Remember the Project Glass where Google had created a pair of glasses that augment reality, from making video calls, taking pictures, recording videos and even getting directions? Google has now confirmed that the glasses will be available for £1000 but the only thing is that it will not be available for consumers.
Sergey Brin the company co-founder told the audience in San Francisco at the Google I/O that the Google glasses are “not a consumer device.”
The Glasses will be available only to the elite, who will be afforded the opportunity of being bombarded with the augmented-reality specs. Sergey Brin said,
“You have to be on the bleeding edge. That’s what this is designed for”.
Google showed the glasses off with a dramatic live Google+ hangout in which four parachutists wearing Google Glasses jumped from a blimp above San Francisco’s Moscone Centre where Google I/O was taking place before landing on the roof. They captured the decent using the glasses as did cyclists and climbers who rappelled down the walls of the building who all met with Sergey Brin at the end of the publicity stunt.
Sergey ended with,
“You’ve seen demos that were slick and robust. This will be nothing like that, this could go wrong in about 500 different ways.”
The first sets of the Google Glasses will be available to only Google I/O attendees from the US but not to other countries as they have different radio-frequency emissions requirements.