Not, it’s not a typo, and it’s not April Fool’s, either. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Google is opening sales of the coveted Google Glass to anyone who is over 18 years old and is a U.S. resident with a U.S. shipping address, and, of course, has $1,500 (plus tax and shipping) to spend. The sales event will be open to the public only on April 15, starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT (6:00 a.m. PDT).
Google Glass posted on their Facebook page, “Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass, some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. 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. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new.”
They also note that based on feedback from current Explorers, Glass now comes in different frame styles and colors. And just to whet your appetite, they’ve just posted that Glass now has more photo sharing capabilities,and it now runs on Android KitKat, which offers better battery life and stability, easier updates, and it will be easier for developers to write more apps for it.
So, $1,500 to be a beta tester for what is arguably one of the coolest ideas of a generation. What do you think, Kryptonians? Are getting up early and jumping into the wild world of Google Glass? Let us know in comments!