Google Glasses Will Make its way to Consumers by 2014

If you have already seen Google’s keynote on this years Google IO 2012, then you are well aware of the grand entrance Google provided on one of their latest and most compelling projects, Google Glasses. Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin, introduced Google Glasses to us with a bang by using multiple skydivers, BMX bicyclists, and wall repellers to give a small preview of what Google Glasses is capable of. After the introduction, Brin informed us that the product will be available early next year to Google IO 2012 attendees via pre-order for a hefty price of $1500.

Google really wants to get these prototypes out to developers so that they can get as much user feedback as possible in time for a world-wide consumer release by the year 2014. Brin wants to take this project to the next level and has a much larger vision on what these Glasses will be capable of doing by the time they’re ready for mass release. I truly feel the demo Google showed us on this years I/O is just the tip of the iceberg on what Google Glasses could ultimately become.

What do you all think about this project Google has been working on now for over 2 years? Do you think they’re wasting their time with this or do you feel like this could really be something that an every day average person could use? Let us know in the comments section! You can also hit up the source link for a quick video on Google Glasses.

source: Bloomberg

  • nory826

    I think Google glass is great. Google can do a million things with them. Glass will make our lives so much easier. I feel its the future!

  • DavesNotHere

    I don’t think the average person will want to spend $1500. I’d rather spend the money on a new phone and a tablet. If they sold it for $800 or less, I’d buy it.

    • Mei

      The sale they are offering now is not for average consumers. It’s to get developers involved in Glass early on. The high price is to deter none serious buyers. Google is targeting ones that are going to make something out of it, such as ones that can develop apps for it. This is their way of giving developers a chance to get involve early on. When the glasses are release to consumers in 2014, likely the price for them will go down. Also, we will have a more refine version.

  • flytdeck

    The next logical step in information technology interface. Get rid of the screen and keyboard, replace with focal flexible high resolution virtual screens and voice input. Keyboards and screens relics of the past in fifteen years.
    Logical and, when you think about it obvious. The next step is embedded technology, but our exposure to “the collective” may just inhibit our acceptance of this evolution.