If you’re into tech trends it might be that you’re already talking about the advent of Google Glass to your friends and relatives in order to keep you name as the tech savvy you are. Of course, these friends of yours aren’t able to understand the importance of such news. Therefore we’ve tried to resume the most important facts known about the latest, trendiest and coolest gadget made by Google. A gadget able to change our lifestyle in a way no one would have ever dreamt of. Here’s our quick guide so you can say “I already knew it, I told ya” when Glass come into screen in mainstream media and your grandmother calls you asking both f she can wear them and why should she do such a thing.
First at all. Can you wear G’s Glass if you already wear glasses? Yes, you can. We don’t know how much trendy it will be and what will hipsters say, but the answer is yes. However, it isn’t expected that the first wave of early adopters ask for a graduated Glass, so you will have to wear one above the other. Yes, as when you went to watch Avatar in 3D. In case you wear lenses, you’ll wear glasses again, but this are so cool that you won’t remember why you changed your nerdy plastic rimmed glasses for your actual lenses at all.
What does it do? First at all, you can take pics and videos. They work via voice, so possibilities are nearly endless and there will be an overwhelming wave of videos shot in Point of View. Keep in mind this initials (P.O.V.) because you’ll read them everywhere. From then on, people won’t share videos, they’ll share “experiences”, as video will be closer to what was felt by whoever shot it. If you have watched Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days, you’ll get the point.
It won’t be self-sufficient at all. Nearly all features will need to tether an Android phone to Google Glass. In exchange, they’ll sync to let you read messages on-screen, and thanks to the voice input technology, reply them back. Likewise, you’ll be able to use G+’s hangouts and share what you are seeing and doing on live. Battery should run for a day, ot at least that’s what we’ve been told. When linked to your device, Google Maps will have a wider meaning, making you feel as if you were Iron Man himself. There are umpteen uses for this, but everything points that old people would benefit from it the soonest.
And…let’s just imagine the usual apps we have on an Android taken to Glass. Google Translate can be great, but Google Sky can be even greater. Let alone Augmented Reality games, a craze that will be hard to stop. In addition, we haven’t pondered yet how can Glass interact with other devices -your PC, new generation vending machines, other Glasses.
It’s expected they will cost around $1500. Obviously, if you want to be one of the first adopters. If we take into account how much high-end phones cost when launched and how much they cost a few months later, we can foresee that Google will drop that price once enough buzz and hype flows. Don’t forget that Apple, Sony and Windows are also working against the clock to have their own glasses… and we don’t know how will Adsense work, nor how will privacy and right of admission be affected.