Apr 1st, 2013

If you’ve been dying to get your grubby little mits on Google Glass, but life never provided you the opportunity to 1. become a developer, or 2. possess the disposable income to shell out $1,500 for one — good news! It appears as if online retailer Borrowlenses.com is expecting to get receive some Glass specs of their own come April 30th and is currently offering rental pricing details for the futuristic eyewear. Borrowlenses was even nice enough to supply some handy hardware specs for the device.

Rental Rates

  • 3 days: $105
  • 1 week: $150
  • 10 days: $215
  • 2 weeks: 290
  • 3 weeks: 379
  • 4 weeks: 499


  • 720p HD Video
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Broadcom 2.40GHz 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
  • Vibrating Speaker/Bone-Conduction Audio
  • Head-Mounted Display
  • Voice Command Processing
  • GPS
  • Time Lapse Capability (1 image every 10 secs)
  • 640-360 Eyepiece Resolution
  • Microphone
We would have immediately dismissed this as nothing more than a cruel April Fools prank, but the fact that they’re not being offered until April 30th is making us scratch our chins. Also, you may remember the incredibly strict NDA attached to Glass for developers attending the Glass Foundry hack-a-thons a few weeks back, where apparently nobody left the Foundry owning a pair of Glass for themselves. We can’t help but wonder if this would be a clear violation of Google’s NDA (no duh), causing Glass to possibly self destruct upon detecting a new user. The question I now ask you is… if this isn’t just another April fools prank, would any of you rent Google Glass at these rates?

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