According to a spokesman of the Google Glass project, the glasses will not be coming to BestBuy in 2014 and especially not for just $299.
The Google Glass will be available to the public in 2014, but neither on BestBuy nor for a retail price of $299 as indicated in previous rumors. The statement is coming directly from a spokesperson of the project Chris Dale who posted an update on his Twitter account.
Currently, we do not have any information about Google’s launch plan for the unique augmented reality glasses based on Android. For now, the glasses are only available to developers for $1500. Comment by Dale reveals that the retail price won’t be just $299, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the figure will be higher. In this case, the Mountain View giant indeed would bring the device for a very affordable price, making the glasses even more appealing to a broader slice of potential buyers.
Curiously the final fact is that Glasses won’t be coming to BestBuy in 2014. Although, the BestBuy is one of the biggest retailers in the globe, and so it seems that Google has chosen to distribute the glasses through its Play store, and even then only at the retail partners.
Google Glass is the name chosen by the group of Sergey Brin and Larry Page for the innovative augmented reality glasses that allow the wearer to have a different point of view on the reality surrounding him. For example, you can use voice commands to initiate a phone call, a video call, to read a new incoming message or send one to a recipient from the phonebook, to get directions via Google Maps, to capture photos and video, and much more. The debut of this device is quite expected at the global level, especially by geeky guys.