How to Get Google Glass (Maybe)

google glass

Google’s Glass is one of the coolest pieces of mobile technology around, but getting your hands on a pair is all but impossible if you aren’t a developer or associated with a media outlet. But now Google is offering everyone the opportunity to get in on the Glass action via its Explorer program. Signing up to be an explorer is as easy as visiting google.com/glass and clicking the How To Get One link.

Once you fill out the form, you’re set. Google will — eventually — send you updates about your Glass request, including if you’ve been selected to purchase one. The headset will still cost you a cool $1,500. Unfortunately, signing up to be a Glass Explorer doesn’t guarantee that you’ll actually get Glass.

MORE: 7 Awesome Apps for Google Glass

We’ve been some of the lucky few to get our hands on Glass and have found that it offers tons of potential but could uses some improvements to its battery life and offline functionality. Everything from capturing photos to getting directions is incredibly easy with the headset, though its voice detection software can occasionally pick up your voice at in opportune times.

Commercial versions of Glass are expected to launch next year, though an official date has yet to be revealed. Pricing for the final version of Glass has been estimated at roughly $300, though that hasn’t bee confirmed. Google is also reportedly working on an app store for Glass, as well as Google Glass pop-up shops.

Have you gotten your hands on Glass? What do you think of it?

AUTHOR BIO
Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining Laptopmag.com. He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Daniel P. Howley on
Twitter Google+
LEAVE A REPLY
Name*
Email* (will not be published)
Website
*Indicates required field
Comments*
Submit Comments

FIND A REVIEW
Laptops
All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Brand
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
Resolution
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options
SUBSCRIBE