Oct 29th, 2013 publishUpdated   Dec 19th, 2013, 8:24 pm

Google Glass version 2.0 earbud

When Google announced that they’d be soon giving Glass Explorers a free, 1-time upgrade to the Glass 2.0 hardware revision, we were ecstatic. The optional earbud attachment sounded like a godsend when using Glass in noisy environments (something that’s almost impossible now).

If you were expecting major revisions to the Glass aesthetic, sorry to disappoint. It looks like not very much is changing other than a port for the earbud making its way to the bottom of the headset. Google mentioned previously that this new version of Glass would support both shades and prescription lenses, but after examining these pictures, it’s hard to pin point those changes in hardware.

Still, the Glass team was able to confirm that yes, this version of Glass will support prescription frames and sunglasses, forwarding Google+ users to their early prototype shown here. It’s possible you’ll be able to detach the main head unit, but we’re having trouble wrapping our heads around exactly how that will work.

If Glass wasn’t already “nerdy” enough, what do you guys make of the new earbud attachment?

[Google Glass on Google+]