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Google Glass available for all today – will you be buying one?

As you no doubt have heard, today anyone can buy Google Glass in the US. You don't even have to line up, just hit Google's Glass page and start trying to feverishly get one before the limited stock runs out. You'll still have to cough up 1500 USD to get in on the game, but at least you don't need to be connected to a current Glass Explorer if you've been hanging out to get one for yourself.

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Want Glass? You got it. For $1500 that is. / © AndroidPIT

Previously, only a select few were allowed to purchase Glass. That's right, you needed to be selected to then buy your way into the wearable device program. Then, those initial Explorers were allowed to invite friends to also buy Glass. Now, Google is opening up the field to any adult in the US with 1500 bucks burning a hole in their pocket. You'll also get a spectacle frame or sunglass-style shade included in the deal. There's no indication of just how many headsets Google has in stock for the buying frenzy, but we bet they won't last long either way.

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In this one-day-only sale, you'll also get free shades or a frame for your Glass. / © AndroidPIT

Keep in mind that Glass is still very much in its infancy, and there's a reason Google has kept the Explorer program so limited. Feedback from knowledgeable wearers is key to making the final mass production version viable. This latest step clearly means Google is getting closer to releasing a widespread consumer model. If you want in on the Explorer program you need to hit up Google's Glass page starting at 9 am EDT. The offer is only available for those over 18 in the US (or, presumably, with a US postal address).

Will you be picking up Glass? How do you feel about the new crop of wearable devices on the horizon from Apple, Sony and possibly even Facebook?


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  • n13L5 Jul 26, 2015 Link to comment

    - Unfinished, flawed implementation.
    - old, anemic yet power guzzling chip
    - poor resolution
    - poor battery life
    - $80 material cost.
    -$1,500 for taking the remaining inventory off Google's hands before they release a new version trying to fix the issues.

    What a deal! ...Stampede incoming :p

  • Ed E. Apr 15, 2014 Link to comment

    Yeah Kris its the offer.....

  • Ed E. Apr 15, 2014 Link to comment

    Got that right.......I'd really consider get one if they included Canada. Would of liked to see how it does while I'm fishing and camping.
    Oh well guess Google loses a customer here.

    • So @Ed, even Canada doesn't fall under the Now/Glass umbrella? I would have thought that Glass would be fine in Canada. Or is it just the ''availability'' of the offer that you're referring to? As far as I'm aware, as long as you have a US postal address you could still pick one up. The web store opens in 20 mins...

    • n13L5 Jul 26, 2015 Link to comment

      You're lucky to be in Canada - disappointment avoided...

  • My1 Apr 15, 2014 Link to comment

    as always US only, and still too expensive, I'd get 2 Note 3's from that.