Has technology become so advanced that we can now make a phone call, shoot a video, and view a screen hands-free, just by wearing a tiny pair of glasses? Looks like it. Google has created Google Glass and is currently in the process of finalizing the product to be sold to customers.
Google Glass Features
In essence, Google Glass is a tiny Android-powered computer whose features are incredible.
- Mini prism screen placed in the upper right-hand side as you wear the Glass
- Easily seen without obstructing your view
- Responds to voice commands
- Also responds to taps on touch-sensitive bar on the side of the frame
- “Ok Glass…” starts any command you would like to use
- Saying a phrase or tapping the bar allows your Glass to complete the command
Google Glass will give you access to Google Maps despite the fact that there is no built in GPS receiver.
Bluetooth and WiFi will be built in, but there is no GPS chip.
- Google Glass will probably work best alongside an Android phone to be fully functional
Google Glass design
The idea behind the Glass is to be as unobtrusive as possible, while still being both lightweight and sturdy.
- Google Glass will have a touchpad along one arm for silent interaction
- Adjustable pads will be included for comfort
- Google Glass will come in 5 colors: Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton, and Sky
Bone conduction transfer will be used to produce Glass’ sound: there will be a vibration through your skull to your eardrum.
Google Glass is not currently on the commercial market, but consumers a part of the Google Glass Explorer Program have been able to purchase a developer edition for $1,500.
*If you are interested in joining the Explorer Program, you can click here for more information.