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Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new. 

Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one

We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.

*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program.

Did you consider lowering the price? ;-)
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Still $1500?! You're kidding me right - Sony and Facebook are making major moves, Apple is right around the corner, and you're not making this a loss-leader? Wisen up google - drop it to sub 1K at least.
 
So the leaked docs were indeed true!
 
Includes Frame !!!? Dag!! Lucky new Explorers !
 
Yawnnnnn... gets really boring hearing about the wonderful glass when you're not in the USA!!!!! HELLLOOOOOOO 
 
Included prescription frames are an option for this?!?!
 
+Google Glass Can I give you back the shade which I never opened and trade it in for the frames please!!!
 
+Shauna Mork Like no kidding, I'd give back the two active shades and one clear shade I cannot use with my prescription frames for an actual prescription frame.
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You're no Apple to be giving this at such a high price Google. You don't have that brand prestige yet. Please lower it if you expect to make sales from this. 
 
I just knew what that asterisk meant when I saw it!!!!! Gutted. 
 
Does it come with a free Google watch?
 
Speaking of shades or frames... what's the warranty look like on the shades? I had a run in with an errant door.  The shades were in my coat pocket at the time, and are now split down the middle.  Now I can barely use Glass outdoors because I rely on some kind of sunglasses to be able to see anything during daylight hours.
 
+Google Glass Does that mean the existing Explorers, who have not yet purchased shades or frames will get one for free?  It's only fair right??
 
US only.... I'm so shocked -.-
 
Being an early adopter carries the cost (aside from the high sticker price) of not getting all of the incremental updates and fixes as problems or improvements are discovered.  The fact that Google even gave original explorers a free swap is above and beyond what they're required to do. 

As for the continued high cost of the device: I assume Google wants people who are enthusiastic enough to pay $1,500 to help them continue to iron out the product.  They aren't trying to market this as a retail consumer device yet.
 
+Lord Parker Google's based in USA, it's a USA site no matter what you say. just look at how many products Google gives domestically compared to the world l. 
 
+Ryan Loebs I can be enthusiastic about something without having $1500 lying around.
 
Please please tell me when gg is coming to the UK!
 
I'll gladly exchange my unused shade for a pair of frames.
 
+Joe Betsill Not saying you can't.  But they can't go based on people's word that they'll be a worthwhile candidate for the explorer program.  Aside from the level of commitment there's also the cost of manufacturing a small handful of devices at a time which I doubt is terribly cheap.
 
+TZig Adam I think you'll find Google is a US company with Data centres, employees and operations all around the planet. Saying Google is a US 'site' makes no sense..... Saying it is a US company does (marginally). 
 
Yes, I actually did dunk that ball. Yes, I actually still suck at basketball :p
 
I can't wait. What about getting Glass with prescription lenses. Is it possible yet?
 
Ouch. I just paid $225+ tax for my frame when i got my Glass. Can i haz refund?
 
ugh.... $1,500? Ugh... it's cool... but.... I was hoping for a price drop.
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+Joe Betsill That being said, just because you have $1,500 lying around doesn't make you a good candidate either.  But people are /less/ likely to drop that kind of money just to troll the program and write a slam piece on it.
 
I'll bet they all sell out no matter the price. With this price they make sure that you really really want Glass. And get some cost of devopement covered. I have no problem with that. 
 
+Ryan Loebs But they can equate having money with being enthusiastic? Those two things are unrelated. 

It's more about creating exclusivity, but if they're truly looking to "expand" the program, a surefire way is to lower the price, wouldn't you say? They certainly can't have both.

..and since I'm typing here-- for those people complaining about the free frames-- imagine how grumpy the last guy to buy them at $1500 will be before they drop to consumer prices. ;-)
 
Well +Google Glass, if you have time and enough money after all those ($1500) buyers. Send one to me to test outside the US ;)
 
I would love to see those who already purchased the frames be given a one time chance to return the shades that came with their +Google Glass or be able to exchange them. #justsaying
 
So will there be a refund for those people who purchased frames? Seems a bit unfair to the early explorers.
 
