Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[6]: Seriously?
by Morgan on Thu 28th Jun 2012 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Seriously?"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I never said they are trying to scam anyone, I just think it's a bit early to release such a limited form of the hardware for such a lofty price.

The comparison to the Kinect was made to show the issue with where they are right now compared to what they are charging for it. I know that they want Glass to become what they envisioned in the concept video, and I want that too! But the "live demo" we saw the other day was no more spectacular than what people on Google+ do every day in Hangouts. The only difference was that the camera was head-mounted and wireless. That's a cool thing to be sure, but it's a very small first step and not worth the price of entry as far as I'm concerned, given I could build the same thing with spare parts on the workbench to my right. I would want to see something a little more advanced before buying into the project.

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RE[7]: Seriously?
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Jun 2012 23:10 in reply to "RE[6]: Seriously?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I never said they are trying to scam anyone, I just think it's a bit early to release such a limited form of the hardware for such a lofty price.

Have you not worked with limited edition early access devices? $1599 is peanuts. I just dropped €4000($5000 and I'm VAT exempt) on a serial production wireless EEG! I've had devices that cost $8000 and more on my desk, that later entered the consumer space at $100.

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RE[8]: Seriously?
by Morgan on Thu 28th Jun 2012 23:19 in reply to "RE[7]: Seriously?"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I seriously doubt you could build that EEG, a precise medical device, with components found in any hardware hacker's workshop. A head mounted wireless webcam has been done to death in the Maker community, it's the as-yet-undeveloped software stack that will make Glass come to life. I maintain that unless they actually didn't want us to know just how far they've come -- and that would be nonsensical of them -- at this point it's a gimmick and nothing more.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see Glass come to fruition. But as with WP8 and BB10, I'm not holding my breath.

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RE[8]: Seriously?
by zima on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 14:52 in reply to "RE[7]: Seriously?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I just dropped €4000($5000 and I'm VAT exempt) on a serial production wireless EEG!

Because EEG is neither an example of "limited edition" or "consumer space" - but more a device with very strict safety requirements and with overall strict certification WRT being fit for the purpose?

I believe EEGs approved for usage always cost roughly that much...

Edited 2012-07-02 14:57 UTC

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