Google Accepting Applications for Google Glass Testers

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Laptop Adapters...

When the Google classes have come into being, It is popular on its magic function around the world.

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tiphanyguidotti

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mdbatmaxpc

Screw you, Google. You can hang onto your ideas, and your products. If you want me to test something for you, for free, and advertise your product, also for free, YOU should be paying me. It's a nice business model that makes you successful (and rich), but it stinks! So, happy binging!

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ramblerblake

Google Glass Testers not Beta Testers.

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Electrik

Ya gotta admit, they’re pretty cool and really not much different than people running around with camera phones, maybe a tad stealthier. And much more distracting for the user.

From the article;

“Explorers will each need to pre-order a Glass Explorer Edition for $1500 plus tax and attend a special pick-up experience, in person, in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.”

Sounds like you’re buying a set of glasses, not just paying for the privilege of using them.

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Gezzer

While I'll leave the debate over Google being evil or not up to you guys, I'm more worried about this going into common usage.
I mean if they say using your cell while driving is the same as driving over the legal limit, what will wearing these puppies do?
Will I have to give anyone wearing glasses a wide berth because they might be too busy recording something or sending an e-mail to pay attention to the real world?

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West996

To all of you raging about Google asking money for the beta test.. I don't think this is marketed towards the average consumer. It is marketed towards tech journalism, ect. And companies will pay for this and EVEN those few that have more money then brains.

So why should Google offer it for free when they know people will pay for it?

As to the conspiracy theories, I personally don't care if the government has access to my E-mail, I was never one that bought into the illusion of privacy. I government could install security cameras in my home and it wouldn't cause me to change my lifestyle one bit. I've nothing to hide.

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davelray

The only thing that would bother me, is after paying all this money to get a "beta" product, is when it was released, it released for far less than I paid. Given the tech involved in this product, I'm sure it's worth $1500 and I'd certainly sign up if it weren't for the fact I don't live near any one of the three pickup cities. Conspiracy theories aside, while I have no qualms about showing some government perv my "Oh" face, my lady would just get creeped out by the thought of someone watching what we do in the bedroom. Heck, I can't even get her to let me video it so I can enjoy the replay. And a camera in the bathroom? Forget it.

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Mikey109105

Why in all of FUCK would someone PAY ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY to BETA TEST a product? Google, I hope this product dies. Now, if it were FREE to beta test then I'd be humming a different tune right now, but since you want people to cough up 1.5K just to TRY it, go screw yourselves.

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Lednaara

*snorts* You mean I have to pay for the privilege of beta testing your product, Google? Wow, no one can say Google doesn't have balls can they?

Edit: It's not even just the $1500 but you'll also have to pay to get yourself to New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco to attend the "special pick-up experience."

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JLloyd13

looks cool

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Nixon

Small question, why do commercials showing off their cool new gadget always have the same sort of music? Sounds like some sort of indie uplift music. Bleh

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jgottberg

Knowing what Google does to generate advertising dollars, I would NOT want those glasses on my head. I'm not a conspiracy theorist in the least but it would make me nervous to wear these knowing that Google is most likely recording data such as where you are, what you see, etc... Cool technology though.

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Nixon

It would only be for a better ad experience!
Nobody would want to see a pop up ad that isn't interesting to them when waking up in the morning or driving on the way to work.

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Peanut Fox

A better experience would be not seeing or hearing an ad during any of those situations.

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Nixon

I know, I was just being silly. :)

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Peanut Fox

You just wait until the AR windshields catch on. They'll superimpose the videos at every intersection. As a result cars will be free but...

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jgottberg

lol, I detected the slightest hint of sarcasm :)

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jgottberg

Can't argue with your logic, Peanut :-)

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Danthrax66

Hey guys come test this product out for us, oh and pay us money for it even though it might not work...

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Browncow8

Really... how stupid is this. If you want people to test your product, don't charge them. Especially for something like this, I feel once it's available to the public, It will probably sell like hotcakes (if it's reasonably priced of course). Consumers aren't going to pay $1500 for it, why would a "beta" tester?

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Danthrax66

Magazines will pay for their journalists to get it, because you don't want to be the tech publication without a review/preview of it. Plus not only does google get the fee they are charging but they also get free publicity and when they release it for like $200 they will look good because they are selling it for less tan it cost them, or rather that is the perception people will have.

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gmvolk

And while we're at Google would like to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, real cheap!

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MaximumMike

That cliche is usually applied to someone making claims they cannot possibly fulfill. Not sure how it was intended to apply here.

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