+Joe Betsill I'm sure you would be an enthusiastic user, the point is google has to set the bar somewhere. Selecting criteria for beta testers can be difficult. Google chose price as one way to limit the beta audience.

Many people would like to try Glass, only a few are willing to pony up the $1500 required.
 
+Lester Walters Eh, I'm perfectly willing to do it, I just happen to be unable to. (Well, unable to responsibly pony it up.)

Robotics technician doesn't pay near well enough to feed my desire for cool new technology, I suppose. :-P
 
Why can I not get this in the UK?
 
I'm really interested, but not at $1500. That's just absurd. I know it's cutting edge tech and a ton of r&d went into it, but I'd have to wait until the price drops a bit. 
 
Keep in mind that the price is for the program, not the device. As part of the Explorers group, you would be helping Google continue to develop and refine the product. Occasionally, there may be bugs, flaws, or other problems with a given device. That price tag is intended not only to weed out less interested candidates but also to defray to cost of  replacement devices (NOT if the Glass unit is damaged by misuse or accident, mind you!).

After a battery stem crack, V2 upgrade, and faulty display, I'm on my fourth device. I did not pay $1,500 each time--again, I paid for the program, not the device.
 
Any eventual consumer model, with the additional benefit of economies of scale, will likely cost between $300 and $600 (about the same as a smartphone).

If you can wait, save the money. To be a part of the program, though, you can pay the premium for a limited-quantity digital device manufactured in small batches.
 
As a com tower climber I think I can bring a unique perspective! Definitely getting it.
 
Smart move, this a a beta test folks. That's why it's still $1500. This is good news for those of us looking to spend $500.
 
Dear Google are you aware of the fact that most people live outside the USA. I am happy to pay $1500, but travelling to NY just for glass is to much! 
 
+Joe Betsill I know... It puts a huge dent in most people's budgets. I had to trim a few goodies out of mine to join the beta. $1500 makes you take pause. $1500 is more than most people want to pay for "coolness" One important question you have to ask is... what is your use case? It's not really good as a main camera... there are better ways to search the web, and get navigation help.

If you don't have a work or personal use case one would be hard pressed to justify the expense. Hopefully the retail version will have a more affordable price point.
 
For everyone complaining about the price.

1. This is a development kit. Not the final consumer version. So if you are not a developer or an enthusiastic early adopter, don't buy it.

2. The price is high because this is produced in very small numbers and most likely assembled by hand.

How much do you think a limited run of a new phone would cost with all new parts?

3. High price limits the amount of people in the public beta.

We are all excited and eagerly awaiting the next big thing in mobile technology but good things come to those who wait. Usually cheaper better things :-)


 
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AH HAH HAH HAH Google has had better engineers than Apple for nearly a decade! Apple can't even build a competent computer now that their perfectionist CEO is gone.
 
If your overseas and want I'm sure we can work something out. Shouldn't be hard to draw up an agreement and get it out to you.
 
+Joe Betsill IKR? I just got Glass and the prescription frames March 19th, it was $225 plus tax not counting the $536 for my prescription to be put in. I coulda just waited a few weeks and saved myself the extra dough.
 
The people complaining about the price, can you imagine that this is not in any how a source of revenue to Google compared to their Google Ads?
The price is set high so that people who would want to get glass for matters that people are judging glass right now for wouldn't think of that.
I don't think there is anyone ready to pay $1500 dollars to be able to take photos of people while they don't notice. And if he did the explorer program says that one's glass can be stopped to work any time Google feels the person using it is using it in a wrong manner (or that's how the terms were few months ago) and thus no-one would be a moron enough to burn $1500 dollars for no reason
 
Just got Google Glass 2 months ago.. Wish I got the free frame -_-
 
Thank God its US only, I have an excess for not getting one for myself.
 
That's sad!!! I would have loved for mine to include the frames!!! That's a heart breaker for a current glass user. Can I trade in my shades for frames?! +Google Glass please please please!
 
I'm waiting for my upgraded Glass to arrive... I will be your best friend if you include the frames +Google Glass!
 
Nope. Still too expensive. 
 
