So, what is Google glass?
It is a wearable computer, fitted with Bluetooth, GPS, camera, microphone, touchpad, display and battery. All of this in a compact lightweight tiny pair of glasses. As unbelievable as it sounds, it uses display technology, which puts data in the upper right corner of your prism screen. However, it has a resolution of 640X360, which gives you an equivalent feeling of looking at a 25 inch high definition screen from about 8 feet away.
What is so special about it?The two notable features are how you communicate with the device and how it communicates back to you. Saying OK glass is same as calling for a genie to make your wish come true. As for hearing, it does not have earplugs. It rather uses a new and innovative bone conduction transfer technology, which means you hear sound because of the vibration caused in your skull bone. It can record and share videos as you move that too from the first person perspective. Since the display is on the upper right corner of your right eye, there is no obstruction to your view. It has a storable memory of 12 GB and can be connected a Google drive in the cloud. It can be connected to your android phone or a device that has Bluetooth connectivity. It also comes with an attachable touchpad, which can be attached to one of your arms. If you are already wearing glasses, do not worry. Google is already working on doing partnerships with various lenses companies.
Is there something you might be missing?
One of the notable disadvantages of the device is the display. It can be a little tough to see the display in broad day light. In addition, the hearing technology can be a little inefficient especially when you are in a noisy place. For better hearing, you might have to insert ear buds in the ears. However, the biggest challenge that Google might be facing is relating to the security and privacy. Since, it has the technology of recording from the first person perspective; it can be an intrusion to your privacy.In spite of some challenges, Google glass is undoubtedly the most awaited device. It is slated to be launched in end of this year. The approximate price is estimated to be around $1500, though it can be priced later. In addition, the grapevine is that Microsoft and Apple among other big players are already working on their own variants in this space. If Google glass can really change your world or is it, just another fashionable device can only be seen by the end of the year.