Google has unveiled a neat way of pushing its Glass Explorer units into the hands of a larger audience. On April 15, the company says, it will make the device available for purchase to all U.S. residents.
The offer will remain valid only for a single day. During that day, anyone in the U.S. will be able purchase Google Glass, as long as the stocks last. This is a fine move by Google to ramp up the rollout of Glass. Until now, Google Glass was available to a limited few individuals, mostly programmers, who had to cough up $1500 and wait a long time to get their early units.
The one-day offer will be available all day on April 15. According to an official Google post, “Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in.”
So not only will the lucky buyers get a Glass unit but a cool sunglass shade or a prescription frame to go with it. It must be noted here that this is not a full-scale consumer roll-out of Google Glass. Rather, this is simply Google’s strategy to take one step at a time and gradually expand the user base of its shiny new toy. We are sure it is going to pay off as the buzz surrounding the deal is already palpable on the web.
If you have been waiting to lay your hands on a Glass unit, now is your chance to have it. Mark the calender for next Tuesday and be sure to sign up here.