New Google patent hints at a more traditional Glass design


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.

Via: 9to5 Google
Source: USPTO

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Jim is a musician/nerd/burrito enthusiast living north of Boston. In his free time (of which he has none) he plays guitar and tinkers with the absurd amount of Android devices he owns. Born and raised on a farm in the backwoods of Vermont, Jim spent a few years after high school traveling the states, settling temporarily on Massachusetts. His first Android phone was an HTC G1, and he's had countless devices since. He is also really good at convincing people to buy stuff. He currently lives with his girlfriend and writes for Talk Android between selling cell phones, playing in a band and running a record label.

  • gadget user

    looking nice and ‘normal’ indeed…

  • malfunctionification

    Cool, but the paranoid in me is not going to like this at all.