Here is the next step in Google's elite placement strategy for Google Glass: Vogue, the U.S. fashion magazine, is running a 12-page story on Google Glass in its September issue, complete with giant photos of ultra thin models sporting Google Glass. The New York Times posted commentary on Aug. 16 about the Vogue article on its tech news blog.
Google is going to great lengths to make Google Glass look elite, high-end and above all cool. In addition to the Vogue spread, Google's also working with Mercedes-Benz to integrate Google Glass with the automobile's navigation system in 2014. Much earlier, Google Glass appeared at New York City's Fashion Week, worn by design mogul Diane Von Furstenberg and her models last September.
Google Glass is a smartphone accessory that people wear on a wire glasses frame. The video attached to this article gives a good look at Google Glass along with sound advice as to how and how not to wear it on dates. Google Glass includes a camera, a microphone, speakers, storage and a battery. It interfaces with a smartphone using the same Bluetooth technology that makes wireless headphones work with a smartphone. Google Glass can take photos and videos and make phone calls. It's controlled by head movements, by voice commands, or by touching the device on the side of the glasses frame.
Price: Google Glass costs $1500 and is only available to a limited number of people hand-selected by Google and identified as Explorers. USAToday and others note that the components used to make Glass cost less than $300. The price will likely decrease in the future, depending on demand and competition.
For fun, check out this YouTube video entitled "Don't Be a Glasshole" from Mashable for more advice on what not to do with Google Glass.
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