Yes, Leo Laporte, they’re real after all. What was once thought to be a joke is now a reality thanks to Google. The company’s HUD Glasses will be launching some time before year’s end and will most likely go for somewhere between $250-$600 bucks. The New York Times broke the news earlier today and we’re all finally about to see some of the benefits of augmented reality. You’ll be able to see all kinds of information around you such as historical facts, tons of POI’s and maybe even deals for respective establishments in the area. However, I’m not sure if I could justify paying the price of what a general smartphone goes for but we’re sure there are some pretty “all-in” techies that will jump at the chance to snag a pair of these. The devices will have an integrated camera, motion sensors, GPS and 3G/4G connectivity. We’re sure it will be running some version or form of Android but not sure exactly how the OS will be integrated. In any event, who wouldn’t want to read their text messages and emails on the fly across a pair of cool shades without ever having to pull your device out of your pocket? Yes please. Anyway, feel free to let us know what you think of them in the comments below. Do you think this is something you might be willing to fork over some good cheddar for?