Google begins testing its augmented-reality glasses, say hello to Project Glass

This is what you could see if you wear a pair of Google's augmented-reality glasses

Back in February we heard a rumor that Google was working on wearable technology in the form of glasses with a heads-up-display, or HUD. Today, Google revealed the project that will hopefully bring this type of technology to the masses in the future. That project is called Project Glass.

Google’s Project Glass is currently being developed at Google’s secret X Lab, or Google[x] as its referred to on the Project Glass Google Plus page. The concept pictures that were posted of the HUD glasses show glasses made out of a metal frame that features a small display and a thicker plastic enclosure around the right eye.

In its introductory post on Google Plus, the Project Glass team says “We think technology should work for you-to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t.”

Check out the video below to see what these glasses are all about and what they will possibly be able to let you do. The video shows off the first person view of a New Yorker wearing the Project Glass HUD glasses. All sorts of information is overlaid on narrator’s vision is all sort of information, such as text messages, directions, pictures, video chat, alerts, reminders, Google+ integration, and much more.

When we first heard about Google’s plans to build glasses with a HUD, we heard that the glasses would resemble the bulky Oakley Thumps. Based on the prototype that was revealed today, these might turn out to be better looking than Thumps.

Nick Bilton from the New York Times is reporting that there are dozens of other shapes and variations of the glasses in the works, some of which can sit over a person’s normal eyeglasses.

The last we heard, these glasses would be available at some point before the end of the year and will sell for anywhere between $250 and $600.

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about this new product from Google. The demo video below just looks amazing and I love everything about how the information is presented to you.

What do you guys think about Google’s Project Glass? Do you see yourself wearing these glasses? Let us know by dropping a comment below.



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