Google Glass Price and Prescription: No Release Date News Since Costly Explorer Attack
Back in 2012, Google announced that the company would start working on a revolutionary mobile device. Originally the project was called "Google Goggles" and the gadget was designed to revolutionize the technology market. It was later renamed "Google Glass," and it is hyped as an ultramodern gadget in the same league as smart watches but potentially offering much more.
Google Glass is a trendy pair of glasses with no lenses. The technology will also come in a prescription edition although consumers will have to buy lenses separately. Glass has a screen fastened near the right eye with a 640x360p resolution. To date, Glass has no strong competition, making Google the pioneering producer of this innovative gadget.
What can Google Glass do? Here are some of the ways that developers see the device being useful to consumers:
- remind you of upcoming scheduled meetings or appointments;
- deliver updates on the weather condition;
- send short messages using the customized microphone;
- provide travel alerts so you know which roads are passable or not;
- give specific illustrated directions that include the name of the street;
- take photos comparable to a 25-inch HD display with an 8 feet distance;
- record videos hands-free;
- share what you see live allowing you to participate in a Google Hangout and share location with Google Latitude;
- translate your voice to your desired language;
- navigate indoors (the enhanced GPS with Wi-Fi establishes the location) by knowing your exact position;
- answer questions without you asking.
Google Glass offers a lot of possibilities not only for the highly tech'd out individuals but even to people involved in different areas of work like design, engineering, architecture, education and even law enforcement.
Google thus far has not released any statement on its product's release date pending privacy issues and security concerns, including one attack of a Glass Explorer. The company has not issued any hints on its price either. The Explorer Edition V2 of Google Glass is in its beta phase, which is still a prototype priced at $1,500. There are speculations, though, that Google Glass will cost consumers somewhere between $500-600.
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