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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:33 PM   #76
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What it is begging for is augmented reality. Mechanic not just with schematics, but pointing out what each component is as he takes things apart. etc. Facial detection so that you can lookup information on people you just meet. So many cool features, but it would require a full eye display, not a mini one in the corner.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:33 PM   #77
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I will be buying these whenever they release. Just for ***** and giggles, how can you call yourself a techie and not want these
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:34 PM   #78
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It has a touch zone to interact with the UI
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:35 PM   #79
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$1500 for this? HAHAHHAHAHAH
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:36 PM   #80
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And they normally don't release things until they're quite confident it's ready for the masses and will sell. That's what was so disappointing about the maps app. Not ready for prime time.
Speaking as a recent iPhone 5 upgrader, I would add Siri to that list of disappointments as well.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:37 PM   #81
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:37 PM   #82
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IMO I think this is a great idea... and it's nice to see Google trying to be creative with technology. Imagine this in a few years?
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:37 PM   #83
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What is with all these throwing tech against the wall BS comments?

I would love to have this. Itís way cooler than having a watch or wrist band.
It needs the thing I saw (donít recall where) but a mouse type thing that straps to your finger. The price is way out there. I would pay up to $800 for it though. If it could store porn... um I mean movies that would be sweet. Also if I could connect any video/audio source such as a game console or ipad I would be in heaven. I have wanted one of these for years only the tech is just getting there now.

The future is looking bright I just hope I live long enough to see it.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:38 PM   #84
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What is with all these throwing tech against the wall BS comments?

I would love to have this. Itís way cooler than having a watch or wrist band.
It needs the thing I saw (donít recall where) but a mouse type thing that straps to your finger. The price is way out there. I would pay up to $800 for it though. If it could store porn... um I mean movies that would be sweet. Also if I could connect any video/audio source such as a game console or ipad I would be in heaven. I have wanted one of these for years only the tech is just getting there now.

The future is looking bright I just hope I live long enough to see it.
the last thing i want to do is go running or cycling with these glasses on my head instead of a handy wrist watch to keep track of how i'm doing
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:39 PM   #85
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After the new wears off, this will sit on a shelf collecting dust at $1500. Note, we never get to see what a jerk people look like who wear one of these. I'm thinking Locutus may be an apt comparison.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:39 PM   #86
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It seems to me like google is just throwing everything they can think of against the wall and waiting to see what sticks. Let's look at this objectively:
  • It performs basic mobile functions and nothing else
  • You have to talk to it to make it work, which will be very annoying in public
  • You have to wear a very unflattering pair of glasses
  • It is outrageously expensive

What, exactly, is the appeal of this device? Who is it for? Skydivers who don't want to buy one of those go cameras?
siri?

whether it becomes popular i think its affect might end up being more like google wave.

but i found the ad very nice and engaging.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:41 PM   #87
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I give Google tons of points here for trying something new, and I would certainly love to try one in some capacity

BUT....1500 is just too much for a novelty product of limited function.
How much did the Segway sell for when it was introduced? I think this is neat but I already don't trust Google so why would I want my life on Google's servers (in their hollowed-out volcano) for people to Google what I did at 12:05 on 13 December 2013.

Neat but it'll be used to improve the accuracy of drone strikes...
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:41 PM   #88
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What it is begging for is augmented reality. Mechanic not just with schematics, but pointing out what each component is as he takes things apart. etc. Facial detection so that you can lookup information on people you just meet. So many cool features, but it would require a full eye display, not a mini one in the corner.
Don't forget the re-assembly as well. Imagine buying some furniture, a bike for your kid, or anything else that requires assembly and being able to see how you should put it together. As you look at all of the parts in front of you, 2 parts that should be fitted together could "highlight" and an animation could appear, showing you how they can fit together.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:44 PM   #89
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There has to be a need
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:45 PM   #90
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I think Josh Topolsky is correct when he say "it's not if, it's when"... it's easy to see that this type of device holds alot of promise, but is it ready to be consumed by the general public or is it too 5-10 years early? The Newton held promise as well, but commercially it wasn't well adopted... it took years before that class of devices matured.

Also, there still the problem of how to successfully commercialize the product.

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:45 PM   #91
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I couldn't wear something that nerdy on my face in public.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:45 PM   #92
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And the solution to those that would want a pair, but already wear glasses and don't have contacts is?...
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:46 PM   #93
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$1500 is really too much, but for $200???
did you buy glasses? do you know how much for just a titanium glasses frame?

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Neat idea... limited appeal for what they show. Might have more utility use in business where it acts like a heads up display in certain job situations.

Price needs to be under $200 to be interesting.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:50 PM   #94
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Just my opinion mind you but this is one of the dumbest products ever.
If you want to be the biggest nerd ever, well, here you go.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:51 PM   #95
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I watched the Google Glasses video and one thing kept hitting me: Just how bloody distracting and annoying the little bug in the corner was. Sure it was showing the other end of the Skype call, or turn by turn mapping, or other infor but I just disliked it intensely.

No Google Glasses for me at any price.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:52 PM   #96
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:54 PM   #97
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I can see some major accidents occurring with this device. Your peripheral vision is effectively shot when focussing on an object an inch from your eye. It is theoretically safer to use your smart phone while holding it on your steering wheel while driving. At least your peripheral vision of oncoming object is not as obscured.

We'll see.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:54 PM   #98
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How much did the Segway sell for when it was introduced? I think this is neat but I already don't trust Google so why would I want my life on Google's servers (in their hollowed-out volcano) for people to Google what I did at 12:05 on 13 December 2013.

Neat but it'll be used to improve the accuracy of drone strikes...
nah, you don't have to worry about any of that. the tin foil hat will protect ya

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:55 PM   #99
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Google is not innovating.
Google Glass actually does stuff, as opposed to - say - a face-mounted banana hair clip.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:55 PM   #100
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"innovating" is easier when you are willing to throw anything at the wall and home something sticks.
I am apprehensive about that product but c-mon, if Apple were doing this it would be an absolute mastermind idea in here.
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