The glass that will change how we see travel, literally

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The glass and its use case compresses all of our travel communication and gadget needs in one, using the glass UI. Remains to be seen if costs come down, and people are willing to sport the same robot-glasses look.

— Rafat Ali

Google has finally released details of its much-anticipated futuristic Google Glass, including new video and photos detailing the actual real world uses beyond the goofy glasses that we’ve seen Sergey Brin use in the wild.

And you can now order it if you’re a hardcore fan, using some complicated Google+ and Twitter hashtag maneuvers, making shorts video, posting pictures and if selected, then having $1500 change for the chance to buy it.

The uses seem pretty simple, and seem to compress all of our digital gadget and communication needs into one device, this glass. And since it was first announced, there have been some changes in scope and UI, as Techcrunch notes:

The UI shown in the video is radically more subdued than in the original concept video. Gone are the little circles and VH1 Pop-Up Video-ish notifications. Instead, users interact with Google Glass through a single pane in the top right. Everything from Google searches to notifications to hangouts seemingly happen in this one space — rather than dancing around the field of vision like in earlier Google Glass videos.

Some uses, most of them applicable in travel, in the complete video and photo gallery, below:


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