Google’s Project Glass Compatible with iPhone

Google’s latest invention, Project Glasses, is one to be swooning over.

The Mountain View-based company is upgrading its eyewear with a small computer chip hidden in the lense to bring technology even closer to your senses. And better yet? It will be compatible with your iPhone.

According to Joshua Topolsky of The Verge, Project Glasses will wirelessly plug into your smartphone to connect to the internet.

“The device gets data through Wi-Fi on its own, or it can tether via Bluetooth to an Android device or iPhone and use its 3G or 4G data while out and about. There’s no cellular radio in Glass, but it does have a GPS chip.”

While it does sound like something out of “Back to the Future,” the Google glasses could hit the shelves in less time than expected. In fact, emerging reports have indicated that the eyewear will be released sometime this year.

Do you want to get your hands on one?

It might be difficult. As of now, Google is only letting only a number of in-house developers pre-order a unit for a staggering $1500. Quite a pretty penny for what many are speculating won’t hit its stride with the consumer market. Though, the lead product director Steve Lee doesn’t see it this way.

“[The device is a way to] allow you to more quickly get information and connect with other people but do so in a way — with a design — that gets out of your way when you’re not interacting with technology. That is sort of what led us to Glass.”

The best way to put it is that we are all currently distracted by our smartphones (that reminds me, I should check my smartphone after this). So the simple solution is to see that technology at eye-level.

The idea is a pretty bold, but one that just may work. With the amount of people looking down at their phones and ignoring the world around them, there is plenty of room for consumer push back. And if Google lenses become a hit, it will pay off for Apple too.

[per: CultofMac]

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