Google Glass to go on sale by end of 2013 for less than $1,500

It's been something of a busy week for Google in terms of its hardware plans. On Thursday, the company started selling its Chromebook Pixel touchscreen notebook for $1,299. It also released a new video for its Google Glass Android eyewear as well as a chance for some more members of the general public to get their hands on the pre-production model.

Today, The Verge reports that Google is aiming to launch the final public model of Google Glass sometime before the end of 2013. This is an earlier launch date than what Google co-founder Sergey Brin indicated back in June, when he said the company was aiming to launch Google Glass to consumers sometime in 2014.

As far as the price for the final version of Google Glass, all the company is saying is that it will be less than the current $1,500 model that's available for a select few developers and others.

Meanwhile the "Ok Glass" video that Google released this week to show off Google Glass and its UI has already received a funny parody. The late night talk show Conan had a skit earlier this week that showed another wearable device that Google could make in the future. Check out the video to see what we mean.

Source: The Verge

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The video is probably where the tech will be in a couple years after updates and improvements cus it wont function as smoothly as that video. probably they want it to do that but maybe hit and miss.

To the ppl complaining about the $1500 price tag and saying its stupid cus ppl wont buy it, they will buy it because why build $10,000 OLED TV's or 85inch 4k TV's that cost $25,000, price is high cus its new tech, yields are low, and need to see if it all works as intended first and gain customer awareness. It picks up tech advances, better integration, production ramps up, higher yields lower costs eventually itll be a more consumer friendly price point. So think with your head and not with your ass.

Voice commands are a terrible terrible thing. They apparently have a touchpad, but that's almost as equally as awkward. I really wish these had some other kind of input.

I agree. It's like Siri - cool, but not particularly practical. Also I got contacts so I wouldn't have to wear glasses

If this takes off I'm just going to shout "OK Glass <do something>" whenever I'm in public...

Here we go. The usual, "I have no need for this and/or I don't like it, so the rest of the world won't either because what I think reflects the opinions of 6 billion other people," nonsense.

neonspark said,
this will be an epic fail. nobody is going to buy them.

LOL, You are funny. Short sighted people are very funny.

omgben said,
Here we go. The usual, "I have no need for this and/or I don't like it, so the rest of the world won't either because what I think reflects the opinions of 6 billion other people," nonsense.

Here we go with the usual "I like X idea so everyone else in the world must."

does anyone know if this is just a tech demo type thing? or are they serious about making this some kind of business? because I know for a fact nobody would buy this. how often do you skydive? or running through an airport not knowing where your gate is? are you really going to always wear these ridiculous glasses just so when you step outside you can see the temperature? why not pull out your smartphone? does nobody have gps in their car? or cameraphone? its cool as a tech demo,but theres no use for it in the real world.

You know for a fact no one will buy this? No you don't. Many people are interested and just because you lack any sort of creativity does not mean everyone else does as well. The video shows the concept which can be applied to a limitless number of activities. Well, limitless to anyone with an imagination.

Edited by Bryan R., Feb 22 2013, 9:42pm :

vcfan said,
does anyone know if this is just a tech demo type thing? or are they serious about making this some kind of business? because I know for a fact nobody would buy this.

I would buy it.

But at its current price, though.

vcfan said,
because I know for a fact nobody would buy this.

Really? Clearly you never asked me. You don't know anything fro a fact now do you? I know one thing for a fact about you now though

ShareShiz said,
Whats up with Google and their Apple-like prices for products now ?

maybe google finally figured out that you cant make money giving stuff away for nothing.

ShareShiz said,
Whats up with Google and their Apple-like prices for products now ?

New tech, nothing else like it currently, so yea...the price is going to be higher. It will drop in price especially if there is competition. The only company that doesnt really drop prices because of competition is Apple. Apple doesnt need to..people will still buy they stuff regardless.

vcfan said,

maybe google finally figured out that you cant make money giving stuff away for nothing.

google - free stuff = 100% evil.

@ShareShiz What are you even talking about? What other product can you say Google is selling that has a high price tag? Further, are we now going to say that anything that's priced too high is Apple-like? You can't give an example of one other product that does anything close to what's shown here yet the price is too high? Makes no sense at all.

ShareShiz said,
Whats up with Google and their Apple-like prices for products now ?

You're right, they should pay their employees with love only.

Xenosion said,
@ShareShiz What are you even talking about? What other product can you say Google is selling that has a high price tag? Further, are we now going to say that anything that's priced too high is Apple-like? You can't give an example of one other product that does anything close to what's shown here yet the price is too high? Makes no sense at all.

Pixel?

More like v9.0. This will be a gimmick for a long time. Plus this is Google, their software feels like it's in BETA for years before it actually gets somewhere.

Good point. I think we're witnessing the very early stages of what the future of computing/communications will bring eventually. Wearable/implantable electronics, human powered direct to brain connections...it would be exciting if it weren't so damned scary.

1Pixel said,
More like v9.0. This will be a gimmick for a long time. Plus this is Google, their software feels like it's in BETA for years before it actually gets somewhere.
Well for the sake of comparison, GMail WAS labelled as beta for years, but it was better than everything else and did not feel like a beta...

Is that 1st video the quality of the videos being recorded by the glasses? If so I find that to be a pretty good quality for what it is.

Highly unlikely. I view it more of a concept video. If the glasses were that good and that ready they'd be released

Yes it is. Don't listen to DomZ. Clearly he never saw the Google I/O Day 1 LIVE video demo of Google Glass. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7TB8b2t3QE

If you are wondering why the video jumps, it's because they are on a blimp with wonky WiFi. If you look at the roof they are targeting, the guys down their have WiFi Dishes shooting towards them to get bandwidth. This was explained on the second day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCtbZFQD9Cc

You notice a difference once they make it to the ground. The video doesn't jump as it was in the blimp and skydive.