Google Glass may possible we one of the most talked about tech projects of the last decade. Now, the tech giant is accepting purchase applications for its experimental glasses from everyday buyers.
The application contest will allow everyday users to get their hands on the augmented reality ‘glasses’ but only if they prove why they deserve the technology.
The contest has been launched on the official Glass web site which was launched specifically for the contest. On the website Google offers three links: “How it Feels,” “What It does” and “How to Get one.”
The “How it Feels” link leads users to a video that showcases the Google Glass technology. The video shows off dozens of Google Glass users who take advantage of the glasses built-in voice recognition, on-board, hands-free video recording, photo and video capture and other features.
Here is the “How it Feels” video:
Google has also revealed that the Google Glass project will offer the Glasses in five color options: Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton and Sky.
To receive the glasses Google wants to know what you will do with the glasses by using the hashtag #ifihadglass. Users must answer that question in 50 words or less via Google+ or Twitter.
If you want to brown nose your way to a pair of Google Glass the company will also accept up to five photos and a short 15 second video.
Winners will be selected on Google+ (+ProjectGlass account) and on Twitter via @ProjectGlass.
This contest marks the first time people other than Google employees and developers will gain access to the Google Glass project.
Google will select its new Google Glass wearers by February 27.
According to Google:
“Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1,500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.”
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