Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Google Glass Blows into Windy City

"Google Glass...has launched a pilot program in an old-school retail channel: optometrists' offices," according to the Chicago Tribune. "The stamp-size electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frames is being sold to the public at a handful of lens-selling centers nationwide, including Rosin Eyecare on Michigan Avenue. Since early May, Google's Travis Barnes has set up station inside the waiting area at Rosin's office at 645 N. Michigan Ave., asking visitors if they've heard of the product and if they'd like to try it. Google Glass works like a computer or smartphone, enabling users to search, snap photos, and read and respond to email. The $1,500 price includes the device and the frame but not the prescription lenses." Read more. Yesterday, Google Glass announced that it was hooking up with DVF.

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