Released early 2013, Google glass is probably old news for some of you, but I still wanted to revisit the topic. With wearable technology innovation in the rise, I almost feel that the Google Glass is being left behind. It was first available to developers, but since May 2014 it has been available to everyone for a steep price of $1500. I just wonder if the Google glass will be bought by regular consumers. Even if you ignored the high price, would you buy it? I feel that I would only do it out of curiosity. There has been concern about privacy and advertising as well, that makes me feel wary about this technology. Let's discuss, would you get the Google Glass, or would you rather get a wearable around your wrist?
■ Operating system: Android 4.4.2
■ Power: Lithium polymer battery (2.1 Wh)
■ CPU: OMAP 4430 SoC, dual-core
■ Memory: 2GB RAM
■ Storage: 16 GB Flash total (12 GB of usable memory)
■ Display: Prism projector, 640×360 pixels (equivalent of a 25 in/64 cm screen from 8 ft/2.4 m away)
■ Sound: Bone conduction transducer
■ Input: Voice command through microphone, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor
■ Controller input: Touchpad, MyGlass phone app
■ Camera : Photos – 5 MP, videos – 720p
■ Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, micro USB
■ Dimensions: 22x21"
■ Compatibility: any Bluetooth-capable phone; MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher or any iOS 7.0 or higher
Price: $1,500 USD, with free frames