Google opens Glass orders to the public, price remains at $1500 [Updated]


Only a few days after their one-day public sale of Google Glass, Google has now opened the Glass store for public orders of the Explorer Edition without an invite being necessary. Like the one day sale, Glass is available in a choice of five colors, including the Cotton color that appeared to sell out during the one-day event. In addition, buyers can still get a lightweight titanium frame or a set of shades thrown for free with their order. The other thing that has not changed is the price which remains at $1500.

If you missed the one day sale and have not been able to get an invite and you are ready to place your order to join the Explorer program, just hit the source link below. You may note though that Google has not released any word as to whether this is an official move on their part to open the program up to the public or if it is some glitch in their system. So you may not want to hesitate.

[UPDATE 1] A contact with Google has confirmed that invites are no longer required to purchase Glass. However, Google is currently sold out of all colors. No information was available as to when additional units may be in stock.

[UPDATE 2] A tweet from the Google Glass team indicates the store was opened to accommodate some “potential Explorers who were still in the pipeline from last week…” Google also says they are planning to shut it down “shortly.”

source: Google Glass Store, (update 2) @googleglass

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • Masinac

    Are you sure, link says:
    “That’s all, folks.
    We’re out of spots in the Explorer Program for now, but may have more to share soon. Sign up below to stay updated.”

    • Alexis López Abreu

      Yup! Exactly the same message I got

    • jcauseyfd

      Odd. When I use the link it takes me direct to the Glass store, not the Explorer sign-up page.

  • Alexis López Abreu

    Check again? Seems like it’s over? Or is it just because of my current location?

    • jcauseyfd

      Where are you located? I just updated the story – invites no longer required, but Google is out of stock.