Last year Google announced the “Explorer” edition of Project Glass which allowed developers to pre-order the device for $1,500. The time is back and Google has begun the purchase campaign again through its #ifIhadglass page. Google is looking for a specific set of people who are “creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass.”
Here are the terms and conditions to apply:
How to apply
We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller. We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.
Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You must include #ifihadglass in your application
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
- For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ
So, you need to get on either Google+ or Twitter and explain in 50 words or less, what would you do with Project Glass. The deadline is February 27, and there’ no word on how many units would be available. You can watch the video below, which truly shows the possibility of what Google Glass can achieve if implemented correctly, a new way to communicate and stay connected.
The new video also shows off Project Glass’ search, camera and voice translation features on-the-go. Although the video does not answer any real-world questions like battery life, would we need to carry a separate battery pack to which the Glass accessory will be connected or will it be a part of it. Next, what about connectivity, continous connectivity over 2G or 3G ? What about storage ? What about the people that we bump into while reading our mails or searching the internet ?
Well, those questions will have to wait. At present though, Project Glass is nothing but a overzealous video blogging device on steroids.