Google is promising its Google Glass will be available sometime later this year for under $1,500, but until it’s officially available to the public to purchase, the company is being selective as to who gets their hands and eyes all over it.
Google is announcing it has picked 8,000 “winners” who will be able to purchase their Google Glass for $1,500 making them the first people to be given a chance to experience the wearable computer. The winners Google selected were chosen from a contest the company ran last month requiring U.S. residents to submit a 50-word application through Twitter or Google+ explaining how exactly they would use the technology.
The winners who were chosen by Google won’t be able to get their Google Glass shipped to them, even after spending $1,500 for them, as they’ll need to travel to either New York, Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area in order to pick up their “prize.” With how many hoops these 8,000 people have to jump through to get their Google Glass, we think we’ll just wait until we can pick ours up from Target or Walmart while we’re shopping for some ripe bananas.
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