The Latest from Google: Google Glass

The Latest from Google: Google Glass

Take a pair of eyeglasses, give them a vocal command and watch them obey you. Pretty interesting, right? This is Google Glass, and it literally acts like a computer right before your eyes.

Think eyeglasses with a small computer screen right on the lenses, that through vocal commands can take videos, video chat with your friends, give directions, translate languages, search on search engines, scroll through Facebook, and snap photos, just to name a few. For example, just say, “OK glass, record a video,” and the glasses will capture your footage smack in the direction of your vision. Even in its infancy, Google Glass seems amazing.

The display is “the equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away” according to Google. And Glass comes in five different colors: Cotton, Sky, Shale, Charcoal, and Tangerine (Techradar).

Google’s creation is basically taking all the information you have on your computer and smartphone, and conveniently putting it right before your eyes. Glass is a display, camera, touchpad, and microphone, all built into a pair of glasses, with a battery life of up to 24 hours.

The official Glass edition is set to launch in early 2014, upgraded from the current trial version called Explorer, currently offered for $1,500. The Glass edition will retail for $300-$400 – a respectable price – and even allows use with prescription lenses.

Think of Google Glass as a smartphone for your eyes, with available apps, games, and a touchpad on the frame for scrolling. This is one of the greatest achievements in augmented reality yet – coming to a retailer near you.

Those of you early adapters may want to check out Google Glass in more detail: http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-it-feels/

This article is written from the personal perspective of Andrew Merryman. The opinions and views expressed are solely of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The Miller Group Advertising.

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