At Google I/O last year, Google kind of gave a quick demo of their new Google Glass project. Rumors had been floating around for awhile but a ton of people were finally allowed to see it in action. Right after the demo, the announced the Explorer program. I/O attendees had the option to drop 1500 bucks on a set of Google Glass-es which would be delivered in 2013.
Last night, Google saw fit to expand the explorer program outside of the lucky I/O attendees and give us normal folks a chance at getting our hands on a pair.
…or so I thought.
Basically this isn’t like the Chromebook beta tests of the past. This is hard core R&D testing for an unreleased product. They want to hype this thing up to insane degrees and really get interesting people excited about this product.
Even so, the 1500 dollar payment still stands. They won’t be giving a pair of these away to just anybody. Only the elite can taste the future. I guess I’m out of the running, as I can’t just go drop 1500 bucks on a device, no matter how cool and futuristic it is.
That being said, I’m not the center of the universe. If you think you’re interesting and have a grand and a half lying around, go HERE to apply for yourself. Keep in mind you must be at least 18 and live in the United States with access to LA, SF or NY to pick the glasses up if selected.
There are all types of strings attached but it’s nice of them to let normal people try to be part of the future early. I can’t lie and say I’m not super jealous.
Twitter | Facebook | Google + | RSS