This question is asked far too often. Google has been shipping the Explorer Edition of Glass for almost a year now, and it seems as if people are still confused as to whether or not the device is for them. At $1,500, you would think that deciding whether or not to jump on the latest-technology bandwagon would be a non-problem for most people. But, alas, Google has seemingly graced us with hundreds of spare Glass invites, and everyone and their mom seems to be wondering whether or not they should buy the device. It is pretty cool, after all. Continue reading “Should I get Google Glass? We’ve got the answer in Venn diagram and flow chart form”
Google Glass looks stunning to begin with and, for a beta product, looks very polished. But if you are looking to make your Google Glass even more noticeable, check out GPOP. GPOP is a new company founded by three Glass Explorers that makes many different cool, unique adhesive skins for Google Glass. They sell skins varying from “Wood Grain” which looks like real natural wood to “Team USA” for the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Continue reading “Exclusive Interview: GPOP Co-Founder tells us about designing skins for Google Glass”
Jarvis is certainly not the only person to bash Google’s latest project. One of the product’s early champions, Robert Scoble, recently wrote that he believes the current incarnation of Glass is “doomed.”
Google’s biggest fan is trying to get out of the Glass Explorer Program! What should this tell us about Glass?
As soon as Glass got out into the world, Takayama and her colleagues were surprised to see its manifold uses. Glass had been viewed mainly as a utility for the busy and on-the-go, a kind of on-face extension of the smartphone. But many uses were more casual: “The camera was often used for capturing moments that otherwise it would be hard to capture, like when toddler needs help to walk,” says Takayama. A whole new genre of pet video spawned–ones where the user had both hands free to play with and prompt their cat, dog, or hamster.
Google made an appeal to the common man with the Explorer Edition. They have me persuaded. How about you? FastCompany tells us about the lessons we’ve learned thus far.