Google Glass Designer gave ABCNews a preview of the Google glass.
Are the glasses a convenience or a distraction? Joanna Stern from ABCNews describes it as a distraction at first. But in the end Stern liked its features.
According to Google glass designer, Isabelle Olsson, the glass may look a little odd at first. However, its as light as a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses.
Olsson explains that they have incoroporated parts of a smartphone in the glasses. This included the processor, battery, and all the features a smartphone already has.
The glasses can do everything. The user can search the Internet and view maps right in front of their eyes without having to reach for a phone or tablet.
“We have been working to make these wearable. They won’t be done until we have removed everything we can possibly remove,” she says.
Depending on where you wear the glasses, the top left or right corner has a small camera and a small glass-looking box which is used as a display. The power and camera buttons are located at the top of the glasses. The glasses can also be controlled with the touchpad on the leg of the glasses.
“The touchpad is all hidden. There’s no texture, it extends all over.”
Olsson told STern that she has used the glasses to take pictures and uploaded them using the WiFi or Bluetooth connection. She explains that the phone has the capability of connecting to a phone via Bluetooth and can use the phone’s 3G or 4G connections.
Olsson would not allow Stern to wear the glasses nor would she and others discuss the battery life.
She did say that they made sure the display is located above the eye and not in front of it which makes it less distracting.
“We placed the display above the eye not in front of it; I want this to be immersive, but not distracting.”
Do you think they are close to perfecting Google’s glasses? Would you get one for yourself?
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