At long last, the most obvious upgrade to Google’s smart eyewear has actually arrived: Glass is now available for use with prescription glasses.
Since the launch of Glass’ explorer program in 2013, the inclusion of prescription frames has been the most commonly requested improvement for Google’s wearable tech. On Monday, Google finally announced that frames would finally become a reality for Explorers and covetous four-eyed Glass fans. The original headset will also still be available for Glass users who do not need prescription lenses.
Anyone hoping for a price drop for this wait is in for another surprise, though. Entry into Google’s Glass Explorer program is set at $1,500, and the addition of prescription frames will set you back another $225. Google has also released a set of tinted shades for use with Glass; like their prescription counterparts, the shades are sleek, stylish and thoroughly in-keeping with Apple’s chic brand.
Ever since its release to a select few Explorers, Google Glass has been generating media attention and gaining recognition around the world; it is still unclear when the product will become widely available, though Apple is said to be aiming for a release in the last half of 2014.
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