Google Glass to Hit Market for $1,500 each; Available to Adults for One Day Only - Find Out the Public's Reaction!
By Alyssa Ashley Lucas | April 14, 2014 12:29 PM EST
Explore the world through Google Glass. After some leaked documents and rumours sparking from here and there, Google announced that the public will finally have the chance to own one of the most coveted wearable technologies of today.
Developer Maximiliano Firtman wears the prototype device Google Glass before a news conference ahead of the 2013 RigaComm event in Riga November 4, 2013.
According to Google Inc. the users or what the company calls "Explorers" of Google Glass are mostly mothers, bakers, surgeons and rockers who brought new perspectives that are making the Glass a better gadget.
There are drawbacks though, as it appears that not "everyone" can have the gadget. Google specifically states "adults" and "U.S." will be the only customers of the said technology. At least, for now.
The company announced that it will be selling the Glass on Tuesday, April 15, though the spots will only be limited. The company will be taking orders online for its Glass wearable technology that costs U.S. $1,500 dollars apiece.
"...Every day we get requests from those of you who haven't found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we're trying something new," the company continued.
Google Glass will only be available in the market for one day, though, and only U.S. adult citizens can grab hold of the wearable gadget. The announcement was considerably good news, but it also brought frustrated responses from people all over the world.
"Not Norway? No other countries.. your loss! Bigtime! Realy want to test the google glass...drop the "only us americans act..." Go global.." one of the people who commented on the Google+, named Christian Bohn, said.
Aside from the product's limited availability, the majority of the people who saw the post also violently reacted regarding the price.
"1500$ can feed kids in poor countries where kids are dying of malnutrition. I would rather donate 1500$ to them. How about going to those countries and explore them with new glasses?" another commenter named Holly Kick said.
Nevertheless, the Google Glass will remain at U.S. $1,500, and the new explorers will even be able to get a free shade or frame, courtesy of the feedback from the company's current "Explorers."
"Over the past several months, we've been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program," Google Inc. stated. For adults in the U.S. who want to order the Google glass, HERE is the Web site.
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