Google Glass: Is the choice clear?

Discussion in 'The Pub (Off topic discussion)' started by BlackoutIsHere, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. BlackoutIsHere

    BlackoutIsHere New Member Verified Provider

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    So to put the question plainly: Would you wear google glass? Why or Why not? Was the decision easy or hard for you?

    Personally I would have no problem wearing glass. I hear it makes people stare and having worn GoPro headmounts before I am no stranger to being strange. I think it would be a really cool thing to try and if I had it I would be really honored to wear a piece of google on my head wherever I go.

    What do you think about glass?

    Great In depth nerdy review: http://www.tested.com/tech/456522-tested-depth-google-glass-explorer-edition/
     
  2. Jade

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    I read about this somewhere else the other day. I would definitely wear them. I think that would be so awesome haha, would make browsing the web just an eye movement away.
     
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  3. Dylan

    Dylan Active Member

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    It's not quite as simple as a yes or no for me. Would I wear Glass? Yes. Would I wear Glass all of the time? No way.
     
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  4. WebSearchingPro

    WebSearchingPro VPS Peddler Verified Provider

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    Watching a developer preview for Google Glass was rather comical. "A trip to taco bell" The user flashed his credit card to google glass multiple times, this obviously will be an issue for "on the go sharing" as you cant really blur it our like he did.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bdTl018nGI

    While yes it has application issues will most likely arise due to personal privacy and privacy of others. 
     
  5. BlackoutIsHere

    BlackoutIsHere New Member Verified Provider

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    Why is that? I can understand not sleeping with them on or taking a shower lol. How do you define when it is "ok" to wear glass?
     
  6. Jade

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    I think a really cool feature on them is that all you have to do is look at something on the google page and it logs you in.  :lol:
     
  7. SkylarM

    SkylarM Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Love the idea, need to see the tech mature a bit though I think.

    I wear glasses as is, but I'm pretty specific on my glasses weight as I get headaches easily, so not sure how that will work out....
     
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  8. BlackoutIsHere

    BlackoutIsHere New Member Verified Provider

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    Have you ever seen licence plates on google street view? :p
     
  9. BlackoutIsHere

    BlackoutIsHere New Member Verified Provider

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    Sounds like a fair position. Do you think anything is specifically lacking or is it just too immature in general?
     
  10. SkylarM

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    Price point is one thing, functionality is another. There's going to be bugs, glitches, improvements over time. I'd love to have something like this built into something I already wear on a regular basis though :D
     
  11. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

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    Not a fan of it, doesn't seem to really solve any problems and opens the door to create new ones.

    KMyers has a pair, he went to NYC and got some early with some other people. I'll get him to comment on this.
     
  12. BlackoutIsHere

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    As for pricepoint, prototypes are EXPENSIVE compared to finished products. And I agree that the functionality is somewhat limited right now. 
     
  13. SkylarM

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    Laws are going to be interesting regarding Glass.

    My concern is it's just like talking on a Cell. It's really the equivalent of pulling out your tablet and surfing the web while driving. More distractions is not a good thing, so that may cause a roadblock for this technology, but if utilized properly it will be pretty cool.
     
  14. wdq

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    I'd wait it as long as there is a version that works with my prescription glasses, and has all day battery life.

    I'd use it primarily for keeping up to date on RSS feeds, keeping an eye on email, and other small things like that. Something like a smartwatch can do all of these things, but it wouldn't be quite as convenient as something that I already wear every day (glasses).
     
  15. Jade

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    They're probably going to make it so its not accessible while your driving. Google will find a way
     
  16. KMyers

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    Well, as someone who CURRENTLY owns a Pair of Google Glass, I guess I can weigh in on a few things.

    Is it worth the $1,500 pricetag - YES but keep in mind that this is the price for Early Adopters, not the general public. When it comes to market next year, I would expect the price to be in the $200-$400 range. 

    As far as functionality, it is limited but this is the case in any new product. When Android and iOS first came out, how many applications were in their markets? 

    One cool fact with Glass, it is VERY hackable, It actually runs Android and packs some surprising specifications (768 MB of RAM, Dual Core Processor, 16 GB Space, and a whole lot more). People have actually managed to run Ubuntu in a Chroot on their glass (accessed via VNC on a desktop)
     
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  17. BlackoutIsHere

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    I know my mazda CX9 disables the settings menu while the vehicle is in motion. With the accelerometers in glass it shouldn't be too hard to know if a person is driving.
     
  18. KMyers

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    My biggest complaint about Glass is the Battery Life, it simply sucks. I can get about 8 hours before I need a charge. Google does say that a Typical user will get a full day but I am not a Typical user.

    Also, At the moment there is no support for prescription glasses. I can say that Google is working on it though 
     
  19. BlackoutIsHere

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    Thanks for the input! I really hope they keep that hackability as a feature and don't lock it off in the consumer versions.
     
  20. SkylarM

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    I'll be perfectly honest, being able to yell at your glasses for directions and have it right there is preeeeetty amazing.Countless times I've started to drive but forgot to start up my iPhone Maps and set it up. But yeah driving with that on screen would be.... interesting.