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Last month we were very excited to announce you that Google would open its doors to new Google Glass explorers and fans for only one day, allowing them to buy the Google Glass for $1,500.
One month later, we are even more excited to learn that Google finally decided to make the Google Glass available for purchase permanently. The deal includes only people living in the U.S., but we assume the tech giant already has plans to deliver the Internet – connected eyewear all over the world at some point.
But back home, things are quite hot and stirring, as a very fresh post on the Glass’s Google + page clearly tells us that Google is looking for new friends and followers and is willing to deliver the wearable gadget to everybody who has $1,500 to spend:
[quote]Last week we told you we’d be trying out new ways to find Explorers. Well, we weren’t kidding. We learned a lot when we opened our site a few weeks ago, so we’ve decided to move to a more open beta. We’re still in the Explorer Program while we continue to improve our hardware and software, but starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand: google.com/glass. We’re ready to keep meeting new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear all your experiences and feedback to continue to make Glass even better, ahead of our wider consumer release.[/quote]
Why did Google make this decision?
Apparently, the experience of selling the Glass for one day was incredible for the tech giant: people ordered the Glass with unexpected enthusiasm. Moreover, rumors say that Google was close to be left out of stock. This mass – purchase of the Glass may have convinced Google to give all fans the chance to buy the Google Glass and enter the Explorer Program.
How Will the Google Glass Look?
You know that back in the day, the Google Glass detractors labeled the product as dedicated to “technology-worshiping geeks” and mocked the wearers for looking half – human, half – robots. In order to make the product attractive to larger numbers of people, Google partnered up with Italian brand Luxottica, aiming to deliver fashionable spectacles with frames signed by Ray – Ban, Vogue, Oakley or Alain Mikli. Unfortunately, if you buy the Google Glass now, you won’t get the high – end frames, as, according to official statements released by the head of Luxottica,
The first smart glasses by Luxottica for Google Glass will go on sale in 2015.
But don’t worry. If you are a Google Glass true fan, your android – like features will be the last thing to bother you.
Follow the Google Glass Etiquette
Remember the word “Glasshole” and try not to turn into one. This means that you shouldn’t stare in a creepy manner to other people, shouldn’t be rude, shouldn’t attempt to invade their privacy. Most importantly, act normal and don’t feed the mass paranoia that is already revolving around the Glass and its alleged spying capabilities.