April 15, 2014 @ 11:01 AM
If you've been dreaming of becoming a Google Glass Explorer, today's your lucky day! Everyone in the United States who wants the Glass can buy it for one day only, which is pretty momentous as it has not been available to the public yet.
For those of you think the tiny portable computer is just a techie's dream and not something to invest in -- they're actually a whole lot more stylish than you think thanks in part to lead Glass designer Isabelle Olsson. She and her team have taken the original Explorer model and added four sleek and fashion-forward frames into the mix. "The Explorer style was really built to be incredibly light, simple, but also scalable,” explains Olsson. “Where we come in today is how people can make glass their own and make it an accessory that fits them and their lifestyle.”
Dubbed the Titanium Collection, it consists of four different prescription lens frames (all priced at $250): Curve ("edgy and fashion forward"), Split ("for those who like rimless"), Thin ("sophisticated and simple"), and Bold ("chunky and cool"), as well as two sunglass frames ($150). All well constructed and super sleek, Olsson designed a small yet well edited collection that truly offers a fit for all face shapes. "We looked into what are the classic styles that people really like and then we took those and distilled them down into these minimalized versions of the style," says Olsson. "We really focused on making these really precise, focusing on every millimeter and curve to make them look perfect and fit a lot people." So if you were hesitant about the practicality of the design before, this update was made for you. "The goal with glass is to make technology feel more natural and more part of your life and make it more effortless. I think with these new frames and new shades it just kind of takes that to the next level."
Thinking you want to purchase one of these covetable frames? If you're a United States resident and 18 or older, head to google.com/glass now, and be sure to hurry! There's only a limited amount availabe.