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Google rolls out stylish, prescription Google Glass headsets

Prescription Google Glass models on the way, along with more stylish units (NASDAQ:GOOG)
| Wearable Computing News | Posted: Jan 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Google today confirmed its Google Glass will support prescription glasses, which has been the most requested feature by potential customers. As Google prepares to publicly launch Glass on a wide scale before the end of the year, providing prescription and additional fashion models will help entice customers that were sitting on the fence.




"This marks the next phase in the evolution of Glass as we move towards a wider consumer launch later in 2014," Google noted in a recently posted FAQ.


Vision care insurance provider VSP will also include Glass prescriptions, anticipating wider adoption of the next-generation wearable product. The Titanium line will include curve, split, bold and thin frame shapes, available for $225 each. Google is teaming up with Maui Jim to include Glass sunglasses, and consumers can expect to pay $150 for the sunglasses version.


As wearable electronics are expected take off over the next few years, Google hopes to help mold the industry as an early adopter of the technology. Partnering with insurance providers, sunglasses makers, and traditional glasses frame manufacturers should help give consumers a wider variety of different products to choose from.


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