Yesterday Google opened up its Glass beta program to everyone in the United States willing to fork over $1,500 for the swanky wearable, while also bolstering the device's software lineup with the addition of three new apps.
Available to all users now through MyGlass right now, Foursquare, TripIt and OpenTable help to make the device a little more useful for the regular traveller, as well as those who like to keep their social networks clued in with their excursions and trips out into the great unknown.
To accompany the new software, as well as the beta launch, Google is asking Glass users to share information on their travels using the hashtag #travelthroughglass.
Despite the hardware being around for quite a while now, Google has been slow to push it to market, instead relying on short bursts of availaibility, most likely in a bid to drive up the level of desirability and exclusivity of the product. However, not everyone remains convinced, and there has been notable backlash towards those wearing Google Glass in the States of late.
With rumours abound of an updated version of the hardware, it's possible that a full global consumer release may not be too far away, hopefully with a much lower price tag than the incredibly over-the-top $1,500 the companis is currently asking for.