still need more time to write a long review of this futuristic gadget, but couldn't hold my excitement to...

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9.0
jasona jasona

Using Google since Friday now and I'm both content with it design and form factor as a Explorer edition version and prototype. Could it look even better, sure and as time goes on as with all devices (especially phones) it will get smaller and better looking as it goes along. As it stand now...

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jordo56 jordo56

Here we go......What can I say? It is a cool idea. I spent 1590.00 dollars. That was fun. The best part is the bloody packaging! Ohhhhh that was a treat. It came the day after shipping, in a very premium box. It seemed like every single thing on the Glass had it own box. Now to performance, like...

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