Google Glass Explorer Edition is available to testers and developers since 2013. The price of the Explorer Edition is 1500 USD in the United States.
Google Glass Consumer Edition will be launched in 2014. The price of the Consumer Edition will be significantly less than the Explorer Edition.
Why to have two editions
Testers can participate in the Explorer Program and they receive Google Glass Explorer Edition for 1500 USD. It’s for developers and also for a few consumers.
The Google Glass Consumer Edition is not available yet. It will be launched in 2014 and it will be sold on the UK retail market in the early days.
Main features for that price
You can make photos with the 5 megapixel camera which is capable of recording 720p HD video. It’s like a headcam filled with online social presence. You can communicate online, share photos and videos. Furthermore you can become a living Wikipedia.
You can ask Google anytime anywhere.
Google Glass has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 682 MB RAM, 12 GB available storage, 1.2 GHz dual core CPU. Touchpad on the side.
Privacy and restrictions
Concerns have been raised regarding the legality in several countries. Especially in Russia, Ukraine, and other post-USSR countries.
In February 2013, a Google+ user noticed legal issues with Glass and posted in the Glass Explorers community. He stated that the device may be illegal to use in Russia and Ukraine because it’s not allowed to use spy gadgets that can record video, audio or take photographs in an inconspicuous manner. There is a similar law in post-USSR Hungary which is member of the European Union.
The public use of Google Glass is questionable in several US states because of privacy and security.
The header photo of this post is made by lawrencegs.
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