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Want a pair of Google Glass specs? Here’s how to get ‘em…

Posted By Matthew Marchesano On February 20, 2013 @ 11:08 am In Google | No Comments

[1]So we’re all hip to Google’s latest consumer mega-project, Glass [2], right? The company that’s synonymous with ‘looking things up on the Web’ hasn’t released much information on its Glass project lately—not since they opened pre-orders to developers and media at their 2012 I/O [3] event.

A New York City resident [4] who describes himself as a “wearable computing and augmented reality enthusiast” spotted Google co-founder Sergey Brin rocking a test pair on a NYC subway [5] earlier in the year; supposedly another hundred or so pairs were out there being tested at the time.

In the meantime, Google has given us plebeians a little Google Glass taster in the form of a two-minute video. It’s something of a ‘you wish you could have this life’-themed product video; it depicts some truly astonishing, not-accessible-by-normal-people activities. We’re talking hot air balloon riding, skydiving, plane flying, snake handling—all through the lens of Google Glass. Check it out below:

It makes you almost hate yourself for never being able to afford one. Well, I suppose I shouldn’t speak too soon, as there is currently no list price available. Pre-orders have just been expanded, though.

To earn the unusual privilege of wearing a pair of Glass specs yourself, you must apply by submitting a 50-words-or-less essay stating what you would do if you had ‘Glass’ on. Include up to five photos or a 15-second video, then post your contribution on Twitter with the #ifihadglass hashtag included.

Hey, who knows? You could get lucky! Based on the video, however, it seems Google’s looking [2] for someone who does some unconventional, arguably crazy things on a regular basis. Is that you?


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[2] Glass: http://www.google.com/glass/start/

[3] 2012 I/O: https://developers.google.com/events/io/

[4] resident: https://twitter.com/noazark

[5] NYC subway: http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/01/21/spotted-sergey-brin-wearing-google-glass-specs-as-he-blends-in-on-nyc-subway/

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