In a conversation with ABC News, a Google spokesperson has confirmed that the Glass Explorer Edition is targeted to begin shipping this month. The goal of the early launch for select individual is to allow “the first people to examine the potential uses of Glass…in the real world.” But that sort of access doesn’t come cheap.
For developers who registered at last year’s Google I/O and regular folk drafted into the program via the #ifihadglass social media campaign, there is still a steep $1500 price tag to grapple with. We can’t imagine every developer or member of the Explorer Program will want to pony up that sort of dough (and it isn’t even clear if the first units will ship to both developers and non-developers, or if devs will get first dibs).
Assuming a good portion of the 8,000+ registered users actually go through with their purchase, expect to see a lot more about Glass popping up far and wide. You might even run into a few people wearing the futuristic headset on the street. Are ny of our readers Glass Explorers? Planning on making the purchase? Let us know!
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