For Today Only, Anyone In The U.S. Can Buy Google Glass

If you have $1,500 to spare, that is.

1. U.S. residents will be able to buy Google Glass for $1,500 on April 15 for one day only as part of the Glass Explorer programme.

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2. Glass was initially sold only to a limited number of users through the Explorer programme, where people had to tweet about what they would do with Glass using the hashtag #ifihadglass.

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4. The technology has often come under attack for being overly futuristic and looking a bit odd.

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Users can famously ask the technology to carry out a certain action by saying, “OK Glass”, with commands like, “OK Glass, take a picture.”

5. Which is probably why Google released a new set of designs in January.

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7. But in an announcement on Google+, the company announced that it planned to “expand the Explorer program” and will allow people to buy Glass for $1,500 (plus tax), most likely on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Those interested in buying Glass can find out more on the official page. It will go on sale at 6 a.m. PT (9 a.m ET).

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