So Google's prescription-suited frames for +Google Glass
finally make their debut: four styles at $225 apiece, though that's without corrective lenses of course. Meanwhile there are two new twist-on sunglasses options as well.
I'm glad to see this, but I'm also a little disappointed in how Google approached the issue of catering for glasses-wearers. Right now it's all-or-nothing: Glass unscrews from the default band and screws into one of these "Titanium Collection" frames instead.
Problem is, there are times when I want to be able to see but I don't necessarily want to be wearing Glass. Maybe I'm somewhere where it's not acceptable to wear, like a movie theater, but where I'd still like to, y'know, see things (I'm short-sighted). Maybe Glass' battery is dead, and I'd rather have it plugged into a charger than perched lifeless on the side of my face.
To me, the obvious solution would've been to have the Glass section detachable - then I could wear the frames all the time, and "snap on" Glass whenever I wanted its functionality.
As it stands, I'm basically going to have to carry two sets of glasses with me: Glass with prescription frames, and a normal pair for the times when I'm not wearing the wearable. I'm glad us corrective-vision people are finally getting catered for, but I wish the Glass team had been a bit more open to suggestions about how we might want it all to work. #wearabletech #googleglass