If you haven’t heard of the super-cool Google Glass, you are wrong!
Google Glass is a headset worn like glasses that has a projector for beaming images into the wearer’s right eye, creating an illusion equivalent to viewing “a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away.” That beaming of images happens by way of a prism, which bounces the light from the tiny projector into the prism and from there into the eye. The prism is clear, so looking through it shows both the projected image and also the normal field of vision. Users have to look up and to the right a little to see the Google Glass display.
Basically, Google Glass boasts of features such as: built-in microphone, capture pictures and video through the camera with voice commands or by tapping the touchpad on the right side of the Google Glass, Integrated Google map, Face recognition, etc. .
Fit: Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face, Extra nosepads in two sizes.
Display: High resolution display is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
Camera: Photos -5 MP, Videos -720p
Audio: Bone Conduction Transducer i.e sound is relayed to the user’s eardrum not into the ears but via bone conduction through the skull.
Connectivity: Wifi – 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
Storage: 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
Battery Life: One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
Charger: Included Micro USB cable and charger. (While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use)
Compatibility: Any Bluetooth-capable phone, The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.
Although since its release early this year, there have been both positive as well as negative reviews for Google glass (as some people believe that it can intrude on people’s privacy as users can find strangers with features like face recognition), one can’t but admit that it is one of the hottest gadgets yet! Some of you are probably itching to get their hands on one right now. That’s no problem; it cost $1,500 only. Chicken feed… right?