Review: UPDATED: Google Glass


  • Update: Google Glass ceased production in 2015, but the novel head-worn computer experiment may live on in a foldable Enterprise Edition one day. The Snapchat Spectacles may give consumers many of the camera-based features going forward. Here’s our original Google Glass review.

Google Glass is the controversial wearable that had its sci-looking beta testers turning heads and being peppered with questions. How does it work? What does it feel like? And, of course the inevitable, well, can I try it?

The increasing number of Google Glass invites has led to Project Glass being open to everyone in the US and now the UK, so curious, tech-savvy early adopters can answer most of these questions on their own.

It’s a little easier for them to say “yes” to Glass now that it’s been upgraded with more memory and new apps. There’s a speedier 2GB of RAM on board instead of 1GB and 12 new apps including Shazam and Live Stream. The Google Glass app list is officially over the 50 apps threshold and the most recent update puts all Android notifications in the top right corner of your eye.

But there’s one query all prospective Glass owners all struggling with right now at checkout, and it’s a question I get all of the time: is Google Glass worth it?