With the explorer program still intact, this is making me think you guys have no plans this year for a consumer release. And if you do plan to, then anyone who pays $1500 now just to be told in a few months that the item is now commercially available for purchase at a cheaper price, will be burned... and burned badly. I really want to have a go at glass, but Im not ready to kick out $1500.
 
+Daniel Onofre +Abdias Quintana I think a free pair of frames would be great! I have been eyeing them since day one but as I wear both glasses and contacts, there is no real easy way to change them on-the-go.
 
+Daniel Onofre +Abdias Quintana How much did yours come out to? If I bought them now it would be upwards of $500 with prescription and if they gave frames for free, it would make it a lot cheaper. Also think about this, they are penalizing people with bad eyes by having to pay extra for both frames and lenses for something that they want easily accessible for everyone.
 
I just want a left-eyed version...I'll save the money...but at this point its useless without being able to have a different side be used...do you hear me Google?!
 
Google is trying to get rid of the test units for full price. The funny thing is, people will still buy it.
 
Could early explorers get free frames? Or headphones for us who see well ;)
 
I want a frame for my Glass. I don't wear prescription glasses, but I'll get non prescription Transitions lenses and be able to wear my Glass in and out of doors, here, there, and everywhere.
 
+Daniel Onofre  This was their response to me ... Hey Michael, thanks for sharing your feedback and we're sorry you feel let down. We're making improvements to the Explorer Program all the time based on what our Explorers are saying. In this case, we heard from a lot of Explorers who are not using their Shade because they also purchased a frame, so we decided to try giving them a choice between either a Shade or a frame. We're continuing to listen and keep Explorer feedback in mind.
 
This is great news! Good luck to anyone looking to join the Explorers program next Tuesday, it's always great to meet new and existing Explorers!
 
+Shannon Bell They said sometime this year. I believe we will hear about a consumer launch at Google I/O this year in June.
 
+Glass Explorers +Google Glass +Google Glass Forum since I just picked mine up four days ago and shelled out the extra for the prescription frames I guess it only makes sense I request a refund and rebuy on Tuesday,? Wouldn't it be easier for Google (and cheaper) to give some other incentive or credit the difference? I'm not alone in this scenario...
 
While I like seeing all that can be done with glass its getting quite old that it is still in explorer mode still! Shit or get off the pot google
 
USA only-very disappointing again Google
 
The price tag is beyond me, but it does look awesome!
 
+Google Glass while it's exciting that you are opening the doors to everyone what sucks for existing Explorers like me is that you are giving out a free frame while we had to shell out 300 bucks for one. What's up with that? 
 
+Google Glass This is not fair! Why we didn't get the option to choose between frames or shades?
 
COME ON GOOGLE. Please hurry on this product! WE CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE IT ON! :D
 
Surely this pre-release program would benefit from, and be a benefit to, non-US users as well. We would like to help too.

Don't worry about adding (excessive) shipping charges or 1:1 currency conversion, we are quite used to that in the UK :)
 
I really would have liked the option to choose the frames accessory when I bought Glass last month! I don't need the shade
 
To those complaining about the price - this is not a consumer product - it's a beta product. It's not subsidised, nor mass produced right now... so that's why. Not that i have 1500 to dish over (if i could - i'm in canada), but it shouldn't be a surprise.
 
I am some one who'ld love having Google glass
 
Not Norway?? No other countries.. your loss! Bigtime! Realy want to test the Google glass...drop the "only us americans act..." Go global..
 
Paying for a prototype, $1500 at that, is just too much, especially for something that as far as I can tell only takes 10 second videos and really nothing else because it needs a recharge every half hour.
 
Raise the price to $2,000 and donate $500 for each pair sold. 
 
How bout a lower price maybe?!
 
Yep. This is the one beef I have with Google. You want ppl to test your product? Open up the market. I know QUITE a few folks willing to fork that money over - 'cept us Canadians are shunned. #thinkglobally  
 
#Canada  is so often forgotten... Please Glass! We are still here!
 
Waiting for the glass here in Australia. It's a joke that the people are ready to pay and still no news. 
 
