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Google to sell Glass to the masses for a single day -- April 15

What better way to spend that tax return than to be a part of Google's exclusive Glass community.
By Ananth Baliga   |   April 10, 2014 at 5:09 PM   |   Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 10 (UPI) -- Google has reluctantly confirmed that for just one day -- April 15 -- it will sell its head-mounted computer, Glass, to the general public.

The Internet-connected eyewear will cost the same as the Explorer program, $1,500, and would-be users can place orders starting 9 a.m. PDT on April 15.

Google has said that there are only a "limited" number of spots available. And to continue the bad news, the Glass will be available only to U.S. residents.

Until now the Glass has been sold using an exclusive trial program called Explorer, which started taking applicants as far back as 2012. Google then opened up the the program to referrals and existing members could invite colleagues and friends to try out the Google prototype. Beta testers have also been included for obvious reasons.

Reports have suggested that Google does not feel the product is ready for mass production and the tech giant is having to deal with considerable backlash to users using the Glass, as many have expressed concerns regarding privacy over the device's video recording capabilities.


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