NEW YORK, N.Y., U.S.A. – Google’s new piece of famous tech, Google Glass, allows the user to browse the internet, take pictures and video, share on social media and more, all while remaining relatively hands-free.
At the Google for Media Summit in Manhattan on Monday, I got to try it.
Google Glass fits and feels just like a normal pair of glasses. The sample pair I tried on had no lenses – they looked a little weird to me, but it made them fit right over my regular glasses. so I wasn’t blind while wearing them
The screen for Google Glass is in the top right-hand corner of your vision and is a little bigger than a thumbnail. When I looked up at it, I had a little double vision of the screen, but I suspect that it would go away with use (or less caffeine).
Google Glass functions on a combination of voice, touch and motion sensors.
You turn it on and go back by touching the side piece and scroll by raising and lowering your head. Speaking activates controls like camera and video.
The woman showing me the Glass said the data is stored in the cloud.
Mary Majerus-Collins is a Senior Reporter for Youth Journalism International.