I would but if I had $1500 it'd have to go to books, loans, and school bill. Can't wait until I'm out of college and have extra money.
 
Google are you kidding us. You got all the money and investors and you want consumers to shell out 1500 bucks. Are you guys high?
 
I have mixed feelings about glass. It's a business expense for my real estate company and I have actually sold a house with glass. Its paid for!The buyers never physically visited it I haven't been able to connect with clients with glass hangouts despite 2 support calls so I have to video and upload, not the same experience. I think hangouts ,seeing houses, inspections and the area in real time is the value of glass for me. I can just use my phone video or FaceTime otherwise. Taking the shades on and off from inside to out is a pain too. It's been worth the Money for me but is frustrating in lots of ways

 
+HFB Advertising Agency this isn't a consumer product yet. It's still in beta. They only charged that high price so only people who are committed to helping Glass improve its brand and function will buy it.

The average person will end up wasting so much money on a product only to throw it in the garbage if they realize it's not fully developed. 
 
anyone serious about the technology would have already applied for the explorer program and most likely was accepted. This is now to just target people with extra $ who want to say they have glass IMO
 
i got invited but i sadly dont have the money to do this :/ sucks i would have created some apps for it.
 
+Jamez Bishop start an indiegogo campaign and tell your friends what they'll get in exchange for their patronage. I was surprised by the number of friends willing to help in exchange for a love letter, handmade art or insider tips/insights. 
 
Explorer indeed. What about explorers from other countries than the US?
 
$1500 will insure Hipster adoption, for sure.
 
Sweet DC30 combo in the beginning
 
I still don't have an extra $1500 to get in.......How about Refurbished Google Glasses? Can I join the Refurbed Explorer Program???
 
Behaltet den Scheiß.

Everyone Who use a Google Glas Outside, is an Glashole.
 
I wish my Glass came with a pair of free new frames! What kind of bullshit is this +Google Glass
 
+TZig Adam you're buying a prototype, not an actual product so the price is perfectly warranted.
 
+TZig Adam +Lord Parker  Before a product like this can be shipped outside the country it has to pass governmental approvals, FCC testing, UL testing, etc. It's not Google's fault this takes time. THEN there are local laws for individual countries. Of course it makes more sense prototypes are available in the originating country first.

Yes I wish the price was lower. I think you'll like my view about the price:  http://youtu.be/1AmELpjeFn8?t=54m35s

And to Glass owners complaining they lost out on a frames option; I had to pay for my own travel at my own expense ($800) to NYC to pick up my Glass, despite that requirement being removed 30 days later and you get them shipped to you now. Am I entitled to a refund? When you buy any product, you buy it under the conditions that exist NOW. If you want more; exercise patience and buy later.
 
Here a deal for you #GoogleGlass. How about you pay ME $1500 and I'll try out your experimental glasses. I'll even let you call me an explorer for no extra cost.
 
+Jon Burnham The only problem with that is the supply/demand market forces don't support you. There are plenty of people willing to pay THEM $1500 just to have the device.
 
When will Glass be available to people under 18? +Google Glass  I have multiple uses I could use it for but, I am restrained by the age limit. 
 
I am from Hong Kong and I find it disappointing :(
 
help me understand this: more than 50% of US doesn't like Google Glass, yet +Google Glass still wants to let them try it. maybe the point is, to let people OUTSIDE of the US try it instead?
 
ok can i pay 2K$ for it ? I believe 1.5K is too less. Do you think selling it more will help in making it popular ? I will not go near a person wearing glass for sure. One way to expand this program is to shut it down .
 
+Keith Barrett yes, there are plenty of over rich people, when there are people in this world who are not having enough to eat once in 5 days too .. if we can make things to better their lives i would say that is an innovation, not this. 
 
+Ng Ek Ngee 100% of every person I run into wants it. The press is hyping up fear and false information.
 
1500$ can feed 1000 kids in poor countries where kids are dying of malnutrition.  I would rather donate 1500$ to them.  How about going to those countries and explore them with you new glasses ?
 
