Google has been making a lot of buzz in the tech news lately with Google Glass, a wearable computing device that looks like glasses with a virtual display over the eye. They just announced an update to the UI and released a video about it this week:
I do think this is the year of wearable computing (more on that soon) but a few initial thoughts on Glass:
- How long does the battery last on this thing? It seems so small I doubt it could be very long, then again bluetooth headphones do last a whil, but they aren't powering a camera along with everything els.
- Seems like a great way to quickly pull up some info without using your hand.
- Hands free video calling seems awesome and a great way to easily share something cool you are seeing with someone els.
- A lot of the use of this device seems to be based on taking pictures and vide. On a device this small I have to think the quality of pictures and video can't be that good.
- What about people like me who wear actual glasses needed for sight most of the day. Will Glass work over my real glasses? Doesn't look like it.
If Google handed me one of these today, you could bet your ass I would give it a try.
More info on the Google Glass website