Google Glass now more socially acceptable with new shades, Titanium frames and prescription lenses

google-glass-frames-lenses-shadesGoogle Glass, the futuristic HUD-like wearable device from the Mountain View company has been doing its rounds in the form of the Explorer Edition. We had unboxed it a while ago, and we gotta say that it really is something special that offers a glimpse of the future and the advanced present, perhaps. But ever since I saw it up close, I really really wanted to try it out and put it to good use, but haven’t been able to, mainly because it lacked any kind of prescription lens support. Yes, I wear spectacles to compensate for my poor vision, and that is what one exactly gets when using Glass without prescription lenses, it’s a blurry mess. It was the single loudest complaint from many explorers alike, and finally, we have a solution. Google has just unveiled a new range of light weight Titanium frames that can support prescription lenses, and all of them are pictured above. If that is not enough, here is a video showing off the same –


If we had a nickel for every time someone has asked about prescription lenses for Glass… well, we’d have a lot of nickels. So we want you to be the first to know that the Titanium Collection is here, with a handful of new styles for Glass so you can make it your own. Whether you wear prescription glasses or just want a new look, we’ve got four feather-light titanium frames designed just for you. And if you need prescription lenses and have vision insurance (such as VSP), your policy might even help cover your new frames. Explorers can access the Titanium Collection tomorrow afternoon, along with two new styles of twist-on shades.

.. reads the official announcement on the product’s Google+ page, which explains that there are four frames for prescription lenses and two new twist-on shades. These will cost 225$ per frame or shade, in addition to the entry cost of a whopping 1500$ for the explorer edition. They are available for purchase today, if you live in the US and have an invite for the Google Glass. Anyways, the glasses are now available to even more nerds/geeks/techies and have suddenly become more attractive, especially for me as it finally might not make me look like a cyborg. That’s my personal opinion of this announcement, but what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Author: Bharadwaj Chandramouli

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