Starting today, Google Glass is available for practically anybody in the USA, as long as they are over 18 and have $1500 to spend.
The Explorer version of the Google Glass wearable was sold only to developers who intended to write apps for the device, this was changed to a invite system where Glass users could send an invite to their friends to purchase it too. Then Google decided to open the buying to anyone for one day last month. Now Google have decided to openly sell the device to anyone, so it looks like Google understands the need to have feedback from the common public. This feedback will play a crucial role when the device becomes mass produced.
Google says that they will continue to sell the device as long as they have it in hand, leaving room for a possible out of stock situation. So it is advised to get the device as soon as possible if you’re interested, and or course live in the US …and have the cash to spare.
Here’s Google’s official statement on the availability …
Last week we told you we’d be trying out new ways to find Explorers. Well, we weren’t kidding. We learned a lot when we opened our site a few weeks ago, so we’ve decided to move to a more open beta. We’re still in the Explorer Program while we continue to improve our hardware and software, but starting today anyone in the US can buy the Glass Explorer Edition, as long as we have it on hand:google.com/glass
We’re ready to keep meeting new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear all your experiences and feedback to continue to make Glass even better, ahead of our wider consumer release
Get more detail on Google Glass here.