These internet connected eyeglasses offer features similar to a powerful smartphone like taking pictures, answering and making calls, replying to emails, checking the weather, performing online searches or receiving specific GPS directions.
Even better actually. Project Glass has the capability to translate your voice (no more getting lost or having trouble finding a good restaurant in a foreign country) and to put in action the described features just by giving vocal commands. All you have to do is to say “OK Glass,” followed by “answer call”, “take photo” or “record video”.
Project Glass might be available for sale in 2014 at the earliest and the expected price would be around the price of the current smartphones. Until then an ‘explorer edition’ will be available this year, available for pre-order for $1500.
Google has announced a contest where you can be one of the first people who own the ‘explorer edition’ glasses. To apply, you need to tell Google what you would do if you have the Project Glass. Mention your desire on Twitter in 50 words or less, using the #ifihadglass hashtag or on Google+. You can also make a 15 second video and add up to 5 photos.
Google Project Glass will be available in five colors: white, black, blue, gray and red and all have removable shades.
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