Google Glass, the smart Android eyewear with a camera and an internet connection, is now available to the general public. Unfortunately, this availability change does not come equipped with a change in price, as Google Glass will still cost you $1500, even though you’ve been waiting since Google I/O 2012.
While the Glasses are now available to anyone with plenty of discretionary income, they are still technically in Beta. Google is expected to publicly launch the device later this year, thought no word yet on when the cost will be lowered to affordable.
When Google made Glasses publicly available for one day last month, the response was overwhelming, and the short supply was supposed near depletion by end of day. Now, Google claims there are plenty to go around, so get your’s while supplies last:
In the last six months, we’ve been amazed and inspired by our Explorers and the individual perspectives you bring. A few weeks ago, we opened up our site for a single day. The response was overwhelming – we almost ran out of inventory and had to close things down early. We’ve since built our inventory back up and plan to continue to accelerate new ways to expand the program in the weeks and months ahead. Our hope is to bring Glass to new Explorers, like optometrists, sports lovers, online retailers, cooks and travelers, who (like you!) can get in early and help make Glass better as part of our open beta, ahead of a wider consumer launch. These are exciting times and we’re glad to have you along for the ride – keep the feedback coming!