Last month Google’s Project Glass was all over the web and the buzz spread like wildfire about this innovative new tech. Basically as you see from the image above it’s a pair of ‘glasses’ that you wear that Google’s Sergey Brin states will let you be “free to experience the world without futzing with, like a phone”. It’s a well-known trend that our smartphone devices are getting larger, and unfortunately with the cases we want to protect our beloved handsets, they get even bigger. As you’ll see in the video, Brin demonstrates with the help of the host, how the glasses will free up your hands.
For myself, from the initial video that was released, I was in awe at how cool this tech could or will be one day to possess. Seeing the patents Google was receiving gave even more confirmation that this new project would come true one day. I did have questions though: How will you navigate the UI of something that attached to your face? Would the technology be able to follow your eye movements and/or use voice commands to complete tasks? Whatever option that Google came up with, I knew I wanted it. During this interview you’ll see that Brin has answered my questions with just a couple gestures. Project Glass uses a trackpad, which is easily seen on the right side of the headset. You’ll see Brin make the motions with the glasses off, with which he has a little trouble understandably, as from what I’ve seen since this project went public, Sergey Brin has been wearing the prototype every chance he gets, and seems to be quite familiar with them.
I know we’re all thinking about when this device be available to the public? Well, Brin doesn’t yet have a definite answer for that, but he does say he has some hopes to maybe get it out next year. So we’ll see what happens with this project, as we’re always intently watching what Google plans to do next. Stay tuned for related news to come on Google’s Project Glass.