There is no denying that Google Glass is very, very cool. But there is also no denying that Google Glass doesn’t look very cool. In fact it looks exactly like a pair of glasses with an external prism and projector attached to it, looking more like something Data from the Goonies would wear, and not a gadget aimed at the average consumer. Luckily Google filed a patent last week that seems to be an attempt at making the Glass less conspicuous and more socially acceptable.
Google describes the patent (D710,928) as a “wearable display device”, and appears to move the projector and prism behind the glass and closer to the eye, resulting in a much more traditional (and svelte) design.
Whether this design will ever see the light of day remains to be seen, but its safe to assume that the Glass will undergo major revisions over the next year or so if Google wants it to become anything more than a niche product. Regardless, it will be exciting to see what the future holds for Google’s controversial project. Does the updated design make you want a pair? Let us know in the comments below.