48 hours with Google Glass

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A couple weeks back I was able to borrow Google Glass for 48 hours, and I wanted to maximize my time – so besides sleeping (and showering) – I wore them non-stop. Even when my wife kept asking “Are you really going to wear those out?” and my kids saying “Where did you get those cool glasses!” (they still ask about them) – I wore them, talked to them, tapped them, and scrolled through the virtual interface floating in front of my face.

There is no better way to share something than with photos – so here are 48 hours of photos and videos from Glass:

Click/tap on an image to view a larger version. All images had a little post-processing in Analog.

First thing after work, I hooked Glass up to my google account, which was quick and easy – and I was off and running. We went out for tacos that night, and I swear people were whispering and pointing, but I’d been told that would happen.

My lovely wife on her antiquated mobile device ;-) (I think she was taking the photo above)

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Then we took a trip over to Target to pick up some things. No funny looks there.

Easy to take some hands free driving photos.

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Apple?

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Cart race!

Heading out.

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Oh, look – there’s a cool car!

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Heading home with the 8yo, board games come out.

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Then time for bed.

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Next morning, hot English breakfast tea.

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Next up, pick up the little one from Grandpa.

“Dad, what’s that on your face?”

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Grandpa.

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Off to work!

Plane overhead.

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Blake.

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Jay.

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All this time I’m saying “Just a FYI, I just took your photo.” Hopefully that’s enough :-)

Kevin.

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Justin.

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Me. Accidental photo from Jay.

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Accidental video from Jay.

The Sabre corridor.

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Kevin again, I don’t think he knew I was taking this.

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The office.

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Then we had a gathering at the office with the CEO (intern awards), and taking Glass into a large group was interesting – ended up letting around 10+ people give them a go. I had my Nexas 7, so I could mirror the Glass display for a small group to see.

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Sam our (now) former CEO.

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Ken.

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I think this was when Joaquin had the Glass on. That’s Mark in the photo with me.

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This is the only photo not from the Glass (obviously) – that’s Joaquin sporting the Glass. This was taken with my NX1000.

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Heading out, there’s Tony and Brian.

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Then heading home, time to play with the 3yo.

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Round & round!

He likes cars.

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Time for some crafts.

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Paper airplanes!

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Ready to fly!

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Test flight.

Getting ready for bed.

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Superman!

Books. Some Moomin I picked up in the UK.

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And time to go to sleep.

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There you go. 48 hours of photos from Glass.

It’s really simple, and unobtrusive to take photos. You find yourself just taking them here and there to see what you’ll get. The quality is really pretty good, and when you charge your glass for the night, your photos are automatically backed up to your Google+ account where you can then download them from any browser.

I probably took 100s of photos in this short amount of time, but I tend to take too many photos anyways.

Worth $1500 and a plane ticket to SFO or NYC? Probably not yet for me. It’s a great conversation starter. Good camera. Good video camera. Interesting way to consume bursts of information from twitter, email, news, etc…

It will only get better in time, and cheaper as well.

As always, I look forward to the future!

One thought on “48 hours with Google Glass

  1. I think this is the future.

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