Tomorrow at 6am Pacific, Google will open the flood gates for one day only and allow any US resident 18 and older to buy Google Glass for $1,500. Unlike previous Glass Explorers, you won’t need a special invite email or special code from Google. All you’ll need to do is point your web browser over to the official ordering page to purchase Google’s wearable computer while supplies last. That’s it.
While Glass will be purchasable by anyone meeting the above qualifications, you should know that this isn’t a public launch for Glass. The product is still in beta stages and currently evolving. Those that buy Glass tomorrow will be joining the tens of thousands already part of the Glass Explorer program and will continue to “beta test” the product while the rest of the world awaits the final consumer version.
Should you buy Glass? I can’t answer that for you. I’ve been a Glass Explorer since the 4th of July last summer. I wear Glass everywhere. If I’m not at home, I’m wearing my Glass. I enjoy being an early adopter and love helping shape and grow a brand new platform for a entirely new era. I’m also a tech geek and I eat this sort of thing up. What are some of the things I use Glass for? Here’s a recent post of mine on Google+. The bottom line is, I love Glass, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
While Glass has changed a lot over the past year, adding more functionality, gaining more apps, and extending battery life, a lot of the core concepts are still the same. Before making your final purchase decision tomorrow, check out our original Glass review here and feel free to ask in the comments as many of us from Phandroid own Glass.
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