Monday, February 3, 2014

Google Glass is Now Ready for Prescription Lenses

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Google Glass is coming. It won't be long before the wearable computing platform is available for all of us to purchase.
 
However, since its inception there has been one criticism leveled at the computing platform, and it's one I completely agree with. Despite the fact that is worn as a pair of glasses, Google Glass has never been able to handle prescription lenses. That is, until now.
 
Google has announced that users of the device that is currently in beta testing will now be able to order prescription ready frames in 4 different styles. There are also 3 separate sunglass styles that will also attach to the Glass lenses.
 
The new frames appear to be pretty stylish which will also help Glass go along way to social acceptance. Because let's face it, only a geek like me would want to put an ugly glasses type computing platform on their face. If you really want the masses to adopt this, it's got to be cool. And cool means looking good and being something people * want* to wear.
 
Google has even gone so far as to train optometrists to attach the Glass hardware to the new frames. If a user doesn't feel comfortable doing it themselves, there will be professionals that will be able to lend a hand.
 
So this is all interesting and looks pretty cool for the world of Glass that we are about to enter sooner as opposed to later. I can't wait to get my hands on one of these things. I'll bet a lot of you can't either.

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