Google Introduces Google Glasses In Style--With Skydiving Live Video Hangout

Google Introduces Google Glasses In Style  With Skydiving Live Video Hangout

We've been hearing about Google's video glasses for awhile, and today, Google released footage of Google Glass at work, by enlisting a team of skydivers, base-jumpers, and cyclists to deliver the images of the glasses in action via live video to Google Hangouts.  Available only to Google I/O attendees who are in the US for a price tag of $1,500 early next year, Google Glass will not be sold to consumers (yet).  But hey--people jumping off a blimp, jumping off San Francisco's Moscone Center, and biking through a convention couldn't be a better way to sell it to those who can buy it, and the video was posted today.

Project Glass: Google Glasses In Action

This is a nearly 24-minute video, and there is the usual conference stuff going on, when at the 6:52 mark, Google co-founder Sergey Brin interrupts a presentation about Google Events:

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So they pretty much went the GoPro route there, and why not?

All the fanfare lasts roughly 11 minutes, but what a way to introduce your product, right?  It can take pictures and video and it can broadcast--the last part being a bit of a sticking point as to why this won't be a consumer-ready product since there are different restrictions about broadcasting in other countries.

Pay attention to the details and features afterwards.  I like that Google thought of the person's eye-line during the production of this thing.  It would have been weird wearing it and looking at someone wearing it with a small camera blocking one of the eyes.

Overall, impressive presentation.  Unfortunately not for everybody yet, but likely will be in some form or another down the line.

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