Google Glass may have only started shipping to developers today, but Google’s augmented reality headset is already for sale on eBay.
Lucky ‘If I had Glass’ competition winners, known now as Glass Explorers, have the opportunity to try out Google Glass before it becomes available to the general public. However, one such fortunate Explorer has already put their Google Glass up for sale on eBay.
“I was selected to try Google Glass,” reads the Google Glass eBay listing. “I was contacted via Twitter and can send a screen shot. I will get details in a few weeks to pick them up.”
Glass Explorers and developers had to pay $1,500 for the privilege of getting their hands on Google Glass, but anyone looking to buy this listed pair will have to fork out the current listing price of $90,100 (£59,067) with 28 bids.
The auction ends in three days so the current figure is bound to rise, although we fail to see who would fork out this large sum for a prototype of the technology.
Videos from Google Glass have already started to appear online. Check out what we’ve seen so far in our Google Glass: Best videos roundup.
The head mounted augmented reality features a display that is the “equivalent of a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away,” claims Google. The small display delivers information and features to the top right-hand corner of the wearer’s field of vision and works in conjunction with a 5-megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p HD video.
Voice recognition is the primary interaction method for Google Glass but the device also features a small touchpad mounted behind the camera on the side of the glasses. Speaking the phrase “Okay Glass” followed by one of the preset instructions will direct Google Glass to take photos, access emails, send messages, record videos, start Google Hangouts or get Google Maps directions.
Google Glass has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built in for connectivity options and a battery claiming to last for “one full day of typical use”, according to Google. The search engine giant did hasten to add that “some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive” though.
Via: PC Advisor