Google Glass Explorer Edition unboxing photo

Google first began taking pre-orders for its Glass Explorer Edition at last year's Google I/O, but because of the developer-focused nature of the event and the $1,500 price tag, not everyone was capable of reserving a Glass unit of their own. Fortunately, some folks that have already received their Glass have allowed us to live vicariously through them by sharing unboxing photos and some of the features of the unit itself.

The images you see above were posted to Google+ by Brandon Allgood and are meant to shown exactly what Glass owners will find when they open the unit's box for the first time. Included is a carrying pouch, a couple of attachable shade, microUSB cable, charger and the Glass unit itself. The item in the right shows the packaging itself, featuring just an "XE" (Explorer Edition) plastered on it.

A couple of other Google Glass users went ahead and started using their device right away and posted some details of what they found. For example, Cecilia Abadie found that she was able to send navigation information from her Android phone to her Glass unit using the recently-released MyGlass companion app. Matt Abdou has shared a video taken by Google employee Josh Armour that offers a first-person view of his go-kart race. The brief clip is available below.

Google dumped a bunch of Glass information on us yesterday, including a full spec list and an announcement that it would begin shipping out Explorer Edition units in waves to those folks that plunked down $1,500 at Google I/O 2012. Regular consumers will need to wait until sometime later this year to get their opportunity to buy some Glass, but Google has said that the final unit's price will be below $1,500, so those folks that have to wait will at least get a lower price of entry. The good news is that we're likely to continue to see photos and videos captured by Glass in the coming months, so anyone that's waiting for the public launch will be able to whet their appetite for Glass with that content.

Via Engadget, +Brandon Allgood, +Cecilia Abadie, +Matt Abdou

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Joseph Alan Richardson
Joseph Alan Richardson Wow this is so freaking cool! I want some to attach to my glasses!
Nicholas StylishDemeanor Scafe
Nicholas StylishDemeanor Scafe Feature read girls minds even if its just gimmick#am that desperate :)#
Huey Liggins
Huey Liggins Lord. Voyager vids will increase tenfold. Nothing but perverts following women around haha!
Facebook user
Facebook user I think i'd spy on all my enemies!
Joel Hershberger
Joel Hershberger X-ray vision people. I want to see more of the women around me. Yes, I am still a kid. lol
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza Hmm if someone were to kill you they would know who did it. This would really help police, that is if you get to say "Glass Record" before you get shot.
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza It's over 9000!!!!
Josh Veerkamp
Josh Veerkamp Feature I'd use the most would be the sunglasses.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz ok glass
Carl Dale
Carl Dale porn hub... Lol joke... naaa, i would use it like my normal phone, just without the phone itself. THANK god the sensation xe has 4.0.3 so maybe compatible :)
Ashley Hinds
Ashley Hinds Ingress?
George Millhouse
George Millhouse that is one of the few reasons i want this lol
Brandon Moran
Brandon Moran Google now mostly, navigation, depending on storage and uploading , might start vlogging my day for personal memories.. Sometimes some of those hilarious moments happen, and your smartphone already missed it..
Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez xRay
Gary Acebuche
Gary Acebuche Scan everyone's power level
George Millhouse
George Millhouse some already have theirs
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza As soon as the first one is shipped out.
George Millhouse
George Millhouse bets on when the first porn is made with this?
Diego Velasquez Lopez
Diego Velasquez Lopez Augmented reality
William Plotner
William Plotner Camera. But to be honest I don't really know what it can do.

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