That Powerful Google Glass

You fancy sci-fi movies because of the technologies they present. For example, the protagonists use glasses that can communicate with the internet through voice commands. It may look impossible 20 or 30 years ago but it is different now. Modern technology allowed for the development and production of these kinds of glasses.


In case you still do not know, Google is offering Google Glass. Google Glass was presented to the public on May 15, 2014. It is available in Singapore if you are interested. Singaporeans can buy it at US $1500. If you want to know more about the glasses, you should read further. Here are some specifications of Google Glass worth mentioning:

  • Background: Google Glass is a breakthrough because it is a computer that you can wear. Google Glass is equipped with Optical Head-mounted Display or commonly known as OHMD. The mission of Google is to produce an omniscient computer that can be used by everyone. Google partnered with Luxottica (owners of Oakley and Ray Ban) to provide more frame designs.
  • Operating system, battery, CPU and memory:  The operating system should be Android version 4.4.2. Its battery is Lithium Polymer. The Glass offers OMAP 4430 SoC (dual-core) and 1GB RAM of memory.

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  • Display and storage: Google Glass is proud of its stylish prism projector. The projector has 640×360 pixels of display. Furthermore, it offers LED display that is polarized. Its storage is 16 GB Flash in total.
  • Sound and input: The bone conduction transducer enables rich sound. The input is trough voice command using the microphone together with the accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope. Google Glass is also equipped with ambient light sensor as well as proximity sensor.
  • Camera and connectivity: Google Glass also takes pride in its camera. The camera can capture photos as well as record videos. You can take clear shots because of its 5MP camera. It can record high definition videos up to 720p. You can connect through the internet because it is Wi-Fi ready. You can also connect it to your Bluetooth and use micro USB for additional storage.
  • Dimensions and weight: Google Glasses has 22×21 inches dimension. It only weights 50 grams.
  • Compatibility: Google Glass can work with any phone as long as it has Bluetooth. The application (MyGlass companion) necessitates Android 4.0.3 (or higher) if not iOS 7.0 (or higher).
  • Touchpad: On the side of the glasses, there is a touchpad. The touchpad will allow users to switch the device’s applications. Sliding backwards will show recent events while sliding forward will show previous events.

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