Google Glass on sale for one day

Google Glass on sale for one day

12 APR 2014

Provided you live in the US, have filled in the online booking form – and don’t mind splashing out $1,500 – you can own Google Glass eyewear.

The sale, however, lasts only for one day – 15 April.

Google is clearly moving cautiously in attracting so-called ‘Glass Explorers’ – its name for Google Glass wearers – before it makes a bigger marketing push (with no doubt lower prices and taking into account customer feedback).

“We’re expanding little by little, and experimenting with different ways of bringing new Explorers into the program,” said Google.

According to research firm IDC, shipment volumes in the wearable computing market – which include Google Glass and other wearable accessories – will exceed 19 million units in 2014 (more than three times last year’s volume).

IDC estimates that the global market will grow to 111.9 million units by 2018.

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Ken Wieland

Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight...More

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