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T. Abram Cox

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Bill Gufran

Thanks for sharing your experience :) overall, I agree with all your opinion. But still every people had their own though and we can't push people to love or hate it
Anyway I want that thing -.-

Richard

Thanks for this review: I find the HUD aspect much more interesting than the camera issue, although I've come to see the value of dash cameras and agree with David Brin that there is value in having the watched become the watchers.

"I believe that video games have enriched my life in a number of ways."

I'd be interested to see you expound on this.

While I've spent my share of time in Half-Life and Portal and others, I have a hard time enumerating the benefits beyond entertainment.

Apostolos

Great review, Christian. I really loved the second paragraph.

I tried Glass two weeks ago and wrote a post about it with the intention of not being a review because I didn't have the time to try it exhaustively. I'd welcome you to read it and tell me your opinion and feedback. Here's the link: apas.gr/2013/05/i-tried-google-glass/

dj_baggadonuts

Great post Christian. Your experience matches my own almost identically. Thank you for pointing out the issue with the camera button when placing glasses upside-down. I can't tell you how many pictures of my desk or someone across the table I've taken unintentionally. Easily solved by recessing the button or maybe a slight bump to protect against accidental presses.

For me the killer app. is currently the camera because I don't have an Android phone with a suitable data plan to use the Search and Maps features w/o WiFi. The still pictures I've taken have been remarkably good considering the hardware. I find that not having to hold a phone up in front of my face to take a picture much more convenient. For example, taking photos of my daughter climbing at an adventure park was much easier.

I think the privacy issues will sort themselves out just as they have for smartphones. Most of us wouldn't walk into sensitive areas like restrooms or changing rooms with a phone on and in camera mode and I think the same will apply to Glass.

This does bring up another issue with Glass in its current form - what to do with them when you don't or shouldn't wear them. They don't fold so hanging them from your shirt collar or putting them in a pocket doesn't work. Google has provided a bag for them but who carries that around all day? The only solution I've come up with is the top of the head like sunglasses but they aren't particularly stable up there.

After two weeks, wearing Glass out and about still has an embarrassment factor for me - partially because I don't like the attention and partly because I look like the Borg. :-)
I tend to wear the black lenses and since my unit is Charcoal they look more like regular sunglasses. Nice touch by Google to include quality lenses from Maui Jim.

At the moment there is a novelty and newness to Glass that wearing them invariably results in lots of test drives by non-geeks. Most people are blown away by the experience. There have been lots of questions about how I got my pair (GoogleIO) and when are they available to the public. You are absolutely right that kids love them. More importantly perhaps is that they've heard of them. My daughter's 10 year old soccer team members all knew what they were and wanted to try them.

Anyway, thanks for the post. I'd love to hear more as you live with Glass longer...

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