By Stephen Schenck | May 25, 2012 1:18 PM
Even as more details on the Google Project Glass user experience arrive, we’re still very much in the dark as to just what Google’s planning for the innovative gadget. Recently, expectations have retreated from the lofty idea of some sort of head-mounted smartphone to something a little more realistic, like a head-mounted camera with sharing abilities. What we actually end up with could fall anywhere between the two, or arrive as something very different altogether, so we’re always keen to learn more about the details of just how work on Project Glass is going. This week, Google employees testing-out the headset in the real world posted a bunch of media recorded with it, showcasing some of the imagery capabilities of this still in-development hardware.
The still shots look very cool, and make Project Glass seem like the ideal accessory for heavy photo bloggers or journalists (Transmetropolitan, anyone?) looking to share their first-person experiences online. What’s even more impressive, though, are the results we get when Project Glass is recording video footage. Despite the lightweight appearance of the headset, it stays put admirably well, delivering video quality on-par with what we’d see from a hardened helmet-mounted camera.
We’ve got a million questions about Project Glass, concerning everything from battery capacity to wireless connectivity options, but it’s important to remember to be patient; for the moment, we don’t even know whether or not Google will develop the headset into a commercially-available product. For now, we’ll just have to settle for being jealous of all the Google guys who have early access to the gear.