Google Glass went on sale Tuesday for the ultra-ridiculous price of $1500. Google claims high sales, but has refused to release any numbers. What are they trying to hide? Do consumers really want a device that looks futuristic, but doesn't do much?
When we originally reviewed Google Glass, we said it could be the biggest technology gimmick ever. Then, we wrote how it could be a useful device for driving, when used correctly. Two months later, we still feel that Google Glass is, for the most part, the most useless and over-hyped device ever created.
When Google first released Glass to developers in 2012, it looked like a technological breakthrough. It looked like it could be the next big thing. Different websites foamed at the mouth over the new technology. News media outlets kept referring to it as the biggest invention of this century. It is now 2014 and Google has not released a "final" version of Glass. There is a reason for this: Google simply cannot make the device consumer-friendly and useful.
We have outlined the top five reasons Google Glass is doomed. We are sure we are going to get some hate mail from Google Glass fanatics who told us two months ago we didn't know what we were talking about. If you still feel like we don't know what we are talking about, tell us in the Comments section. But we feel you will be better off turning your attention to the Oculus Rift, which is actually a real technological breakthrough.