As a developer, I’ve had an idea for Glass for some time. I was disappointed to not get it in the first round of purchases and instead picked up an Oculus Rift to do some augmented reality dev.
However, a couple months ago I received an email with an invitation to purchase Google Glass! Now, I should say I’m still a huge believer in the tech, but since Glass is in the news again, I decided to type up this first-person account of why I returned Google Glass.
An invitation! Oh happy days! I’ve had an idea for Glass that I’ve been waiting to try. $1,650 (tax)? No problem, it’s that awesomeness!
I’ll have it shipped to me, please. I don’t need that circle jerk that is a visit the Google campus for a “fitting”… thanks though.
And now the beautiful box has arrived! I’m a kid on Christmas. Oooo… so shiny and nice and pretty and shiny!
Ok… this is kinda weird, it is just a tiny little screen in the upper right corner. And wait, if I flip it around, I can see the screen from the outside world. Hmm… Oh well, I just won’t look at pr0n on my awesome Glass.
Swipe, swipe, tap, swipe. “Define glass”. Great.
And now to get some directions to places I’m not going… that’s kinda cool.
Why is my temple getting warm? Oh, because this thing is getting hot after a few minutes of use. That’s not good.
Annndddd…. the battery is dead. Lame.
Oh well, you probably won’t be using it non-stop like that in the real world, and it didn’t even have a full charge to start. I’ll just charge it and wait for another go.
Time to do dishes, I’ll entertain myself with Glass now that it’s charged. This seems like the perfect use-case.
Both my hands are wet… “ok glass”. Nothing. “ok glass”. Nothing. Oh, I need to enable “head-tilt” to turn it on hands-free. Done. Ok, that kinda works… wait… I still need to swipe and tap? What the fuck? What good is this thing other than lording it over others? I’m returning this shit…