Google Glasses are now available in 4 designs for the people who uses prescription lenses. These new frames cost an extra $225 per frame with a hefty $1,499 price tag of the gadget itself.
As promised, Google has finally taken a leap step forward in making its wearable technology compatible with prescription lenses. For the purpose, the search giant has released 4 frames, costing $225 each alongside Google Glass’s $1,499. It is roughly estimated that between 65 percent and 75 percent of the adult population uses some type of vision correction, more of which wear glasses than contacts. Considering the stats, the introduction of frames has always been a key requirement for Glass before the product goes on general sale to consumers, late this year.
Google is calling the new frames the “Titanium collection,” and it has designed them itself rather than partner with an outside company. But unfortunately, these new frames won’t really work without Glass. Because the right stem is shorter than the left, you won’t be able to wear them comfortably on their own. These frames will ship with basic – non-prescriptive lenses; means Google isn’t going to get into the business of providing prescriptive lenses itself – it would rather leave it up to your optician.
Meanwhile, many Government Agencies are planning to ban the gadget on multiple grounds, the search giant is paving its way improving the technology day-by-day.