Nearly a year after the world learned about the existence of Project Glass, the search giant and wannabe device manufacturer showed the world what the head mounted-display can do on Wednesday. Well, to be more specific to Google's marketing messages, a new YouTube video shows you how Glass feels.
If you though Siri was cool because you could have a conversation with your computer phone, then you're going to love Glass. If you enjoy having video chats with your friends while pulling off daring aerial maneuvers in a biplane, you're really going to want this headset. If you sometimes get lost skiing and would like a map in front of your face at all times, this technology is for you. Just watch the video, feel the feelings:
Google's been a big tease so far in giving the world a glimpse at its new Glass project — slash product. I mean, Google's been a huge tease. Reports about some sort of top secret augmented reality project being built in the company's stealthy R&D lab, Google X, started circulating about a year ago. Then on April 4, The New York Times broke the story as Google released its first YouTube video showing the possibilities of Project Glass.
A month later, we got to see a photo taken with Glass by a Google engineer, and around the same time Sergey Brin started wearing them around town. (Apparently, he whipped them out for the first time at a charity event for the Foundation Fighting Blindness — seems sort of like a sick joke, doesn't it?) Then Fashion Week came, and we got to see a bunch of models walking down the runway wearing Glass. Because they were wearing Glass, we also got to see what they saw.
The teasing isn't over yet. Instead slapping a price tag on Glass and selling the headset at Best Buy, Google is actually making people apply to "be a part of shaping the future of Glass." Google says it's "still in the early stages" of development, and the lucky crew who gets the device would presumably be a group of beta testers.
And to help Google fine tune this device of the future, this product to end all products, will cost you just $1,500 and the price of a trip to New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco to pick up your Glass. It's cool, though. Google "can promise it will be exciting."