Google gets ready for summer with new frames and shades for Glass

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Summer’s right around the corner, and its arrival is always a good excuse for picking up a new pair of sunglasses. But just as the spread of smartwatches has us rethinking our options when it comes to buying a new timepiece, the rise of wearables also has us thinking about glasses in a whole new light. Google already has a number of custom options available for Glass users, including both prescription frames and sun-blocking shades, and today it reveals plans to add a whole bunch of new ones, going up for sale later this month.

Beginning June 23 (just a couple days after the formal start of summer), Google will reveal the DVF | Made for Glass collection, a selection of five new frames and eight new shades from designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Sales will be available through Google directly, as well as retailer Net-A-Porter. We get a brief preview today of a few designs to expect, and while some of them do look quite nice, we can’t help but be a little fearful for what they might cost; the existing Glass frames and shades are (like the wearable itself) more than a little on the expensive side, and we shudder at the thought of what a designer name might do to those price tags. If you’re feeling a little more confident than us, though, you can sign up now for updates on the collection’s arrival as we get further into the month.

df-shades-glass-2Source: Google
Via: Android Police

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