Google Glass is arguably one of the more controversial items of technology out there, and if nothing else, it’s definitely exclusive. And you might just be able to get your crack at one tomorrow, provided you’re quick on the draw.
Google Glass is, of course, Google’s attempt to expand the Bluetooth headset to your eyes, and they’ve spent the better part of a year testing out glass with “Glass Explorers.” While a commercial release of Glass is still a ways out, Google is opening up their “Explorer” program with a limited number of slots starting tomorrow at 9am EDT. But the number of people who can “explore” is actually rather limited.
Need Not Apply
First of all, you need to have a United States address: Sorry, overseas tech fans. Oddly, you’ll also have to be a US resident, so that rules out a few college students and other people who might otherwise get a shot at it. The slots open up at 9am EDT and once they’re gone, they’re gone.
And, of course, you’ll need to be able to pay for them. Google has made it clear that the $1500 asking price isn’t dropping any time soon, so if you were hoping Glass will come at a discount, well, better hope you’ve got some cash saved up.
Beyond The Glass
Then, of course, there’s the question of what you’ll do with them: Glass’ biggest problem has been that it’s full of potential, and most of that potential has seemingly been wasted on goofy stuff you can do with a smartphone. Or, well, creepy apps that are best not discussed here. It’s a family blog.
Either way, though, they’re still fairly fascinating, and you might finally have the app that breaks through and makes Glass a necessity for everyone. So, get on your marks for tomorrow morning.