Google’s secret Google[x] team recently revealed a new initiative called “Project Glass.” The group said it plans to create glasses with a heads-up display (HUD) that can be used for navigating around town using augmented reality, reading and replying to text messages and much more. While we initially thought this was in the very early stages of development, Sergey Brin attended a charity function last night actually wearing them.
Initial reports suggested that the fruits of Project Glass, otherwise known as “Google Glasses” or “Google Eye,” could land on the market later this year for $250 – $400. What remains unclear, however, is exactly what they will look like. While Brin’s glasses appear to be thin and stylish, we also noted that he’s wearing a backpack in several additional photos, which we assume is being used to help power Project Glass. If that’s the case, the final product could require frames that are much larger than what’s shown in the image above. We could be wrong, however, and maybe they really are that sexy looking… well, as sexy as a HUD can get anyway.
The above image was shot by Thomas Hawk.