Spectacles and eyeglasses also have their own share of story when talking about innovation and technology. In fact, it’s no ordinary innovation, it’s something from Google. Google Glasses is a new product developed by the biggest search engine. It appears like the typical eyeglasses, only in a sleeker built. By late 2013, this item will scatter in the market, but what many people ask now is “is it really worth the buy?”
Prior to its release date, developers already publicized the price we can expect, a whopping $1,500. Now that’s expensive for just a pair of glasses. Well it also has unique features that ordinary glasses don’t have that need to be considered. Hereâ€™s some of it.
Design and outer image
As mentioned, Google Glass has a sleek design fit for every character. Its battery, which happens to be the most important part of the glass, is located at the rightmost part of the glass, almost touching the ears. A small and thin tube-like part is also at the right part. Inside it is where the CPU, micro speakers and microphone are placed. At the front part of this tube, which ends at the middle half of the glasses, the camera and prism are built. Glass also has an adjustable nose pads for a more comfortable fit. This item may look fragile, but its makers made sure that it will survive even the toughest hands.
The high definition display of Glass is equal to a 25-inch HD screen from about 8 feet away. It has 5 MP for photos and 720 MP for videos. Both photos and videos can be taken from the small, almost invisible, built in camera. This gadget also has a bone conduction transducer for better audio. It allows you to connect to the Internet with its 802.11b/g wifi and Bluetooth feature.
Compatibility and more
It just looks small, but Google Glass has a sizable storage of 12 GB, and a total of 16 GB when synced with Google cloud storage. When talking about battery life, you can almost say this device is much like a mobile. It allows you to enjoy one full day of use without worrying about charging. However, other features like video recording and Hangouts may consume more battery life. Just bring its Micro USB cable and charger to be sure.
As for the compatibility, Google Glass can work with any bluetooth-compatible mobile phone. The MyGlass companion app necessitates an Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3, and this app enables SMS sending and GPS. Now, what more can you ask for?
Purchasing a useful gadget like this should really be considered. Where else can you find a device that allows you to take pictures and videos, hands-free? Glass is also capable of answering just any questions, with the help of Google, of course; not to mention translating into different languages. Lastly, Google Glass is voice-operated, which means you donâ€™t have to put your groceries down just to take a photo of a Primadonna shoes stacked on the store’s racks.