has shown off Project Glass
in the most intense situations with skydivers and stunt bikers putting the augmented reality glasses to the test, but the rest of us will have to wait until 2014. This impressive demo featuring Google+ Hangouts
in the air and video recording was shown off at Google’s I/O conference
. The first roll out of the glasses will occur next year, but it is aimed at developers. The Explorer Edition will allow developers to play around with the potential of the glasses, but they will have to pay $1,500 for the privilege.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin
explained that the release of the Explorer Edition will push back the release of the product aimed at consumers. Brin said, “These Explorer Editions I'd like to get out early next year. Within a year after that I want to have broad consumer offering." We really hope that the consumer product will be significantly cheaper. On the other hand, at least we have plenty of time to save up for a pair.