The technology world is very excited by the prospect of Google’s wearable Glass tech releasing later this year, and in the last couple of days, things appear to have stepped up a notch or two. Following the Big G’s publication of Google Glass specs of its forthcoming digital spectacles – at which point the company also released a MyGlass companion app for Android – several unboxing images and hands-on videos have emerged across the Interwebs.
Although we are vaguely aware of the contents to which the Google Glass box will comprise, it’s always good to see it in picture. As you can see from this shot taken by one Googler, you’ve a microUSB cable and charger, a pouch, and clear / shaded lenses which you can switch between depending on the rays.
One thing I always find irritating about early "leaks" and unboxings of products is that, despite even mid-range smartphone cameras being able to churn out a decent 720p video, those who get their hands on these significant upcoming gadgets never seem to be able to source a decent camera. Unfortunately, the video unboxing of Glass by one Dan McLaughlin suffers from another case of absent camera syndrome, and what would otherwise have been a pretty decent clip is instead a rather choppy experience:
Despite the shortcomings of the recorded video, it at least offers a better insight into what consumers will likely be seeing when these things begin shipping later this year.
The following go-karting video was shot using Glass by Matt Abdou (via Google+), and offers another look at the devices video capabilities and image stabilization:
Finally, Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn has also received a unit of Google Glass, and although the commentary is naturally Vietnamese as opposed to English, at least the video doesn’t stutter quite as much as the one above:
I find the go-karting video to be particularly impressive, since it gives a first-hand look as to what wearing Glass will actually be like. Google has released these kinds of clips on several occasions, and as well as the numerous other new and potentially game-changing features the search giant’s headgear will bring to the fold, point of view video recording could also become something of a revolution.
With a price tag said to be well in excess of the $1,000 mark and shipments of such a new technology likely to constrained, the vast majority of those anxious to test out Glass will be left sorely disappointed. With that said, we still look forward to seeing what the developers can come up with in the run-up to release, and will keep you guys duly updated on their progress.