Google to redesign Glass so you don't look daft

6 February 2015

google glasses Google had to retreat on their Glass project because people just aren't ready to wear what is ostensibly a mobile phone on their face or, perhaps more pertinently, they look really stupid.

Well, they haven't given up entirely on the idea as it transpires that Google are looking at completely redesigning the wearable technology, so people don't look like massive divs while wearing them.

Google will be completely redesigning the frames from scratch and they won’t be released to the public until they're happy with how they look, so don't expect any pre-production models for developers and tech fiends.

While the glasses as we know them aren't in production any more, Google have still be working with Glass. The most notable thing they're doing is working Tony Fadell, who set up the 'smart home' project of Nest. The Internet Giant has also been working with jewellery designer Ivy Ross too.

Fadell has taken control of Google Glass and said that "early Glass efforts have broken ground and allowed us to learn what’s important to consumers and enterprises alike… I'm excited to be working with Ivy to provide direction and support as she leads the team and we work together to integrate those learnings into future products."

Working with someone who designs nice things means that Google will be aiming to create wearable technology that is functional and stylish, and thereby trying to sidestep people being called Glassholes who wear them.

So, Glass isn't dead-in-the-water, but rather, being kept back until they look like the kind of thing people might actually want to buy. They're going to have to work on the price too. Get both of these things right, and Google could have a smash on their hands.

TOPICS:   Technology   Gadgets

1 comment

  • Mike H.
    There are plenty of fuckwits that look daft with their beards and tight clothes, what the fuck difference is this going to make?

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