Including the frame is a HUGE bonus for you guys who don't have it yet.
 
Not all Explorers are rich either: I am one very broke student who scrimped, saved, and used my tax returns to get this.
 
Why is it still US only, there are people worldwide that from different cultures that likely have different, valuable insights to share that could help shape Google Glass and turn it into a product fit for a global market when it launches rather than just a US one like usual. 
 
1500 bucks is way to expensive for a pair of glasses with a camera and shit on it
 
I know this invention is amazing, it is clever and in some way it is beautiful, however it is also scary and I am deeply concerned about its potential to invade privacy at wholesale levels. I am aware of Snowden and all of the subsequent fallout, the encryption tales of hacks and data strewn around the web, lack of privacy is seen by some, as a fait accomplii , get over it and move on, but if I am confronted, with a Google Glass wearer, who I can see is taking photos of me or my family , or video without my permission, I will tell you I am planning to give them one short warning, and then I intend  to smash that device off their face and I am prepared to wear the consequences. You can film or shoot anything but invading my personal life in whatever form it might be, and that I can have any power over,  is out full stop. So please, think hard before you let your machine invade my life because I will not stand by and let you do it.
 
+David Whyte grow up like anybody cares to invade your life you conseeded prick just because somebody might be taking pictures and our video around you at one point in time don't mean there taking them off you
 
Antonio.....sorry you feel that way. Our laws and protocols are different than America (or whatever country you are in), however we have to learn to deal with tech as it comes up. That should not mean we have to accept everything or agree with everything, or think its "cool" . If you stopped to consider what this might come to, perhaps you might have a different view. BTW,  it is "conceited". and the view,  has nothing to do with me personally, so much as the wearer, believing they have the right to do as they please with camera shot and video.
Sounds like you don;t have children but appear quick to fly into some childish rage . My view is a result of reading about the subject and related tech enough to feel it is not ill informed. 
Also, it has to do with a feeling of impending powerlessness about what Google Glass can be used for in not so positive ways. Maybe you come from a country that allows citizens to walk around with guns. That in itself is insane to me, and over the past 15 years of contemporary US history, the number of mass killings and shootings is frightening...imagine Google glass being hi-jacked (stolen)  and then used to film a mass shooting at a primary school or college or various other nefarious events like a gang killing or a gang rape. I mean, if you come back to me here with just a dirty mouth, I' ll know who you are but consider the wider view not just your personal take on someone daring to question for others, what people in the US seem to consider an inalienable right. Not all countries have the same views as Americans and not all countries have similar beliefs or culture and so if you can't understand that, I guess you are going to remain as your comment.
Have a good day.
 
+David Whyte I have 3 kids so I do understand I didn't realize were you were from I'm in America my apologizes I'm not going into a childish rage of any kind I said my opinion and let it go I'm a Swat officer so I understand law also see what your doing is judging me by what I said and second there is no feeling in texts so there was no rage somebody that posts 5 pages on a comment thread might want to see what is childish because your comments are childish if you want to judge me fine but judging people goes both ways
 
This is discrimination, why only people from the US, the most customers of YOU GOOGLE live outside of the US, maybe it's time to boycot you in all the other countries.
 
+Matt Conn Mentioning Apple in terms of costs will always make you loose all arguments. These lame glasses are super expensive but don't mention Apple here cause they are at minimum 200 times worse. Lame Apple cable costs 50 euros.
 
motha fucking 1500 % üstelik şimdi al 6 ay sonra öde.
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Watch out Google! There are other countries in the world. We are all capable.
 
We need to be able to install MyGlass app in other countries, especially United Kingdom. Google please do something about this, urgently. The cost to entrepreneurs, not living in the USA, seeking to adopt this technology is becoming too high
 
+David Whyte and if everyone was wearing Glass and a child molester or murderer was caught by them on video (a more likely situation than you, a complete stranger being recorded for no reason), you'd hail Glass as a hero for saving that victim. You've already lost the public camera war - go look at your city streets, but at least this let's you fight back.
 
+Jeffrey Herold It takes videos for as long as you want it to, get better at technology. Mine lasts for a day or two, not sure what you're doing wrong.

