Today Google went live with a new site about their future looking project, Google Glass. http://www.google.com/glass/start/ is a clean and simple site that delivers 3 key pieces of information. How it feels to wear Glass, What it does and How to get one. While developers at Google I/O last year had a chance to pre-order their own for $1,500, there is another way if you weren’t there.
We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller. We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.
Using Google+ or Twitter you need to start the post with the hashtag #ifihadglass and answer the following question “what would you do if you had Glass? Further conditions of the undoubtedly popular content are listed below.
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
- For more details, please see the full Terms and FAQ
The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, we will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer and need to attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Google also release a brand new video to compliment the new site. It answers some of the long running questions around how Glass will be controlled. While you may have thought there’d be a shutter button on the device, it seems everything will be voice controlled. Throughout the video, the user wakes Glass by saying “OK Glass” and then giving a command.
The experience looks amazing and poised to set the world on fire. While it’s certainly not ready for consumers to buy, enthusiasts like me drool over new devices like this. While the comp is only available to US residents, I’d love to see Google Australia pick a few Aussies to try it out.