Google Glass sales to open to anyone in U.S. for one day only Tuesday, April 15th

Just over a year ago, Google officially revealed Google Glass, its upcoming eyewear-computing product. Since then, the company has only let a very limited number of developers and members of the public purchase an early Explorer version of Google Glass. Next week, that will change, for one day only.

In a post on their official Google+ page, the Glass team revealed that on Tuesday, April 15th (yes, that's also the deadline for turning in federal taxes) anyone in the U.S. can sign up to purchase an Explorer version of the product. The price for this prototype won't change; it will still cost $1,500, plus tax. However, it's expected that high price won't stop a ton of people from trying to get their hands on Google Glass.

The note says there will be a "limited" number of spots available for people to get Glass but it doesn't go into specifics. Needless to say, if a person really, really wants to get one of these devices, they had better be one of the first in line. Sales of Glass will begin at 6 am Pacific Time (9 am Eastern Time).

Google has said they plan to launch a consumer version of Glass sometime before the end of 2014, but there's no word on what its price will be like.

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I'm gonna see if I can grab this. If I can keep it in good condition it'll probably be worth so much more in the future!

We have a couple prototypes at work. It looks surprisingly creepy and sinister, and it's irritating to listen to people say, "Okay, Glass" all day. It didn't take me very long to lose interest.

Its still a prototype and looks stupid on people but I'm sure people with lots of disposable income will want to try it out. I for one can see this technology doing well in the future but if they released it in its current state it will flop. This is just a one day trial release but I hope they don't try to correlate that as an example of future sales. Because if they continue to work on it and then allow designer glasses makers to utilize it then I'm sure it will succeed.

Sounds to me like time for public beta testing to liquidate their old hardware inventory prior to releasing the final version at the end of the year...

I'm sure people will eat this up anyway tho.

Don't be surprised if someone rips it off your face, especially since you'll be so enraptured with it you end up wearing it into a public restroom. You've been put on notice.

TsarNikky said,
Don't be surprised if someone rips it off your face, especially since you'll be so enraptured with it you end up wearing it into a public restroom. You've been put on notice.

Don't be suprised if I press assult charges on anyone who does that.

TsarNikky said,
Don't be surprised if someone rips it off your face, especially since you'll be so enraptured with it you end up wearing it into a public restroom. You've been put on notice.

Yes, lets all forget about the recording devices that are already widely used by people in restrooms.

This paranoia people have over new/different tech is funny.

Hambone72 said,
April 15th?

The should've done this on April 1st.

Fools!

What will be bigger news on April 15th? Cortana or Glass?

Hambone72 said,
April 15th?

The should've done this on April 1st.

Fools!

Definitely agree with that comment!! :)

Should be down right idiots though, not fools. I also hope they make these as illegal as the law allows for people to wear them while driving too.

1500 is steep but that is the price to pay for early access. I am sure some will get glass but it wont be a ton of people. And prices will be different when released to the general public. Would be insane to have this as the price when it is released. Have to be competitive.