Google Glass is inarguably one of the most-talked-about innovations in the recent past. Despite a slew of concerns regarding privacy and an increasing number of places you aren’t allowed to wear it, tech lovers continue to push back, which suggests that it’s not going away anytime soon. But, love it or hate it, one thing most people can agree on is that its design leaves something to be desired. That’s soon to change…for prescription eyeglass wearers, anyway.
Google announced today that it will launch a line of four prescription frames that the Glass hardware can be attached to. Each frame is gray titanium; the four styles are called curve, thin, split, and bold. It’s fairly easy to switch Glass from one frame to another, for those who like to mix it up, but since it involves unscrewing and then re-screwing, it’s a little burdensome to do too frequently.
The frames will cost $225, or $150 for a second line designed by Maui Jim, which is still in the works. This is, of course, in addition to the $1,500 you’ll have to drop to buy Glass. The tech leader expects these frames to become available to the public toward the end of this year.
Don’t wear prescription lenses? For the foreseeable future, you’ll be stuck wearing the current, awkward design. But we have no doubt that Google will eventually release more fashion-forward iterations of the standard model as they continue to refine the technology.