Google Glass will be available to the general public for the first time from 15 April, in what will be the largest roll-out yet of the head-worn gadget.
Available exclusively to those living in the US (sorry, fellow Brits), Google will be selling Glass for $1,500 - the same price at which it has been available to developers and members of the company’s Explorer programme since last year.
The search giant said in a post on its Glass Google+ page: “We’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in.”
Acknowledging that non-US Glass fans will be left disappointment by the limited availability, Google said: “To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.”
The Explorer version of Google Glass is widely believed to be a prototype rather than a final product, and Google is expected to launch an improved version later this year. We’re eagerly anticipating more news to come from the company’s I/O developer conference on 25 and 26 June.