One of the major inhibitions for wide-spread adoption of Google Glass is certainly its overly-distinctive design, in addition to the fact that the smart glasses aren’t actually glasses. In one swoop Google’s changed all that with its Titanium Collection for Google Glass, which features super light titanium frames, twist-on sunglasses, and prescriptions in addition to the heads-up display in the upper right corner. The styles, named Split, Thin, Bold, and Curve, are now available to Explorers (aka beta testers) as part of a $225 upgrade option this afternoon. One of the major stumbling-blocks for Google has officially been overcome.
While function is obviously paramount, wearables cannot overlook aesthetics. Making glasses’ appearance more conventional might spur adoption while quieting privacy concerns prior to their public launch.