 
+Steve Donaghy Seriously.. I want the frames but can't afford them. I could sell you mine & I could rebuy on the 15th to get the frames? Unless Google let's current explorers swap their shades for frames, which would require less work.
 
+Chad Gainor Very tempting, Chat, but unfortunately I believe that selling it is against the Glass TOS and I'd rather not risk it. Thanks all the same, though.
 
I wish the age to get them was 17 considering I turn 17 tomorrow. One year off :(
 
Come on Google - Open it up to other countries!
 
+Chad Gainor He is correct. Selling Glass without prior approval from the Glass team is against the TOS. I had this discussion just last week.
 
I would also gladly turn in my unused shades for the frame! Been an explorer since Jan 2014.
 
If they threw in a Chromebook Pixel and a Nexus Q, sure. . . .
 
+Todd C 10-12? I counted 42 official Glassware right now. If you add all the unofficial ones there are a lot more than you give credit to.
 
#ifihadglass  I would be able to study for my exams while still being able to talk with friends! I would also be able to help Google because I have ALOT of programming knowledge and experience
 
It's Passover!! religious Jews can not shop on that day! please change date.
 
+Keith Barrett The Glass team has amended their stance on the TOS to allow for ownership of Glass to change hands without the risk of being shut off; months ago. I wish the Internet would do research before wasting my time.
 
There's going to be a lot of glass for sale on eBay in the next month or two. And this is coming from a big Google fanboy. 
 
Yes, change the date because a minority is complaining
 
So the Tuesday buyers get a free sunglasses or a frame? How is this fair to the people who have recently shelled out the extra money for the frames and prescription +Google Glass I just got my frames and have just started using them and have been promoting Google Glass for almost a year through all kinds of social channels and in-person demos - I'm not happy about this - I want more people to be involved but don't feel this is fair to those who have invested in Google Glass up to this point.
 
$1500+tax to be an e1337 Glasshole. To bad its not universal eyeball comptable. Fabrication to fit on either side seems soooooo easy, but just won't happen. :( Ambidex version ... that'd be worth $1500 to me.
 
Here's the reply I got, because buying a second pair of Glass is so logical..

Hey Chad,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us!  Yes, we will be offering Glass to new Explorer's for a limited time.  You are more than welcome to purchase another pair at that time as well.   Unfortunately at this time we are only offering the Frames/Accessory offer to Explorer's who sign up during the 24 hour period on the 15th while supplies last.

Thank you so much for your excitement and enthusiasm for Glass and thanks for your response!

Want to chat more? Drop us a note at glass-support@google.com or give us a call at 800.GLASSXE
 
Ottima idea per gli abitanti in America... forse è da migliorare il prezzo che in questo condizioni può essere uno dei maggiori punti deboli dei Glass... non vedo l'ora di averli anche qui in Italia... Thanks Google!
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I still think $1500 is about three or more times what they should cost.... 

My concerns in order of importance are:
1. Battery life
2. Battery life
3. Battery life
4. Ergonomics of the above-and-to-the-side display
5. Battery life
6. Resolution
7. Battery life
8. Reliance on a cell phone
9. Battery life
10. Still limited compatibility with prescription glasses.
 
Go ahead and make it one month only also you will not run out of stock.. not many will buy for $1500.  
 
was first to get my email, to implement google check out, lot of other google products, going to put my 1500 if I am lucky on 15th ..
 
Hi, I understand that they can only be sell in the US, my question is, if you buy them in the US can you use them elsewhere? best!
 
If I'm reading this correctly, does this mean that now frames are being provided for free to Explorers? I've been an Explorer since July, but I have never been offered free frames although I wear glasses!
 
+Todd C Hi, Todd! I'm talking about the "frames," as opposed to the shades (which we all receive). =)
 
You could always change ownership - you still can't sell it.
 
for $1500 its cheap, can I order two!
 
i hope one day i can own one too <3
 
Ahhhhh crap I only have a month or so after taxes are over with and I'd be able to buy one but now my chance of being able to own a beta version of my ABSOLUTE favorite company's AMAZING product is gone ;(
 
Well I would never be able to afford the $1500 of the Explorer edition so the unsurprising news of it not being international isn't very disappointing, however I seriously hope that unlike android's "tap&pay" function, glass will be released in other countries as the consumer edition at the same time as in the US. Else people are going to make a killing on eBay... 
 
