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Google sees less geeky future with new Glass designs

www.usatoday.com Published: January 28, 2014

Google unveiled new designs for its Glass wearable technology today and signaled that future versions will look more like regular spectacles than a gadget for tech geeks, according to USA TODAY.



Four new Glass frames — called Bold, Curve, Thin and Split — were designed by an in-house Google team led by Isabelle Olsson. They cost $225 and go on sale online for members of Google's Glass Explorer program today. That is in addition to the current $1,500 cost of the Glass technology.

The frames hold prescription lenses for the first time, something that many early users of Glass requested. Google has partnered with VSP, a large eye-care benefits and insurance provider, which is training optometrists on how to put prescriptions in the new frames. VSP programs should make the frames cheaper through reimbursements, Google said.

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