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Unboxing: Google Glass v2.0 [VIDEO]

Back in October, rumors that Google was hard at work on a revised version of the still very beta Google Glass came to fruition when the Project Glass team officially unveiled the all new Google Glass v2. The best part was then current Glass Explorers were given the 1-time opportunity to swap out their pre-release hardware for the newer version — completely free of charge.

Google Glass v2 1

After shipping our dusty old Glass last week (Google was nice enough to provide the packaging), today our new and improved unit finally arrived. Before we dived into the packaging, we figured we’d share with you — our readers — the unboxing of Google Glass 2.o, to give you a better idea of what to expect should you find an invite landing in your lap in the near future. Let’s jump right in.

Google Glass v2.0 shades DSC01996

Really, there are little-to-no differences, aesthetically, between new and old Glass. Google did point out that Glass 2.0 will offer compatibility with their new line of accessories. This includes not only earbuds, but prescription lenses as well. Giving the Glass 2.0 the careful once over, we noticed the nose piece has been spaced a little further apart, allowing for not only a more comfortable fit, but easier attaching of the sun shades.

Google Glass v2.0 earbud DSC01993

Inside the box, everything remained the same as our original unboxing, except bundled inside the carrying case was Google Glass 2.0′s new mono earbud. The accessory plugs right into Glass’ micro USB port, and offers drastically improved volume when in noisy environments, one of our biggest issues when using Glass in public.

Google Glass XE12 Wink for picture

Another new addition arriving in Google Glass v2 is the controversial wink to capture feature introduced in the XE12 update. The “experimental feature” can be found buried in the settings menu and once enabled, allows the wearer to snap pics using Glass with a simple. After setting it up, it seemed to work fairly well. The actual display doesn’t even have to be on for it to work, making it extremely incognito.

Keep an eye on Phandroid for more Google Glass coverage. Also, don’t forget to check out the Google Glass forums where, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to snag a Glass invite (providing you have $1,500 burning a hole in your wallet).

Continue reading on the Google Glass forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • EP_2012

    Man do they look Fugly.

  • Roaduardo

    Chris, you have pretty fingers.

    • Henri Conradie

      Aaaaand you’re creeping. Lololol.

      • Roaduardo

        Sho am!

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          O_o

  • hemipw54

    I forget my cellphone just what will I do with the Glass then? Wink, wink!
    How come we don’t see articles about the other similar products out there, seems only Glass is being pushed down our throats.
    Glass ain’t the only game in town you know. Ages 8+

  • Icemaine

    You were driving & now the police need to be notified!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      O_O

      • Richard Braley

        I think the expression was ‘=°_o lol

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          We need a Glass emoji ASAP :D

  • Fodografes

    I have 3 invites I cant give away, but thinking of tryin to donate them to a school or something,

    • Henri Conradie

      Give them to your affluent techie friends, haha.

    • ionekoa

      Why can’t you give them away? I’m just curious, I don’t have the money for this anyway.

      • Fodografes

        Thats why… Not many people left with the money that want them.

    • Dean Gumhold

      I would be interested in an invite.

      • Fodografes

        If you have the $1500+tax are 18+ yrs old, and can have them shipped or pick up in the USA PM your first an last name, and email address.

        • Dean Gumhold

          Dean Gumhold rxtra1@gmail.com

          • Fodografes

            Invite sent.

          • Luis Carrillo

            Do you still have invites?

          • Fodografes

            yeah, if you meet the requirements send me your name an email.

          • Luis Carrillo

            Luis Carrillo luiguie21@gmail.com

          • Fodografes

            Sent.

          • Luis Carrillo

            Thank You!

        • Shane Newbanks

          Shane Newbanks shane.newbanks@gmail.com

          • Fodografes

            Sent.

  • Pkmmte

    I have an extra Glass invite in case anyone is interested in it.

    • Luis Carrillo

      I am interested!

      • Pkmmte

        Send me an email to support@pkmmte.com (That’s my public email) with the subject “Glass Invite” and let me know your name and email address so I can send you the invite.

    • Shane Newbanks

      MEEE!!!!!!!! I just tried a pair on Wednesday and about pooped myself when I got to try them on!!!!!!

      • Pkmmte

        Send me an email to support@pkmmte.com (That’s my public email) with the subject “Glass Invite” and let me know your name and email address so I can send you the invite

        • Petr Solomon

          Please send me and invitation to petero@cox.net

        • Shane Newbanks

          i sent you an email. not sure if you have received it or not.

          • Pkmmte

            Yup, I receive it. Invite sent.
            It could take a while until you get an email regarding the invite. I’ve seen people get it in a few days but it took me 3 weeks to get mine so just be patient.

  • taylor banasiak

    I can not give my invites away also… no one has $1500 to drop on these bad boys

  • jschu22

    Is it possible that these look even more tool-like?

  • Covert Hops Society

    Thanks for sharing this video. Up until now, I had NO idea how to open a box and remove the contents.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Lol But did you know everything Google Glass 2.0 came with?

      The video was a supplement to the post detailing what’s new in Glass v2. ;)

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    I can’t stress enough how stupid these things are. Cyborg culture is right around the corner, and it’s not going to be pretty.

    • Richard Braley

      Lol the whole world is zombies already. At least glass will allow us to gaze into the void instead of spend 30% of our day fixated on our electronics in our hands.

    • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

      That’s like your opinion… maaaan.

  • https://plus.google.com/102862831744598656090/about Wesley

    I sure hope these come to market at a reasonable price. This will make things so much easier for me since I have limited use of my arms and hands. I also hope they have a pair with Glass on the left side because my left hand is far more usable than my right.

  • ErstwhileIII

    Do you want a free #GoogleGlass invite for yourself? Fill out this form goo.gl/WPbQAJ (I have 3 invites to send out. I am using form just so I don’t miss anyone.)

    • Jeebus

      Fuque no. GTFO with your scam bullsh*t.

  • fauxfire27

    Wow still 1500 bucks. I realize this is a beta version and all but, Damn! I wish they’d come down on the price for this. I really want one!