More Pics of Project Glass In The Wild – Shows Off New Metallic Blue and Red Colors [Update]

Out for a night on the town, a (very handsome) Phandroid reader spotted Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra, along with a handful of fellow Googlers (Charles Mendis, Simon Prakash, and Steve Lee) at “Enoteca La Storia,” a wine bar located in Los Gatos, CA.

The entire team was hanging out, wearing Project Glass, and sipping some merlot. You may have noticed from the snapshots, some of these Googlers were wearing a never-before-seen blue-ish hued headset. This could mean Project Glass is advancing into a new production and/or testing phase — or that the varying colors represent some kinda complex ranking system within Google (in which Vic is the equivalent of a black belt). Either way it’s damn cool, and I’m sure the rest of the patrons at the bar thought they were all from the future.

So, how are you guys liking Project Glass in this new fancy metallic blue?

Thanks, Ben!

UPDATE: Even more pics made it onto Google+ in which Google’s Chris Chabot n’ friends took the headset out for a test run. They called it “ Google Glass Walk” and you can find even more photos on his Google+ page where we found this red model. It’s now that I’m starting to wonder if these will be given out to attendees at Google I/O next month?


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  • Tropical Flowers

    These are the dorkiest looking things ever.

  • James Kennelly

    I will wait for version 4.0 that is integrated into my contacts.

    • Magus2300

      Cybereye implants. That is all.

  • Drew Kelly

    I haven’t seen that many virgins in one place since the Teen Tournament on Jeopardy.

  • JulianZHuang

    too nerd to wear in public.

  • Matt S

    They are pretty dorky looking. The concept is awesome, but they need to somehow make them look a little “cooler”. How, I have no idea. But I definitely don’t see myself wearing something like that.

    • vitriolix

      I could easily see them being integrated into regular glasses seemlessly by the time they went through actual productization

  • Fuzzypaw

    If it is either black or transparent, or had a thin frame indistinguishable from regular glasses, I might consider it. As is in the photo, it just stands out too much.

  • Fuzzypaw

    Disagree. The idea is fairly awesome, it’d be cool to have a HUD as you went about your day. The implementation needs to incorporate fashion sense into it though before it is acceptable.

  • Tao Jones

    I agree that a HUD in every day life would be sick, but seriously, these pics scream “NERD ALERT!”

  • Cabbage Pants

    No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any ____ Merlot!

    • Dean Masley

      As if anyone gives a hoot what libations you prefer, calm down man.

      • TheScientists

        *Swoosh* here’s the reference you missed:

  • Unorthodox

    Heh, one more thing that vision impaired people can’t enjoy.

    • vioalas

      They’re already discussed an attachment to people who wear glasses normally.

  • Larizard

    I agree with the whole “handsome” part.

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I am so excited for I/O! I really want these to be given out, but I also (kind of) want them to stop the giveaways so that people stop getting tickets for the stuff. Thanks again for dropping that “handsome” line. :p

  • andrew__des_moines

    How about some combination of Bluetooth, remote charging, and LCD contact lenses run from a phone in my pocket? If nothing else, I hope this succeeds just to bring venture capital to the concept so it grows into something a bit more socially acceptable.


    guys these are probably just protoype builds of these things.
    the end product probably wont look like these. you gotta build hype.

  • iampoch

    Resistance is futile.

  • Anderson Casotti

    I know it’s a prototype but Google really needs to do something to make it look cooler cause if this audience sees google glass like too nerdy, everybody in the world will thinks that way.

  • Ozric

    Brilliant concept and I’m not too fussed by the looks ATM.
    After all how it looks has to be low priority until you have a fully working model.