Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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I already wear glasses...
by whartung on Wed 20th Feb 2013 17:46 UTC
whartung
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2005-07-06

I already wear glasses, so it's not quite for me yet. They need a "clip on" version.

It will only be distracting if you start getting unsolicited information. Such as talking to someone and you start getting SMS messages or tweets or whatever that Will Not Stop. You will feel obligated to focus on them since the screen real estate is so small, and the movement will be distracting.

Having the constant "Temp: 70" displays won't be a big deal. As long as the image is static, you will soon ignore it. But unsolicited action and motion will distract.

I think it would be interesting if there were a virtual environment where some information is "above you", so when normally walking, etc., the information is not in your line of sight, but if you "look up", shazam, there's the weather, or whatever.

Battery power and other utility function, that's really secondary at this point. More interesting to get it in the field and see what folks do with it to make sure they even want to have it available all day long.

That said, if it does become popular, then it will need to be truly a 16-20 hr battery life so that it only recharges when you are asleep. It's not like a cell phone you can put down in your desk charger during the day.

Folks will "miss" having the little sunshine or whatever in their field of view.

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