For one day only, Google Glass will be available to the American public for purchase on April 15th at 9 a.m. EST. With a price tag of $1500 plus tax, those who sign up for the Explorer Program through Google in hopes of becoming a member of the Glass club might just get their wish today.
Buyers can choose between a small variety of options, including shaded sunglasses and prescription lenses. Also, the frames are included in this one day sale, though the jury is still out if the Ray Bans and Oakley have influenced the style as of yet.
Before this public offering, Explorers were chosen carefully and were mostly developers along with the three friends Google allowed them to invite. The program kicked off in fall of 2012 to expand upon the results the company saw from developers, allowing them responses from customers beyond the tech world.
Seemingly, Google is seeking to diversify their Explorer base, and perhaps see what a widespread demand for their eye-driven product might be.
"Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better," said the company in a Google + post. "But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too."
The public sale comes on the heels of Google announcing that Google Glass will get a KitKat update pushed to the product next week. Among other changes, the update improves battery life, bundles photos like Instagram's grid, and removes the video call option.
For those interested in becoming a Google Glass Explorer, visit www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/ to get the process started. Space is limited and experience has shown, Glass is much in demand.
"We’re excited to meet our new Explorers," Google wrapped up their announcement with, "and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass."