Sometimes we get so caught up in wearable tech functions that we forget the form factor. You do need to actually wear these things at the end of the day. In an effort to push Glass into the mainstream, Google is pairing up with designer Diane von Furstenberg to design limited-edition frames. The cultural cache may provide some renewed excitement for the groundbreaking tech that has many turned off thus far.
To see great examples of tech meeting fashion, check out Netatmo’s June, an elegant UV sensing bracelet.
Google Glass always came with the promise of a more immersive technological experience without staring down at a phone. As the device has been tested, though, we’ve seen that the gesture-based control system isn’t quite as frictionless as intended. Many struggled with the controls, and realized that there needs to be another element of control in place. Google released an app update to remedy this problem with MyGlass Companion, which is an app interface that allows the user to touch, swipe, and tap their phone’s screen to move through the Glass UI. It allows users to interact with the device perhaps a bit more granularly, and will provide for a more fluid form of interaction, with multiple access points now in place. The update is now available in the Google Play store.
Sample Photos Taken From Google’s Glass Project. #awesome!