Apr 15 AT 8:32 AM Alex Wagner 6 Comments

Google Glass Explorer bundle now available for purchase


Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement of the KitKat update for Glass, the company has officially kicked off its one-day sale of its wearable device.

Any U.S. consumer can now become part of the Google Glass Explorer Program by ponying up $1,500 plus tax for a Glass Explorer bundle. Each purchase comes with a free shade or frame, charger, pouch, hard case and mono earbud. The colors available include Charcoal, Tangerine, Cotton, Shale and Sky.

Up until now, Google’s Glass Explorer Program has been invite-only. The company has expanded the program on a couple of occasions, but it’s still been somewhat difficult to join. Now any adult that lives in the U.S. and has $1,500 to spare can get some Glass of their very own. Obviously this program isn’t for everyone, but it’s great to see Google finally giving everyone an equal chance to get Glass. Plus, today’s offer is good for Google because it gives the company a chance to greatly expand its Glass testing ahead of the device’s public launch later this year.

Now that Glass is available to all U.S. residents and will begin receiving a KitKat update later this week, are any of you planning to pull the trigger on a unit today? 

Source: Google Glass

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  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    $1500 seems a bit steep given that it’s probably the same internal components as the original and the economies of scale should have kicked in by now to get the price lowered a little bit at least. Definitely not interested in this anymore. If they can get the price under $300 or 400 when it launches I might be interested again.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      There were slightly changes between V1 and V2, but not much. The only thing that makes me ok with having paid $1,500 for them is the pictures and video I’ve gotten of my kids over the last year that I never could have taken without Glass. We either aren’t going to see a consumer version until 2015 or it’s going to launch for consumers very near the same $1,500 price point.

  • McLovin

    With my tax refund burning a hole in my pocket I would have pulled the trigger on this. In heartbeat. But it’s “right eye” only which I can’t use since I’m right eye blind.

    • cale

      you would have to be pretty retarded to pay 1500 for this

      You could build a nice gaming rig AND get oculus rift dev 2 kit

    • cale

      didn’t mean to reply to you

  • donger

    Want one.