Google today posted a video preview of its forthcoming Google Glass wearable headset, providing a fresh, and more realistic look at the device’s user interface. The video, embedded below, was published early Wednesday after the company announced plans to expand its Glass pre-order program.
Up to now, only software developers have been eligible to get their hands on Google Glass, the computing headset Google introduced last year. Now, it’s opening up the chance to test it out to up to 8,000 “bold, creative individuals” like you–as long as you have $1,500 plus tax to spare.
The catch: You need to submit thoughts, photos, or short videos to Google+ or Twitter explaining what you could do with Google Glass–briefly. You have under 50 words, five photos, and a five-second video to make your case.
The contest of sorts is a sign that Google’s getting ready to release the highly anticipated project into the wild, though commercially available versions won’t be out until sometime next year. “We’re looking for a really diverse group, with people from all sorts of backgrounds, hobbies, jobs and lifestyles,” Google says.
The deadline for applications is February 27th. If you are chosen, we will reach out to you with an invitation to become a Glass Explorer (please remember to follow us so that we can contact you directly). Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Source: Google Glass