Christmas arrived early for me – Google Glass
Months and months ago, I put myself on the list to be considered for Google Glass. Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with a mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, that can communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands.
Well, on Friday, I got an email saying I had been selected to participate in their GLASS EXPLORER early adopter program. My Glass arrived on Tuesday! The Google Glass is really awesome. It has the heads up display slightly above my line of site. With just a brisk nod of my head, it comes alive with a computer screen. I can then communicate with it via voice commands. “Okay Glass, Make a call to Vonnie” or “Okay Glass, text Kristen that I will be late for our meeting” or “Okay Glass, give me directions to 94 Commerce Street in Hawkinsville”. I can check email, texts, news alerts, directions. I can take pictures or video. I can look at a sign written in a foreign language and it will automatically translate it for me. I can Google any inquiry – all hands free. Thus far, I REALLY like it. I will post from time to time on this blog to let you know my thoughts on Google Glass. Find out much more about Glass at: http://www.google.com/glass/start/ Also, this is a neat video to give you a feel for it. http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-it-feels/#video=hif-video
If any of you want to try it, let me know….