Today is Google Glass day. For the first time, the company is letting anybody and everybody order a pair with no application process needed. Because before, if you wanted to give Google $1,500 for a face computer, you had to qualify.
Now that Google Glass is fair game, we’re probably going to see it a lot more. Take, for example, this episode of The Ellen Show, where Ellen Degeneres tries on her own very special pair of “Google Glasses.”
At the end of the day, the selfie queen doesn’t actually play around with the real thing, but instead pokes a little fun at Google with the knock-off Google Glass she purchased on Craigslist for $14.95. Hey, it’s a good deal!
She also calls them “Google Glasses” the entire time, which will inevitably happen as the product filters into the mainstream. If it makes it that far.
Google Glass is a polarizing product. While some feel great conviction that facial computing is the new frontier, an equally loud and large group of people feel that the whole concept is slightly ridiculous.
But it goes further than poking fun, as Google Glass wearers have actually been assaulted in the Bay Area, as the housing crisis continues to create conflict between the tech community and others.
Skip to the :55 mark to check out the “Google Glasses” bit.