Christmas has come early for early adopters today. Google has finally given us a release date and price point for their nerdy (and potentially sort of stylish) augmented reality glasses. But start saving up now, because the glasses will cost just under $1,500 when they go on sale at the end of 2013, according to Techcrunch and The Verge.
Dante D'Orazio at The Verge quotes a Google source as saying Google Glass will definitely come in at a price "less than $1,500," which isn't really clear at all — there's a really big difference between a $95 pair from potential Google partner Warby Parker and $400 pair of nice designer eyeglasses, and then there's 1,500 bucks — but at least it sets an upper limit. And before you complain to Santa, these details are a lot more info than what Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who likes to ride the subway in his glasses, offered in May, when he vaguely told everyone that he'd be aiming for something "sometime next year."
The pricing and release date details cap a week when we finally learned about all the adventures we can take with Google Glass someday:
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