Google has released a new video showcasing the capabilities of its Glass headset/eyewear. In it we see voice recognition, translation information, video recording, web search abilities and a slew of vocal commands that allow for impressive hands free interaction.
A lot of the video revolves around people saying, “Ok Glass…” followed by a slew of different commands. It seems that this will be the most common way to interact with the device and it allows for anything from searching Google images and displaying a certain picture of your choice, sending texts or tweets, recording what you’re seeing and live linking it up with someone else and satellite navigation directions.
Google currently has developer versions of the hardware out in the wild for $1,500 (£980) a pop, but consumer editions aren’t expected to be available until early 2014.
On top of the new video release, Google is also looking for new “creative” types to help them explore the possibilities of the tech. The Verge is reporting that to apply, users need to use Google+ or Twitter to get in touch with Google and tell the world what you would do “#ifihadglass.”
To apply follow these specific instructions:
- Your application must be 50 words or less
- You must include #ifihadglass in your application
- You can include up to 5 photos with your application
- You can include a short video (15 secs max)
- Be sure to follow us on Google+ (+ProjectGlass ) or Twitter (@projectglass ) so that we can contact you directly
- You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S. to appy
You’ll also need to put down $1500 if selected, so don’t think this is a free ride.
KitGuru Says: I actually really like the look of this. While it might make me feel like that ridiculously expensive laser eye surgery wasn’t worth it to stick a new pair of specs on my face, the functionality is definitely improved over my old pair.