While Glass originally launched under the Google banner back in 2014, a new product marketed as the "Glass Enterprise Edition" emerged last month from Alphabet's experimental X division. The latest headset included a number of upgrades compared to the Explorer Edition, such as a higher-resolution 8MP camera, enlarged display prism, and a more capable Intel Atom CPU. However, at the time, Alphabet X stopped short of disclosing pricing and availability of its latest wearable.
Now, it seems that one of the "Glass Partners" has let the cat out of the bag, as far as pricing and delivery timeframes go.
According to Streye's online shop, a Glass Enterprise Edition headset will set you back a cool €1,550 or just shy of $1,820. For those that order today, delivery is expected to be made within 15 to 30 days. It's also worth noting that, for that price, a one-year license to "Streye Lite" is bundled with the headset comprised of the following:
- Streye Lite App
- 1x Streye User Account
- 1 Year Support and Streye Platform access
- 2GB Streye File Storage
Furthermore, the following "Apps for Glass Enterprise" are included:
- Photo/Video App
- Cloud Storage System
- Streye Live (Live streaming to YouTube)
- Read PDF Documents and files
There's also a second tier bundle which adds "Streye Suite" into the bundle with 5GB storage, five user accounts, and several additional apps for the wearable for an eye-watering €2,500 (approximately $2,934).
Although the name does make clear that enterprise users are the intended audience for this product, there does not appear to be anything stopping individuals from purchasing the device for themselves. But, in any case, it does ramp up the pressure on Microsoft, whose major play in the AR space, in the form of the next HoloLens, is not expected to hit the market until 2019.