Google shows off updated Glass hardware with earbud and prescription support

A day after inviting members of its Explorers program to swap their old frames for new ones, Google Glass is showing the world what the latest model looks like. In a post on Google+, the company shows a slightly modified version of Glass that includes a removable mono earbud.

Google pulled the wraps off their new Google glass hardware update yesterday. All current Glass users will be eligible for a 1-time swap out to this newer hardware. Besides the obligatory internal upgrades, the new version of Glass includes an optional earbud to help you keep your conversations private. It also allows users to order with their current glasses prescription – making it easier to see the Glass prism for people with poor vision. This new version looks pretty appealing to us, but it still won’t get us to fork over the obscene amount of money required for current users ($1500). If it’s under $200 once it finally goes public… maybe. We’ll have to wait and see since Google hasn’t announced an official release date for Glass just yet.

Josh Carr
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