Developers plan to work along with The Luxottica Group, the eyewear manufacturer behind well-known brands like Oliver Peoples, Prada, Vogue-Eyewear, and Versace. For Google Glass Explorers and future owners, the new options will include both Oakley and Ray-Ban frames.
The company also owns several popular retailers such as LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut, which CNN Money notes will allow Google to display the fancy frames in stores. This also isn't Luxottica's first foray into the wearable tech business. Oakley's Thump sunglasses, for instance, feature a built-in MP3 player, while the Airwave 1.5 snow goggles can play music, display maps, and track speed, among many other things, all without making the wearer take his/her eyes off the ski or snowboard run.
"Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love – something we care deeply about at Glass, too," a Google Plus post about the announcement reads. "They’ll bring design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and, together, we’ll bring even more Glass style choices to our Explorers."
The new versions will join the Titanium Collection, which Google introduced in January. The Titanium Collection boasts four titanium frame designs and the option of attaching prescription lenses to the glasses.
Google Glass is not yet available to the general public but interested beta testers can still sign up for the Explorer Program.