Google’s ‘Project Glass’: From your point of view

voice commands, an integrated touchpad and a 1-inch display.

Once connected to Wi-Fi, Project Glass can show map directions and even let you do Google Hangout video chats. An integrated camera lets you record videos and take still photos that can be instantly shared.

What it does:

All notifications from your phone will be visible on the head-mounted display.

There are no visual distractions while driving or walking – you can dictate messages/mails and even schedule meetings using voice commands.

The augmentedreality-enhanced display can help you fi nd nearby objects, people, offer location-based recommendations and deals.

Possible downsides:

It’s constantly connected to the internet, which is likely to drain its small battery within hours.

Much like apple’s siri, project glass will take time to support various languages as well as accents.

There’s no clarity on how it will work for people who wear prescription glasses – google is still working on it.

Availability:

At the moment, only attendees of the ongoing Google I/O 2012 event can place a pre-order for Project Glass.

It will cost them US$1,500 a piece and they will get the product sometime in 2013. Project Glass will likely be priced much lower, probably, between $250 and $350, when it hits the market in 2014.


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