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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    After reading this, I'm getting pretty fired up for this devices official release! The only negative i see (which just seems like a scenario where they just haven't designed the piece yet) is the fact that it doesn't have it's own cellular radio, so it has to be tethered outside of WiFi signals.

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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    It's said to also 'tether' via bluetooth to anything capable of sharing a data connection via Bluetooth...
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I guess i just thought of it as a stand alone mobile device, but its more of an accessory at this point. Once they beef it up with it's own cellular capabilities, I'll be in line on release day!
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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    After reading this, I'm getting pretty fired up for this devices official release! The only negative i see (which just seems like a scenario where they just haven't designed the piece yet) is the fact that it doesn't have it's own cellular radio, so it has to be tethered outside of WiFi signals.

    I've been eyeing that device since I first heard about it, and like you, I'm more than likely going to bet one.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Man.....And there I was think Google was going to buy me beer.........
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    this does look to be some seriously cool innovation. Only big thing keeping my back would probably be the $1500 price tag
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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Did anyone see the Conan skit about the next Google product? "Google ***"
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Also not going to lie: I find the entire thing ridiculous from concept to product. I really don't see the use case outside of POV video. Can someone explain to me why you would otherwise use this over a handheld interface?
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    Can someone explain to me why you would otherwise use this over a handheld interface?
    "Look ma, no hands!"...

    I do agree with ya though...
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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I think it's amazing. It's the next logical step. It's an always on, second screen. You want to know the time, glance up and to the right. Text coming in, just glance up to read it. Who's calling, you'll know the instant your phone rings. No more fumbling to grab your phone to catch that moment of your child or pet on video, just a quick command or swipe and you're recording.

    Sure, the glasses concept isn't perfect yet. But it's a huge step. Before long, they will build this so it fits on existing glasses, and then one day into contact lenses. We're looking at the future of always-on, always-connected communication right here. Google and Apple have frequently been the innovators in tech, and this is just another huge step.


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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    And the price...
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I'll have to wait and see what it's like a year or two after it's been out.

    I feel like Google and Apple are just brainstorming for the next big thing. Apple watch? Google glasses? Nike+ shoes?
    I can see how it can be useful- but really, how many more gadgets can a person use/need? I have my laptop, phone, and tablet. And now I need to mechanize my glasses and my watch? It'll be like Tony Stark and the iron man suit when you get up in the morning to go to work- but way more dorky.

    Don't get me wrong- these would be fun toys to have and I can see some real use for this- like a HUD for Google glasses for GPS directions, POV videos, etc.
    But there is going to be a limit on how many gadgets people are going to carry around/pay a monthly fee for/upgrade yearly.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I think i missed the price when i started reading and getting excited about this...there isn't a chance in hell I'd spend $1,500 on that thing. Not a chance. I'd be in the market around $600-$700.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by pedenske View Post
    this does look to be some seriously cool innovation. Only big thing keeping my back would probably be the $1500 price tag
    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I think i missed the price when i started reading and getting excited about this...there isn't a chance in hell I'd spend $1,500 on that thing. Not a chance. I'd be in the market around $600-$700.
    I, too, obviously didn't pay attention to the $1,500 price. If that is what they are seeking, they can have it. At least put it in the range of a typical smartphone...Sheesh!
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I'm excited about where it might be in the next 10 to 20 years. Right now, it doesn't look like much. Of course by then I might actually need glasses.
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    Default Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Google actually said the price will be significantly lower when released but the 1,500 is for the first 8,000 dev units released or something like that. They said it would be closer to what premium smart phones cost.

    I'm excited for the possibilities of what it will be able to do.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I have the wait and see approach for now. I think I am more interested in the iWatch if its at all real, not a fan of things on my face.
    Apple built it, so it will work.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I guess i just thought of it as a stand alone mobile device, but its more of an accessory at this point. Once they beef it up with it's own cellular capabilities, I'll be in line on release day!
    They probably will release a version with mobile data.

    Quote Originally Posted by pedenske View Post
    this does look to be some seriously cool innovation. Only big thing keeping my back would probably be the $1500 price tag
    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    I think i missed the price when i started reading and getting excited about this...there isn't a chance in hell I'd spend $1,500 on that thing. Not a chance. I'd be in the market around $600-$700.
    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I, too, obviously didn't pay attention to the $1,500 price. If that is what they are seeking, they can have it. At least put it in the range of a typical smartphone...Sheesh!
    Calm down! That's probably just the closed beta, developer version price. It'll be much less expensive when it's released to the public.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hail Caesar View Post
    I have the wait and see approach for now. I think I am more interested in the iWatch if its at all real, not a fan of things on my face.
    Meh. Will probably be overpriced and underpowered, more so than Glass will be (if it's any of those two at all).
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    After reading this, I'm getting pretty fired up for this devices official release! The only negative i see (which just seems like a scenario where they just haven't designed the piece yet) is the fact that it doesn't have it's own cellular radio, so it has to be tethered outside of WiFi signals.

    My biggest concern with it, privacy. There is nothing from stopping anyone from recording you and you have no idea that you are even being recorded. As cool as it is it's going to create a lot of controversy at some point.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I think this project is cool yet ridiculous. There is no need for the constant stimulation and we have no clue what the side affects of it are.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    If google can give me one situation in which this will enrich my life, bring me closer to my loved ones, or fill an as yet unfilled niche, I'll buy.

    That's the very basic disconnect between the marketing Apple uses and what just about everyone else uses. Apple shows us how their products will make our lives better, and they deliver on that with products that do so without unnecessary complications.

    Every other product I've used ends up being more trouble than its worth. Complicated setup and inconsistent results.

    Sorry Google, but I just don't see this resonating with a large part of the buying population, not only on the basis of how utterly ridiculous it is but I am pretty sure it'll be a pain in the *** to get setup as well.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I think it's incredible how far technology is truly advancing right before my eyes. Even a mere 10 years ago I don't think anyone expected us to advance this quickly. Very interesting product, looking forward to seeing something solid, despite my dislike for Google's technical side... The search engine is cool though. Lol.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by iRy757 View Post
    I think it's incredible how far technology is truly advancing right before my eyes. Even a mere 10 years ago I don't think anyone expected us to advance this quickly. Very interesting product, looking forward to seeing something solid, despite my dislike for Google's technical side... The search engine is cool though. Lol.
    I still remember vividly the excitement of my introduction with the internet via dial-up connection, with my first pager and with my first polyphonic cellphone.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    To me Google Glass and iWatch represent the effort from the giant tech companies to pioneer the exploration of new possibilities: to beat stagnation, to overturn the established, to find new ways how we will interact with the pool of shared knowledge in this era of information revolution. That alone is very exciting.

    However, I cant really tell whether the mass market will be excited about the product, hell, I cant even tell how I will react until I've played around with them. But, the idea itself is pretty exciting and I will surely try Google Glass.
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    Default Re: Google Glass...Not going to lie, I'm quite excited to try this thing!

    I'm definitely going to buy google glass and possibly an iwatch. I wear a watch just about everyday so once I see some concrete info ill know whether or not it is for me
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