Google Glass has, until recently, been a bit like the proverbial hen’s teeth; ephemeral, hard to get, and expensive. With a recent opening of the doors, everyone was able to get Glass for just one day, but that quickly ended.
It seems now that Google has decided to open the doors to everyone. While this will make Glass a bit more commonplace, it doesn’t address the price: getting Glass will set you back around $1500 US.
Posted on their Google+ page overnight, the Glass team announced:
Last week we told you we’d be trying out new ways to find Explorers. Well, we weren’t kidding. We learned a lot when we opened our site a few weeks ago, so we’ve decided to move to a more open beta. We’re still in the Explorer Program while we continue to improve our hardware and software, but starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand:google.com/glass
We know most of you reading this won’t be based in the US, and thus will find it a bit more difficult to take advantage of this opportunity, but would you be tempted if there was a way to get your hands on Glass?
An Explorer Edition, for around $1800 AUD, is an expensive proposition, and while Glass is undoubtedly pretty cool, the first edition of any product is always a bit iffy; the battery life isn’t fantastic, and we’ve heard differing opinions as to the comfort of wearing Glass for prolonged periods.
Would you be interested in Ausdroid obtaining some Glass so we can really explore and unpack it for you? Let us know!