Google Teams up With Big Eyewear Brands for Bringing Style to Google Glass
Google Glass is about to get exotic looks thanks to a partnership between Google and the Luxxottica group that includes Ray Ban, Oakley, Vogue Eyewear, Persol, Oliver People’s, Alain Mikli, Arnetteto and many more sophisticated brands.
Chicago: Glass Google+ has posted information to this effect on its page on Monday (March 24). It plans to bring out a stylishly designed wearable as well as ensure wide distribution.
“Luxottica understands how to build, distribute, and sell great products that their clients and consumers love — something we care deeply about at Glass too,” the post said. “They’ll bring design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and, together, we’ll bring even more Glass style choices to our Explorers. In addition, Luxottica’s retail and wholesale distribution channels will serve us well when we make Glass available to more people down the road.”
Google cautioned that it is not expected to be that soon but the very partnership is the beginning of a new chapter, it added. When Glass is going to reach the customer, is vague. Though its beta version for $1,500 is a ‘spectacle’, this news about the plans for a new design to Glass comes after Google’s denial of a number of assumptions about Glass as myths.
Perhaps the new design might show up soon. Or it may be that Google is trying to convince us of its earlier assertions that Glass is not just a pair of goggles but is the biggest, high-fashioned Bluetooth tool ever.
The alliance is the latest attempt by Google to make its eye-ware more stylish and internet connected. Luxottica will develop the frames for the Google Glass which is a computing device that includes a screen above the wearer’s right eye to view internet content. It has a hands-free camera which can take pictures and video.
Google Glass was earlier meant only for a few test subjects known as ‘Explorers’. Luxottica is meant to highlight Glass’s appeal and help distribute it through its widespread markets. It is still unsure when Glass will be available but the Mountain View Califf co. is aiming for later release this year. To make Glass more practical, Google has designed frames which were released in January that could also fit in with prescription lenses. The prices for the Luxottica range of Glass will be announced at the point of sale.