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[BBC] Google Glass to go on sale for one day

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Google Glass will go on sale to the US public on 15 April for a single day, the company has announced.

Users must be 18 years old and are required to fill in an online form in order to be eligible to buy the device.

The eyewear will cost $1,500 (£894) and the BBC understands UK developers may have access as early as May.

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You know, in case any of you guys have a spare $1,500 lying around.
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I was accepted into the glass explorer program last year....but I didn't know we would have to pay for the glasses, let alone $1500 to be able to get a pair. I unfortunately had to decline the offer sad-smiley-002.gif
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its already banned in most public places where i live, so makes me know ill never get them, never mind pay to get them, never mind take them for free.
   
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I'll just put on a pair of sunglasses and walk around acting like they are google glass. tongue.gif
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its already banned in most public places where i live, so makes me know ill never get them, never mind pay to get them, never mind take them for free.

Nevermind having someone violently murder you for your glasses. Which I just know is g onig to happen to someone at some point...
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Before I drop $1500 on something, I want to make sure it's going to stick around and not be banned everywhere. It can be a very invasive piece of equipment, and the first thing I thought when I saw it was "this will be banned".

Many places have already banned using them, and I use prescription glasses. If I bought them i'd get my prescription put into them and if I can't go into certain areas with them then I'd need to carry spare glasses. Unless I start carry a purse around, that's not happening. It's a deal breaker for me. rolleyes.gif
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Nevermind having someone violently murder you for your glasses. Which I just know is g onig to happen to someone at some point...

As people have been mugged/killed for goddam iPods, I can definitely see the same happening for Glass.

At least it'll be recorded. ...not that a mask wouldn't render that recording useless though.
Would still probably creep some people out, and act as a deterrent, but then again a lot of the people mugging others for their stuff aren't the brightest either.
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Hate to say it, but....most of the people who are going to wear these around probably won't be missed by many at all (in the case of the violent murder thing). Because chances are...they are huge d-bags/bandwagoners/sheep to the wolf anyway. I hope they sell out.
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Hate to say it, but....most of the people who are going to wear these around probably won't be missed by many at all (in the case of the violent murder thing). Because chances are...they are huge d-bags/bandwagoners/sheep to the wolf anyway. I hope they sell out.

Do you mean those "vloggers" on youtube running around pointing their cameras all over the place talking about nonsense in the middle of a crowd?
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Yea they fit the bill. Skinny jeans, long sleeve flannels in mid-summer, take strong, aggresive stances on matters/issues that they not only know NOTHING about, but that also aren't actually matters/issues to anyone but themselves. Attention whores. Yea, those.

I can't see such people spending 1,500$ for something this flimsy...
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