Google Glass Challenge Day One: Hardware

Marco Hanna
Senior Multimedia Producer from Nashville, TN
Published: January 15, 2014

Google Glass has been floating around ever since I/O 2012, where Google's CEO introduced the device with some daring skydives. Fast-forward to January 2014 and Marco has been a Google Glass 2.0 owner for about two months. While it's a new form of tech that hasn't gone mainstream yet, Google Glass is one of the best examples of augmented reality technology that is supposed to enrich our everyday lives.

Google Glass is basically a pair of glasses that has a tiny little prism with a transparent display. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and will act as a secondary display for your phone. Right now you can do things like make calls, send texts and email, conduct video calls and search Google, and more Glassware apps are being added with system updates. The unit itself is still a prototype, and if you are lucky enough to get invited to try it out, you'll still need to spend $1,500 to purchase one.

So welcome to our Google Glass Challenge! This series will show both the great and the not-so-great features about Google Glass to help you decide if this futuristic eyewear is worth your hard-earned cash.

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