“Who’s that redhead up above?” A valid question, Jeeves. It’s Isabelle Olsson, the Swedish industrial designer behind Google Glass. I think I might be in love.
Anyway! Concentrate, man. Nearly one year on from its debut at Google I/O, Google Glass specs have finally been confirmed. Ready or not, it’s almost a(n augmented) reality.
We’re lifting the Google Glass specs directly from – yep – the official Google Glass specs page, where we’re told that the device “fits any face” - thanks to the adjustable nosepads.
Google Glass’s display is said to be the equivalent of watching a 25in HD screen from eight feet away.
On the camera side of things, Google Glass has a 5MP shooter, alongside 720p video recording.
As for sound, there’s no need to ram anything in your ear, as Google Glass audio is taken care of by the – wait for it – “bone conduction transducer”.
Connectivity-wise, Google Glass offers both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, while storage weighs in at 16GB (12GB user accessible). Speaking of Bluetooth, Google Glass is compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, and the MyGlass companion app requires Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) or higher.
Finally, there were some concerns about Google Glass battery life, but the specs page assures us it’ll last “one full day of typical use”. There is a warning, however, that features like Hangouts and video recording will eat up more juice.
And that’s Google Glass. I’ll be quite interested to try it out, but can’t imagine actually buying one.
What do you guys think? Will we all be rocking Google Glass in future, or is the whole thing about to fall flat on its face?