All U.S. Mortals Can Buy Google Glass on April 15

Paul Lilly

Your chance to become a Glass Explorer

Intrigued by Google's Glass Explorer program? If so, you'll soon have your chance at owning a pair of Google's wearable device next week. Google is giving anyone and everyone living in the U.S. (and at least 18 years old) a limited time opportunity to join the Explorer Program on a first come, first served basis starting at 9 a.m. ET on April 15. It will be the first time Google has opened up the program to the general public.

"To discover new places, sometimes we need to leave the map behind. And that's what Glass Explorers do. They are the first to make, to tinker, to create, to shape, and to share through Glass. We're expanding little by little, and experimenting with different ways of bringing new Explorers into the program," Google says.

If you don't feel like tying a string to your finger, you can sign up for a reminder on Google's website . Bear in mind that Glass runs $1,500 and that supplies are limited. Despite the high cost, they're likely to sell out, given the amount of interest there is in Google's wearable device.

This not to be confused with an actual consumer release. Google's just trying to expand the number of Explorers, which is a nice way of saying early adopters. An official launch to the general public is still expected for later this year.

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