Google Glass rental was an April Fools joke, and yes, I am bitter


Okay, well we suspected it was a joke the entire time but that didn’t stop my heart from wanting to believe. Yesterday we told you gyys about and their listing showcasing Google Glass that would soon be available for rent via Borrowlenses, a website that rents out high-profile photo equipment. But just like everything else that either falls on, or the day before All April Fools, it was fake. A prank. A sick, sick joke. This was sent to everyone who signed up for email notifications:

Seriously Regarding Google Glass…
Know that we’re equally excited about Google Glass. Now that we know there is as much interest as has been expressed, we’ll be researching it as a rental option in the near future. If and when it becomes a reality rest assured you’ll be the first to know.

My mind was telling me no the entire time but my body…. my body was telling me yes. Borrowlenses was nice enough to offer a discount code for 25% off their services, but the damage has already been done. Whoever called it from the get-go if free to gloat in the comments. As for me, I’ll be unplugging from the internet every April 1st from now on. My heart just can’t take it.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Party is still on. Expect to demo some bifocals with a motoactv screen and some hot glue. Admission reduced to $1.

  2. I can’t believe you guys were gullible enough to actually write an article about it.

    1. Well, James. Yesterday was April Fools and we thought it’d be “fun” to post a few obvious long shots like this to mix up the normal (factual) daily news stories. Nobody said they believed it, we just WANTED to believe because honestly, it’s a great idea. Thanks for being a ray of sunshine though. Appreciate it.

      1. :D ’twas a good laugh

      2. I believe in you Chris XD

      3. Don’t worry buddy. James is just bitter. He had been on the phone all day with Google trying to secure a spot as the first renter. Now he is just lashing out at you with his own self disgust.

      4. Chris I appreciate you man :)

  3. Ha! James is rolling over in his grave right now. LOL

    1. I hope he didn’t die … maybe rolling over in his sweet racing car bed.

      1. Yes, because calling someone a 12 year old over the internet because you don’t like one of their comments on a blog makes you so much more mature.

        1. At least they didn’t use vulgar language. =.3

        2. Well … I thought you were 12 years old …

    2. Why would I be doing that?

  4. And THAT is why Chris is the fan favourite :p

  5. Come on Chris, each developer had to sign an NDA, which is a lawful document. No smart person would violate terms of the NDA.

    1. You did call it yesterday but I believed it.

      1. You wanted to believe. We all did. *a single tear runs down his face*

      2. :D

  6. How is this a joke? It seems like a great idea!

  7. “My mind’s telling me no, but my body, my body is telling me yes” – R.Kelly – Bump ‘n’ Grind

    1. Actually that was a quote from his arrest after peeing on minors.


      1. I thought it was Bah-dum-cha!! 3 notes in all.

        1. *correction*

          Actually that was a quote from his arrest after peeing on minors.



    2. Bump-n-Grind Remix is BETTA :)

  8. lmao

  9. I’m glad this is fake. Those rates were assuming that Google Glasses were actually going to cost about $1500 for the average consumer. This leaves me to believe that they will go down in price. I don’t see why they’re charging that much anyways. Does it cost that much to make these?

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