Ok, Glass

This weekend while running errands I decided to treat myself an upgrade my phone to an IPhone 5. All weekend I’ve been like a kid on Christmas morning playing around with the newer features that my old versions didn’t have while my friends and roommates constantly stared at me like I was a day late to the party. But the scary thing is, I am.  The IPhone 5 is already old news, and soon IPhones in general could be out of style.

Last week I read an article in the New York Daily News updating technology enthusiast on the highly anticipated Google Glasses. “Google Glass,” for those who don’t know, are hands free head gear that act as your communication tool and more. By simply saying, “Ok Glass” everything from voice translating text messages to projector like images, videos, Internet data, to GPS navigation is the control of your own voice.

Last week, Google asked potential users to use the hashtag #ifihadglass  to their tweeter account to apply for a place on the pre-order list. But what is most shocking to me s not the features but the price. These individuals will have to fork over $1,500  to use the glasses plus take an instructional course in either New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

On Saturday, I bought my IPhone for $125, which I was told a third of the original price. Now I maybe cheap, but that amount of money  on of phone was big stretch for me. I can’t imagine spending well over a grand on a piece of emerging media that will be old news in a year. I would hold off on being a trend setter, and wait until the prices drop significantly before become up the new Google toy.






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