Experiences with Google Glass

In light of Google Glass going on sale to the public yesterday, I’ve decided to share some of my experiences with Glass over the past few months. My research group obtained several Glasses through the Explorer program, and we’ve put them through the ringer. While I realize that the Glass is a first release and isn’t meant to be a mainstream product, corporate moves like Google’s push to sell it to everyone have really demonstrated that Google thinks the product is good enough for the general public. After several months of using, hacking on, and developing for the Glass, I’m not impressed … and here’s why.