Google Glass

NeGRit0

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I have been an Explorer for about a week now, and have been asked to invite 3 more people. I know this forum gets visits from all over the world, but unfortunately for this you have to be 18+ years old, and either have a USA shipping address, or be able to pick them up in either NYC, LA, or San Fran. If anyone here would like an invite feel free to reply below, or message me directly.

More Info:
http://www.google.com/glass/start/
 

fitshaced

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I may have a friend who is interested who lives in the States. Are you finding them useful?
 

NeGRit0

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To be honest I don't feel like in it's current state it is worth the high price tag. However, I believe something like 30,000-50,000 people have them now. If you have Google+ there is a very active community there, and now that devs finally have some apis to work with apps are popping up almost daily. They also have a 30 day return policy should you not be fully satisfied. So that's what I'm doing. If I can't justify them in 30 days they are going back.
 

Phrasikleia

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I'm not sure I really get the appeal of them. A couple of months ago I was standing on a street corner waiting for the walk signal when a guy walked up next to me wearing Google Glass. He was talking to the glasses, asking them to search online for something, and I could hear everything of course. Is that the only or main way to interface with them? You have to speak out loud? I know a lot of people don't even bother with using Siri because they don't want their business to be overheard, so I can't imagine why a lot of people would find Google Glass very appealing.
 

NeGRit0

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I'm not sure I really get the appeal of them. A couple of months ago I was standing on a street corner waiting for the walk signal when a guy walked up next to me wearing Google Glass. He was talking to the glasses, asking them to search online for something, and I could hear everything of course. Is that the only or main way to interface with them? You have to speak out loud? I know a lot of people don't even bother with using Siri because they don't want their business to be overheard, so I can't imagine why a lot of people would find Google Glass very appealing.
Yes, that is the main way. People talk on cell phones in public all the time. So I don't see this as any different. And honestly for me it's easier to ask my device for directions than an actual person who may or may not actually know what they are talking about.
 

Phrasikleia

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Yes, that is the main way. People talk on cell phones in public all the time. So I don't see this as any different. And honestly for me it's easier to ask my device for directions than an actual person who may or may not actually know what they are talking about.
That's a good point about cell phones. I think I would still rather ask my device questions by using my thumbs to type. I won't be surprised if that's an option with Google Glass, though. Can you use a phone to send directions to the glasses so you don't have to talk to them?

And another thought: if the world goes this way, imagine how noisy public places will become!
 

fitshaced

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That's a good point about cell phones. I think I would still rather ask my device questions by using my thumbs to type. I won't be surprised if that's an option with Google Glass, though. Can you use a phone to send directions to the glasses so you don't have to talk to them?

And another thought: if the world goes this way, imagine how noisy public places will become!
Yes, I think it's just weird hearing people talk to their phones when their not on a phone call. Noisy is acceptable as bars are noisy as are many public places. But noisy because of people essentially talking to themselves is too weird.

However, there is the MYO arm band device that will allow bluetooth interaction with devices by finger movements. I think this will make devices like Google Glass far more socially acceptable.
 

themumu

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The problem with noise is that when you are in a noisy place to begin with, your speech becomes harder to recognize, so you end up repeating yourself a lot ;). I use text instead of calls when in a restaurant or a bar for this very reason. How well does Google Glass understand you when you are in a loud environment like that? Do they use any tricks to try to filter out ambient noise while focusing on your voice?
 
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