Google has been talking about Project Glass for a while now. Project Glass will give people the ability to wear a pair of Internet eyeglasses that offer features similar to a smartphone. As crazy as the idea sounds, wouldn’t you want to know what it was like to wear a pair? Now you can.
Google recently launched a new website for Project Glass and there is a video shot from the perspective of someone wearing the Internet-enhanced glasses available for viewing.
In the video, users command the glasses by saying “OK Glass,” and then following that up by saying something like “record video” or “take a picture.” According to USA Today, data is displayed in the upper right hand corner of the glasses and users can look at things like GPS directions and weather reports. There is also a function which allows the eyeglass wearers to perform web searches.
For those who want to make sure they get a chance to try out the glasses, there is a way. Google is holding a contest that will allow winners to experiment with the glasses and share how they would use them. Winners of the contest must pre-order the Glass Explorer Edition for $1,500. The details of the contest are below:
Using Google+ or Twitter, tell us what you would do if you had Glass, starting with the hashtag #ifihadglass.
Your application must be 50 words or less
You must include #ifihadglass in your application
You can include up to 5 photos with your application
You can include a short video (15 secs max)
Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) or Twitter (@projectglass) so that we can contact you directly
You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to apply
For more details, please see our full Terms and FAQ
Source: (USA Today)