In a post yesterday on its official Google+ Google Glass page, Sebastian Thrun, the same developer who shared the first picture taken with the Google Glasses, has shared yet another photo taken with the spectacles. This time around, the quality of the photo is much better. The first photo, taken of Charlie Rose, was good, but it left a lot to be desired.
Thrun’s latest photo, which depicts his son Jasper, is much clearer and it also gives us a pretty cool shot that would be extremely difficult to pull off with a camera not embedded in a pair of high-tech glasses.
The photo also gives us a glimpse at how the camera performs in an outside environment. Suffice to say, the quality of the photo is pretty darn impressive, especially since these are just a prototype.
Google’s Project Glass is set to bring Google Glasses and their augmented reality capabilities to the general population. As of right now, we are unsure as to when that might be although there has been whispering about a possible release by the end of the year.
The glasses have been rumored to retail for somewhere between $250 and $600.
Excitement behind the project is warranted given the features that Google has said will be on board.
The video above displays several of those features which include:
- Checking the weather
- Checking a calendar
- Receiving and responding to a message
- Getting alerts and navigation
- Setting reminders
- Looking up a friend’s location
- Taking and sharing a photo
- Listening to music
- Taking and receiving calls
- Video chatting
Needless to say, it’s an ambitious project and one worth following. If interested, you can follow the progress of the Project Glass team on Google Plus, to stay up to date on Google Glasses.