Google Glass for work is sleeker, tougher and foldable

The FCC just gave a good peek at the future of Google's smart eyepiece.

You won't have to wait for Google to reveal the next generation of Glass (aka Project Aura) -- regulators just stepped in on its behalf. A newly published FCC filing shows the previously rumored Enterprise Edition headset, and it's clearly a big improvement over the Explorer model from years earlier. The work-focused eyepiece touts a much slicker (and likely more durable) design with both a larger display prism and a hinge that lets you fold it up for travel. The test photos also reveal a spot for a magnetic battery attachment and what looks to be a speedier Atom processor.

There's still no word on when Google will announce this headset, although the FCC presence hints that it might not take long. Not that you'll likely wear this particular model as it is: sources for 9to5Google understand that it'll only be distributed through Glass for Work companies. You'll need to wait until more consumer-focused models show up sometime in the future, and there's no guarantee that they'll have a ton in common.