Before it could even reach the masses, Google Glass captivated the fascination of millions after its official preview earlier this year.
A sleek technology designed for the human face, Google Glass delivers a killer augmented reality experience that will undoubtedly have profound implications on how we interact with the world around us.
Although its release won’t take place until next year, we already know that Glass makes it possible for users to record and share photos, obtain directions through voice control, participate in Google+ hangouts, view language translations, etc.
On paper, this majestic creation sounds simply amazing… but the first wave of hands-on tech analyst reviews is anything but inspiring.
“After reading all the reviews, and talking to people who actually wore Glass, I just see a product plagued by bugs, and of questionable use, that’s generating a lot of buzz because people want so desperately to have some new gadget to latch onto, and fear being wrong about the next major technology trend,” says Jay Yarow of BI.
BI’s own Alyson Shontell said of Glass: “It’s disorienting. You’re unable to focus on people or things around you … Glass is headache-inducing too; you’re more or less cross-eyed when focusing on something so close to your face.”
From its battery life to its buggy features, the early reviews are certainly underwhelming for Google.
To read more of what Google Glass testers are saying, click here.