Google Glass Available To Public For One Day

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

If you've been waiting to purchase Google Glass Tuesday is your chance. For the first time it will go on sale to the general public just for a day, but is it worth the $1,500 price tag?

Shane Lundberg was one of the select few in Omaha to get invited to purchase Google Glass. WOWT 6 News sat down with him a few months ago just after he got it and he was thrilled. As for now he says, "I was really excited about getting it. I used it a lot when I first got it and then I saw a decrease in usage."

His favorite feature at the time was the accessibility of taking photos. "Anyone with children knows it's hard to hold a camera and a kid at the same time, but you're wanting to take those really fun photos. Glass lets you be totally hands free no matter what you're doing. That was really cool."

What he found out was he didn't have a use for all of the things it could do and because of that he ended up donating it to a doctor who he thought would use it more.

"If you have the money or have some kind of career or lifestyle for the world to see, Glass is cool for you."

Lundberg says it could especially be good for a traveler. "There's a lot of translation features, say you'd look at a stop sign and it would translate right in your eye so you didn't have to hear it or anything."

Overall he says you may want to think hard about the price and do your research before making the purchase. "If you're an average Joe it might not be what you're looking for."

It just happens that tomorrow there is an InfoTech Conference at the CenturyLink Center. Those attending the conference will have a unique opportunity to try out Google Glass to decide whether they want to purchase it or not.

Lundberg says he still believes wearable devices are the future.

Anyone wanting to purchase Google Glass can do so online starting at 9 a.m.


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