So everyone seems to be excited about the latest gadget from the folks over at Google. While it is still debatable as to how many will purchase the device as there are still the fears of having wireless devices on your face and privacy concerns over recording using the glasses, the technology is still remarkable. Google Glass will work with any Bluetooth-enabled phone as it does not contain a cellular connection. It will also use bone conduction for audio transmission so the wearer will not have to completely cover their ears like a headphone would normally do.
If you are lucky enough to get a pair of Google Glasses and are a developer, you can find the Google Mirror API here. Also, the Glasses have an Android application as well called MyGlass that you can download here. MyGlass has probably the best description ever:
“MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device. If you don’t have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that. But if you swipe the screenshots to the right you’ll see there’s a picture of a puppy in pajamas. So not a total waste of time after all.”
Now, without further adieu, here are the official specs:
- Adjustable nosepads and durable frame fits any face.
- Extra nosepads in two sizes.
- High resolution display that is the equivalent of a 25 inch high definition screen from eight feet away.
- Photos – 5 MP
- Videos – 720p
- Bone Conduction Transducer
- Wifi – 802.11b/g (not n)
- 12 GB of usable memory, synced with Google cloud storage. 16 GB Flash total.
- One full day of typical use. Some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive.
- Included Micro USB cable and charger.
While there are thousands of Micro USB chargers out there, Glass is designed and tested with the included charger in mind. Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use.
- Any Bluetooth-capable phone.
- The MyGlass companion app requires Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher. MyGlass enables GPS and SMS messaging.