Today I finally got my hands on Google Glass and I am impressed. It's a pretty slick device with an even more impressive design. The device itself is light weight and pretty stylish (especially with the shade attached). It is also pretty comfortable while wearing, definitely more comfortable than my reading specs.
While the app selection is minimal, the apps that are available are pretty descent. Allthecooks and google play music are my favorites right now. There are other apps (facebook, evernote, cnn, etc.) I have yet to give them a try but will soon.
One of the things I really like is how good the speech recognition is. It's really accurate, the first time. I have not had to repeat myself or yell for it to pick up my commands. It is really responsive too which is another plus for me. there is nothing worse than a lagging app. I am also able to speak at a normal speed and cadence and not feel/sound like I'm trying too hard to make it register. The touch pad is also nice, very responsive and pretty intuitive.
Now hear come the caveats. Ah, the battery life, our age old friend has reared its ugly head within this realm of beauty. But I went into this expecting less than great battery life so I'm not all that disappointed. But i'm confident that Google will get this worked out as the device matures. Sunlight, the image within the prism gets washed out in direct sunlight. The shade helps a bit but it still wasn't great. Overall I am really pleased with the device and look forward to giving some good feedback to the Glass team and keeping you all up to date on my findings. With that said, it's time I get my glass out of here...
Just a reminder that all Glass Explorers must:
- Be US residents
- Be at least 18 years old
- Provide a US shipping address or pick up their Glass at one of our locations in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles