Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s, still-in-beta mode Google Glass is now available for sale for $1,500 to anyone in the United States as informed by the Internet Company through a blog post on Tuesday. Internet connected eyewear called Glass will be offered till the stocks last to all in the US.
Similar sale, last month
The gadget was offered for sale to the U.S. public at a price of $1,500 for one day last month as the company wanted that general public too should be able to buy it rather than just a group of few privileged people such as the app developers.
The eyewear was offered to the general public for sale for the first time in April, and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) claims to have sold all the units of the stock in a day’s time, but did not disclose how many units of the gadget have been sold. However, Google had confirmed the news on its Google+ Glass account, saying “Welcome to our new Explorers! All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now, but if you missed it this time, don’t worry. We’ll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future. You can sign up below to stay updated. That’s all for now, folks.”
Google Glass- loaded with multiple features
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is focusing on improving both the hardware as well as the software of the gadget. The company has not disclosed how many units of the product it intends to sell or will it manufacture more units for sale once the stock of current sale expires or not. It is expected that the company will offer the consumer version of the gadget for sale to the general public toward the end of 2014.
Google Glass has a stamp sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frames that is enabled with multiple features like recording of video, access to emails, providing driving directions turn-by-turn and connect with a user’s cell phone wirelessly so as to retrieve a piece of information from the Web.Privacy concerns are associated with Google Glass and bans have been proposed on the gadget by some legislators.
This open purchasing option offered by the company is considered a part of its Glass Explorer Program. The company has scheduled a full blown consumer launch of this gadget in the later part of the year, and the current orders are limited to the buyers in the US only.