Google Glasses Will Cost $1,500
Sergey Brin and the wonderful folks at Google have created some glasses—the only trouble is Google doesn’t know what it does or how well you can fit it into your life. Despite this very cloudy outlook though, Google Glass is going on sale, but only to devout ‘Googleites’.
Brin made the announcement at the Google I/O developer conference that Google Glass will go on sale in the US to attendees of the conference. The cost? $1,500. That might seem a lot for a pair of glasses that has murky functionality at best but for those who want to see what Google is cooking up it is perhaps more than worth it.
The trouble Google and Brin is having with Google Glass is that as a product it doesn’t do well to sell itself. It almost feels like Google is taking a gamble in creating something that it hopes people will like. At $1,500 it had better be something epic or else people will be asking for their money back.
The present incarnation of Google Glass is dubbed ‘Glass Explorer Edition’ and international would-be buyers won’t get a chance to see what it can do until Google clears the regulatory hurdles it faces with the creation. As one commenter put it: “Google Glass is not a game changing. It’s a stupid gimmick that only the rabid Google zealots will buy while everyone else laughs at them for wearing those stupid glasses.”
We’ll see won’t we (pun intended).