Our video mashes up the best and funniest clips that YouTubers have said about Google Glass. The device has had a tough launch, worried many privacy advocates, and has been beaten down by the media. It makes you wonder was Google Glass doomed from the start, or just ahead of its time?
It has been over two and half years since Google first introduced Glass (known as Project Glass) at Google I/O in 2012 with a skydiving demo video. For those that don’t know, Google Glass is the eye wear device with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Plus it is voice activated, tap/swipe controlled, and has a built-in camera and video recorder. Essentially it’s a smartphone on your face, designed to eventually replace your phone so you never have to glance down or take it out of your pocket. However, its awkward appearance, creepy camera recording feature, high price ($1500), less than stellar voice recognition, lack of apps, and no must-have features, are just some of many reasons Google has decided to delay release. Not to mention, early adopters were labeled glassholes.
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Update (January 15, 2015):
On January 15, 2015 Google announced, “we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition.”