Google Glass hits the road: Next stop, Detroit

By Lisa Ray, Managing Editor, ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnLisa, lray@wdiv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:13:41 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 16 2013 04:53:18 AM EST

Google is bringing Glass, its new wearable computer created by the Google[x] team, to Detroit, Michigan on November 16 and 17.

The public is invited to come try Glass, which is not yet available to consumers. Glass is a sleek and lightweight hands-free computer device encased in a titanium eyeglass frame that’s on when you need it and off when you don’t. From on-the-go maps to voice searches, video calls, photo sharing and more, Glass allows users to seamlessly interact with their technology without interrupting the flow of their everyday lives. Consumers can RSVP here: http://detroitthroughglass.splashthat.com/

Since May, 10,000 Glass Explorers have been invited to get Glass and use it out in the world.  The group includes tech developers as well as everyday folks including more than 70 from Michigan who applied to be part of the program.  Aside from those 10,000 Explorers nationwide, most people haven’t even seen Google Glass in person and the team wants to change that.  That’s why they’re coming to Michigan for a two day-long consumer event at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.  As the first such public event open to consumers, Google invites Michigan residents to come and experience the simplicity, convenience and comfort of Glass.  

Google brings Glass to Detroit after long admiring the city’s history of invention and innovation.  We’ve invested in Michigan from our early days, with offices in Ann Arbor and Birmingham.  Plus we just recently named local start-up incubator, Grand Circus, one of seven Google funded technology hubs in North America.

Event-goers are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves wearing Glass and share their experience on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #detroitthroughglass.

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