The tech facts
According to the company, Google’s new smartglasses will let their users download and listen to music anytime, anywhere. The wearable computer gadget, which is activated through voice commands, flashes up data on a tiny screen, and takes pictures and videos on a pin camera, has been reconfigured and programmed to recognize the words: “listen to.” Therefore, searching for songs and scanning through saved playlists will be a feature available for users, and tracks form the online media apps store Google Play will be played through the newly-launched Glass Earbuds. These earphones will plug into the smartglasses’ headset and will feature with interchangeable colored caps.
“With these new features, we’re now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you’re a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip-hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes anytime, anywhere,” Ed Sanders, marketing director of Google Glass, told the New York Times.
When can you get them?
The augmented reality lenses are expected to be sold in the United States on 2014 for about $1,500, while the brand-new Earbuds headphones are expected to retail in the region for $85 bucks. Nevertheless, a spokesman for Google UK said that there were no plans to expand or launch the smatglasses outside the United States at the moment.
Earlier this year, Google launched its Explorer program so that Americans with an interest in the wearable computer gadget could contribute in its development. Around 8,000 people, which include famous bloggers and celebrities, were selected for the augmented reality lenses’ initial trial.