A month ago Google let any US resident buy its Glass for just a single day. At midnight last night Mountain View informed us that it is now going to “move to a more open beta”, and let any US resident buy its wearable tech, as long as stocks are available.
The company is seeking to expand the number of ‘Explorers’ in order to improve the hardware and software that provide the Glass experience, we are told. This new open beta program is for US residents only and the price remains at an eye-watering $1,500 for potential new buyers (Glass Guinea pigs).
The finalised consumer version of the Glass wearable tech is expected to go on sale towards the end of this year. Hopefully the price will come down significantly with mass production so perhaps there’s no need to be envious of US residents who need to fork out such a lot of cash for a work-in-progress device.