Google Glass, Google’s very cool, as-yet-unfinished experiment, may finally be moving officially out of the Project phase. On Wednesday, the search giant launched an application contest to let regular people from all walks of life try out the head-mounted, augmented reality “glasses.” They simply have to prove they deserve it.
To kick off the “contest” Google launched a new Glass web site. The very simple website features just three links: “How it Feels,” “What It does” and most importantly, “How to Get one.”
The first link is a point-of view video, compiled from dozens of Glass wearers. All we can say is that their lives look a lot more exciting than ours. The second link explains in a running gallery just what Glass does and how it works. It walks through the built-in voice recognition, on-board, hands-free video recording, voice recognition, and photo and video capture, on-the-spot shareability, helpful overlays like directions, built in search and translation, and a bit about the design.
If you want to get your hands on Google Glass you can apply here be aware though, you need to folk out $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.