Google Opens Public Glass Demo Centers in NY, LA and SF
Anxious to get your hands on Glass, but don't want to pay $1,500? If you live in or around New York City, Los Angeles or San Francisco, it's now as easy as making an appointment for a demo at a Google "Basecamp."
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Earlier this week, Google released its $1500 Glass wearable computer to the public. This is the second time the company has sold Glass to the public, though the first time was a brief one-day sale last month. Google first began selling Glass in the summer of 2012 to a small group of “Explorers,” which was made up mostly of developers.
Today, anybody with $1500 to spare can purchase Glass.
If you don’t have the extra scratch but live in or around New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco you can visit a Google Glass “Basecamp” in your city to check out Glass and get a demonstration from a Google representative. In the past, people with invites to the Explorer program could visit one of these location to pick up their new devices and get a hands-on setup demo. But today, it looks like anyone willing to schedule an appointment can get a Glass demo from Google.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.