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Google teases more details about its Glass project

Google Glass, Google’s tantalizing glasses headset that projects images and data directly onto users’ eyes, got its own segment at Google I/O Wednesday even though the product is nowhere near being released for public consumption yet. The Glass headset includes a camera that captures pictures, has a processor and memory to store data, a microphone to send and receive voice messages and multiple radios for mobile data communication. Google said today that Glass’s display is actually positioned just above a user’s eye so that it doesn’t cause a distraction. Google didn’t show off many of the high-end features that it teased in its initial video of the device but instead showed how the device could be used to transmit simple first-person videos across Google+. The company is offering Glass “Explorer Edition” for pre-order at $1,500 for Google I/O developers only, as the product is not yet ready for mass consumption and is still “rough around the edges” in Google’s words.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.