+TZig Adam umm Google has no brand prestige? What? Android now runs on 79% of phones worldwide (shows the word: Google, on startup no matter the brand) I highly doubt that the majority of Internet users has never used Google's search engine which sort of displays their name in the middle of the page, and all of Google's research is usually at the top of the tech news around the world... Google has more brand prestige then any other company I have ever heard of 
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Come to Indonesia, please.
 
I know an adult that will give you a pair as a gift if you follow the schedule. 
 
Why would someone pay $1,500 to become an explorer for google glass? Your basically a tester For google who reports back with not only your opinion but any defect. Shouldn't they be paying us to test or should i say explorer their glasses? Who pays to try out a new product to make it better? Stupid explorers smh your ssuppose to get paid by google not pay google. Free slaves lol

 
+A Cardiaz don't you think it would still be cool to actually have the device itself? Even though it might have defects but still you have to admit it's pretty cool.
 
+Daniel Walker i do think the device is pretty cool and i would like to have one. I just don't agree on paying to be a tester , it should be the other way around pay us to test it. 
 
If only Canada was added to the list. 
 
+TZig Adam ...and just who are you to divine this wisdom? Screw you. Who is Apple? Oh Screw them too.
 
I know it's not mass produced yet...but still...why $1500? I would love a pair but there is no way at all its happening at that price. 
 
i have had my invite for awhile now that i am about to tojoin you guys my code is deasdd dayumm 1500 for a pair of glassesd i ould think its cool to wait i guess i do no have google money
 
Pffft only in the US again!! Absolutely gutted!!!
 
Really upset that this is only in the US again.. damn
 
C'mon you guys... Why can't you have Glass available outside US? I'm literary dying to explore! :'( 
 
*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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Google you suck with your US release !?!? And 1500 $ !?!? Its a shame, really. Month over month and still exploring !?!?!
 
1500 bucks to stare at my pet staring back at me with WTF ya doin looks? Or staring at mundane school sporting events or someones hobby I no interest in, gosh very exciting google.Why not just tape a webcam to my head, same thing really.
 
I'd love to get some but that would be 4 am and I ain't got 1500 
 
I can not see getting contacts to use these.
 
I work in Goodyear Chile and is very important use the Google glass for check the device into the plant
 
+Google Glass so these new explorers get to choose from the new Shades or frames, but existing Glass users are required to shell out $150.00? I would gladly trade the shades mine came with for the Classic shades +Google Glass offers now. 
 
Someone made the statement you are paying for the Program, not the glasses.  I don't agree.  I'v been in many betas over the years for hardware and software, companies large and small, and was never asked to buy the hardware or software, or pay a fee of any kind. This is Google here, you have to figure they can run this program with their own people administering it and furnish the devices for far less. 
 
@Christopher W Falco Well one aspect of charging users for the device/program is that you're more likely to be dealing with testers who are serious about the program rather than people who get a free device and then never use it or don't provide feedback/value to the program.
 
A lot of hate here. Let me try to speak on Google's behalf (as a fan of Google).

Glass is not yet on an assembly line, and this is because it's being tested. They're getting feedback so they can add minor redesigns and adjustments before they start producing them by the thousands. This is why it's still so expensive. It's U.S. only for a mass variety reasons, beyond Google being american (which does play a role). America has the largest, and one of the freest markets in the world. Also, shipping to foreign markets imposes foreign regulations, export/import taxes, laws, etc. It's not worth the fees, hassle, and approval for a device which is unfinalized and may have to repeat the process once it has the finished model.
 
So sad! I've been waiting too long for them here in Mexico! :(
 
Has anyone considered how soon a child will; get one of these things and uses it to hurt others in school thorough embarrassment, humiliation or some sexual perversion as they are doing with other 'tools' ?
Is Google going to be held responsible for privacy violations ?
How much is too much ?
 
