Invention in The Spotlight: Google Glass Review
A Little About Google Glass
Google Glass officially went on sale in April of 2014. It is more or less, a hands free smart phone in your glasses. It has several features including, a voice controlled GPS, internet, and you can use it for taking photos and filming video footage. The Glass has 2
GB RAM and it is Bluetooth ready. They are somewhat expensive at $1,500 dollars but, they work in many ways.. It only weighs 50 grams and it's dimensions are 22 x 21".
They are stylish because they come in Ray Ban and Oakley styles. Prescription glasses are free with the purchase of Google Glass. The screen is a liquid crystal LED illuminated screen backdrop.
My cousin bought the Google glass to go on his glasses. I personally do not wear glasses but, if I did already, I would go ahead like my cousin and get the extra piece, so that you can navigate the internet quickly.
The Functions of Google Glass
Have You Tried It?
Have you ever used Google Glass before?
Google Glass Explorer Edition
Video and Photo Camera
The video and photo camera can be used with voice command or by touching the button on the side of the glasses. The button control is simple to use and very neat I must say. On the other hand, the Voice Control, while an amazing concept, is not easy to use because, you have to speak too loud and sometimes the voice control gets confused. Photos can be transferred with the USB to phones and computers.
Specs: 5 MP for photos and 720 P for video footage.
Comment: Being able to snap photos and record events is neat and rather easy to use although, Google needs to improve the voice command part of this function. Grade: B+
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Google Glass Records and Takes Pictures
Google Glass Colors
GPS Navigation with CPU
The Navigation system is nice because, voice control works with it and as you walk the map and directions appear out of the corner of the right lens. The map comes up during directions and it is in all color.
Specs: Android 4.0.3 operating system
Comment: A nice feature of Glass is, directions that can be seen and heard (via earphones). They work seamlessly and one of the best and fast working features of this hands free CPU. Grade: A
Google Glass Walkthrough
My favorite part of Google Glass is the internet which is WIFI controlled. Its voice commands that take you to email and websites. Information at your fingertips...I mean at your eyeballs.
Specs: 802.11 B/g WIFI internet with Bluetooth technology
Comment: Google Glass works excellent with email, weather and current news events. The only complaint is, when you use voice command, websites to come up. Sometimes you have to say it loud and slow to get Glass to get it right. You could imagine if you are out in public. Talking to your eyeglasses would be weird and everyone would probably look at you as if you were crazy. You also would not be able to use them in the library, if you have to talk too loud. Grade: B-
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The battery is rechargeable and can be replaced with another one to rotate it. Also, It can be plugged into the wall to charge. The battery lasts around 18 hours before it needs recharging or replacing.
Specs: Lithium Polymer Battery 2.1 Wh and it has a USB cord and charger
Comment: The battery has excellent life and can be charged while you sleep. It is long lasting and never needs replacing, only charging a couple of hours a night. Grade: A+
Google Glass Review
Google Glass on Amazon
Touchpad Functions and Display
The Touchpad is on the right side of Google Glass and you can swipe it backwards to see a calendar as well as the weather and local news. If it's swiped forward you can see pictures, videos, or go into the phone book to call someone.
Specs: Prism Projector 640 x 360 pixels for the display.
Comment: The touchpad gets a lot respect because it works so well after you get accustomed to it. You can swipe forward and backward and tell it with your voice where to go. Also, you can swipe through your favorites to choose we pages and emails. Grade: A
Functions of Google Glass
Other Google Glass Applications and Uses
Sound: Bone Conduction Transducer with earphone attachments
Comment: The sound is clear and easy to hear especially with use of ear phone jacks.
Storage: 16 GB Flash with 12 GB Flash usable memory
Comment: More than enough storage space for Glass. Grade: A+
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Comment: A descent amount of memory although, it could be a little more, considering the cost of the Glass which is high. Grade: B
CPU: OMAP 4430 SoC Dual Core.
Comment: Although it gets the job done it still leaves a little to be desired, especially with web surfing. Grade: C+
Pricing: $1,500 and up
Comment: Google Glass is definitely overpriced because, although it is a hands free smart phone attached to glasses so to speak, it's still just does what an I phone 5 can do.
Price: Grade: D
Display: Prism Projector Screen, Pixels ranging to 640 X 360.
Comments: Amazing to be honest. It comes up before your right eye as clear as day and it's no strain in any way to read words and see everything as if were right in front of you. Grade: A-
Apps: All Google Apps and 6 third parties including The New York Times.
Comment: I believe the few apps they have are excellent to say the least, especially with Google related APPS such as, Google maps I t's neat to just say Google play music and then it turns on tunes instantly. On the other hand they need more than 20 Apps to succeed. Grade: B+
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