Google spiffs-up Glass with new frames, shades
As Google Glass continues to mature on its way to a broader commercial launch, we’ve seen Google tweak the headset’s design and offer more and more options. Already, that’s led to the introduction of accessories like an earbud and a basic snap-on sunglass shade. Overnight, Google took that one shade option and really ran with it, introducing not just two new shades, but four frames, as well.
In addition to the original “Active” shades, Google has new Edge and Classic alternatives – and unlike Active, these two have visible rims, if that’s the look you prefer.
The four frames (Thin, Split, Bold, and Curve – pictured above) are all manufactured out of lightweight titanium and are just waiting to be fitted with prescription lenses. Heck, if you’ve got the right insurance, it might even help pay for the frames.
Unsurprisingly (this being Google Glass and all), everything’s pretty expensive. That means $225 a pop for the frames (though to be fair, prescription eyewear in general is similarly overpriced), and even a hefty $150 just for the shades. For the sake of wallets everywhere, here’s hoping all that comes down significantly by the time Glass sales open to the public.