+Paul Williams I know, right? It's all been going downhill ever since Kodak and Canon started making affordable disposable cameras. I think we can all see how something as noticeable and trackable as Google Glass will increase the amount of discreet and untraceable underground rings of kids abusing one another. It's all so obvious now.
 
I really want to get one , its a life-or-dead matter. USD 1,500 its a logical price (technology + early time). #ifihadglass  i'll develop for it and use them in my concerts.
 
I don't agree. Beta test communities I've been a part of have had a love of the technology and a strong desire to test and improve the product. All this 1.5k price tag does is put it out of the reach of the general public.

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+Christopher W Falco Actually, yes and no. As I said before, I'd imagine that most of the price tag is to cover the cost of producing such hi-tech on a small scale, as well as fund itself for further development. But if that was the only way they keep it from the public, then why would they bother with the limited approval system? Although, $1.5k does prove that you're committed to this technology to help it spread and improve it.
 
If the borg had the technology to assimilate, why wasnt their heads up display smaller like glass?
 
+Jeffery GARNAAS Glass is designed to be unobtrusive and convenient. IMO, it does that very well. For the Borg, natural eyesight might be considered inconvenient. It's possible that the single Borg eye-piece can house the optics/sensors to produce images with depth where everything is in focus, uniform quality (no blind spot or reduced peripheral quality) and much higher effective resolution. All allowing spacial computations to isolate targets regardless of whether or not they are employing camouflage. This tech already exists as light field cameras. Perhaps the Borg leave one eye unobstructed as a necessary backup.
 
What about shipping to FPO, AP to a us navy videographer/photographer/journalist?
 
$1,500? Is the standard of living that much better west coast? My PC was $400 and it plays LoL!

But mostly why should glass replace my droid? Maybe I just don't know enough about glass yet.
 
+Behinjamin Davis $1,500 is not the final price. This is the field testing model, it's supposed to drop significantly upon release. Also, it won't replace your phone. It relies on your phone for most of the storage and features like phone calls (since it doesn't have its own SIM card).
 
+Behinjamin Davis dont be stupid. You paying that much price for the program. So if you broke your Glass many times you can get exchanges 
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Kinda sucks for us current Glass Explorers...would love a free frame :(
 
I just bought mine on March 26th, paying the extra $200+ for the frames. Refunds for frames purchased within a month? #askanexplorer   
 
What does "We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries." mean?  That's a really unhelpful statement.   No explanation as to why and how long before non US developers can get their hands on it.
 
if i could be an explorer i would use glass to try and help make the world a better place by creating truly shared life experiences
 
Oh that's right. I have 1500 bucks laying around. 
 
waiting to get the glasses in ebay next month for 200
 
+jeff hewins Because a limited amount of field testers requires a target audience of everybody.
 
+Valesca Quilaqueo Because someone who got approved to pay $1500 for a highly anticipated product of limited supply is totally gonna post it for $200 on eBay after the limited availability is closed.
Just wait for them to hit the market, they're going to be cheaper.
 
WHY CAN'T ANYONE REALIZE THAT IT IS EXPENSIVE TO PUT EVERYTHING GLASS OFFERS, IN SUCH A SMALL AND  LIGHTWEIGHT FRAME?
 
Hahahaha you must be kidding :D 1500$ :D Google please be realistic. All big companies are trying to make devices cheaper...
 
Ok, Glass, what's the name of the song in video?
 
+Yordan Atanasov It will be the same price an an iPhone when they come out later this year.

Plus man, it's totally worth it. I have Glass and I LOVE IT.
 
I cant wait to upload my youtube video on my glass explore review
and try glass when i play guitar
Love them #googleGlass
 
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+Victor Siu Hi Victor Siu, My name is Renato Reyes and I'm doing a documentary about wearable technology for TVB's The Pearl Report, a half news documentary programme in English aired on Monday nights. I'm interested in what you have to say about Google Glass. I can be reached through this email renato.reyes@tvb.com.hk
 
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