How much do you want Google glass?

The Doctor11

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Dec 15, 2013
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I want Google glass a lot that way I don't need to wear normal glass. I think there pretty cool. How much do you want Google glass?
 
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Shrink

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Feb 26, 2011
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About as much as I want a severe case of boils on my butt.:eek:

I have zero interest in electronics worn on the body.

I'm will to go through the difficult and arduous task of actually taking my phone out of my pocket to look at it.
 

tbayrgs

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Jul 5, 2009
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In its present incarnation, not at all.

I do find the prospects of having some information immediately available in some form of HUD intriguing but only if completely inconspicuous (and not for a secrecy--no intention of secretly videotaping anyone, but rather so that it's not a disruption). Basically, if it could be integrated into standard eye glasses or sunglasses without the weird attachment, it'd be more interested.
 

Jessica Lares

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Oct 31, 2009
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Not very much. The fact that the prescription version is going to cost the same as typical frames and lenses put it out of reach for me price wise. I save those kind of purchases for Apple stuff and necessities like real glasses that actually fit my face and nose.

I mean, I would take notes and pictures with it, and I already do that with my current devices.
 

spinedoc77

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Jun 11, 2009
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Meh... My brother has one and brought it over during the holidays. It is extremely clunky and seemed hard to get it to do what I wanted, although I'm sure it improves with practice. I just didn't understand what I could do with it that I couldn't do with my phone.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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It would be cool for videos when doing certain things but I don't really have any interest in wearing something like that. I find it more appealing then watches though.
 

ozaz

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Not at all.

In general I think wearable tech will be great for healthcare, emergency responder, and (I guess) military purposes. But at this point I think wearables in the consumer space are pretty pointless.
 

decksnap

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0% If I ever find the need to have the functions of my phone strapped to my face, I think I've failed as a human.
 

sentinelsx

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Don't want it at all. Just how I dont want any smart watches. I hate having to wear such crap. I only wear a watch to parties and work, and thank god for good enough eyesight for now that I don't need glasses. I like being free of such contraptions if not needed.
 

Lloydbm41

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Oct 17, 2013
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The way Google Glass is now is not how we should expect Google Glass 5 years from now. This is a first step and like all technology it starts out clunky. Look at the first Apple. Just a circuit board and no one except maybe Woz and Jobs could see the potential.

Glass has so much potential, in so many different fields and applications. But what it is today and in its current form, I have zero desire for it.
 

thehustleman

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I want it.

It's a great idea and I'm excited to see where they go with it in the future.

It's a reason Google has a stock price of over 1,000 a share - they're innovating and pushing technology forward
 

ucfgrad93

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The way Google Glass is now is not how we should expect Google Glass 5 years from now. This is a first step and like all technology it starts out clunky. Look at the first Apple. Just a circuit board and no one except maybe Woz and Jobs could see the potential.

Glass has so much potential, in so many different fields and applications. But what it is today and in its current form, I have zero desire for it.
Agreed, it may have a bright future. But I'll wait for that to arrive rather than invest in it now.

It's a reason Google has a stock price of over 1,000 a share - they're innovating and pushing technology forward
While Glass is interesting and innovative I doubt it does much to affect Google's stock price.
 

Dr McKay

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Depends completely on what the final retail cost will be. If it's near the $1,500 cost of these explorer pairs than I will have no interest in them. If it's nearer $500 for a pair I will definately be interested in grabbing a pair. I wear glasses anyway so if my optician could get me lenses for them it would be nice to have.
 

Todd B.

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Anything over five dollars will be overpriced, honestly. Given what we heard about the iWatch, I'd say Apple is getting it right. If you're going to look like an idiot wearing a computer, at least make it do something different than a phone that you already have (and, in Google Glass' case, is required to use it).

The way Google Glass is now is not how we should expect Google Glass 5 years from now. This is a first step and like all technology it starts out clunky. Look at the first Apple. Just a circuit board and no one except maybe Woz and Jobs could see the potential.
Yeah, basically you have to wait until Apple comes out with iWatch to know what Google Glass will look like; pretty much the same pattern as Android.

It's a reason Google has a stock price of over 1,000 a share - they're innovating and pushing technology forward
lolno.
 

Liquorpuki

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I messed around with one at a wedding reception and if the price dropped, I'd pick one up. It pretty much be a gadget I'd use situationally

It's actually pretty cool what it can do, you just look like an idiot wearing it

That's the thing about wearables these tech companies don't get yet, they need to be inconspicuous or fashionable to work. Smartest thing Pebble ever did was take the same exact watch and make it look like something a business exec would wear