Just a week or so ago Sascha finally managed to get his hands on his very own Titanium Frame Google Glass kit – and man, has he been the happiest of Mobile Geeks since that moment. Catch Sascha at his most effervescent as he unboxes the Google Glass Titanium Frames, explaining along the way why this new setup is for him, so much closer to Google’s original concept.
It was back in January of last year that Google announced that it was planning to add options for prescription lenses to Google Glass, its pioneering wearable device. This addressed a major issue for the massive segment of the population that actually wear glasses day to day. The original Google Glass was always kind of clumsy when worn over the top of regular prescription glasses or sunglasses, but when attached to the prescription frames, suddenly Google Glass is fitting as well you would expect regular glasses – both comfort and usability substantially improved. Plus it looks way cooler than having the Google Glass awkwardly sit on top of your regular glasses.
Having the Google Glass aperture mounted on prescription frames that are comfortable for all-day use, as you would expect, totally improves the usability of Google Glass. The position of the console or screen gets just little closer to your retina so that you’re getting a much clearer scope of vision and better interaction with the screen itself. How does it work? Very simply. Sascha took his Google Frame to his local (and somewhat astounded) optician here in Taipei city who installed custom prescription lenses in just a matter of hours.
The Goggle Glass frames (simply called ‘Frames’ by the company itself) are made of titanium and are available in a choice of Thin, Bold, Curved and Split. They are specially designed by the Google Glass team and are available from the Glass store for $225.
The contents of the package from Google is pretty astounding, with considerable thought applied to each and every box and instruction booklet. The Frames come complete with a Micro-USB earpiece, which certainly make the user appear that bit more cyborg-like. But hey, if you’re wearing a network connected computer over your right eye, why not go the whole hog and have it connected to your ears too.