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Google Glass Available to General Public for Today Only Starting 9AM ET

April 15, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

For a while now, Google’s wearable technology project, Google Glass, has been available to a select few dubbed Explorers. To the disappointment of many users, it’s been difficult to get your own device, but for today – and today only – Google will be opening up Glass for everyone in the United States. Starting from 9AM ET, April 15th, everyone in the US will be able to become a Google Glass Explorer. We have no idea how much stock Google has to give out, but Google themselves have already confirmed that the price will be $1,500 (plus local sales tax) and that you can choose your favorite frame or shade, allowing Glass to be a little more personal from the get go.

Glass has changed quite a bit over the past year and while the jury is still out on whether or not such a device is genuinely useful, plenty of Explorers have been having the time of their lives with Glass and the project continues to improve. We’re assuming that today’s one-day only sale will include the second generation hardware that the Glass team introduced a little while ago, too. There are a lot of reasons why you might want Glass, it makes communicating with others a hands-free experience, you can take first-person video or photos at a moment’s notice and there’s no need to be stuck to your smartphone all the time when you have Glass.

We wouldn’t be surprised if today’s one-day sale sells out pretty quickly, as Google has said a number of times that Glass still isn’t ready for the primetime, and today’s sale might be a good way to widen the net a good deal to get even greater feedback on the hardware and experience itself. Glass is also receiving an update that brings KitKat and more this week, so those new to Glass will have the latest and greatest software ready and waiting for them. To place an order for your own, you’ll need to head to the source link at 6 AM PT/9 AM ET.