Google Glass Chance for Lucky Few

Google is extending the availability of its wearable computers, Google Glass, to more people, but not the general public until 2014. Google announced on Monday that it is allowing the 10,000 ‘explorers’ who have been testing out Google Glass to invite three friends each to buy the latest version, currently costing $1800 NZD

Google Glass works like a Smartphone, but is worn on your head like glasses. The invites will be going out in the coming weeks. Google says it’s also letting users who purchased Google Glass prior to Monday to swap their Glass for the latest model. The new devices have been updated to work with prescription frames and include a single ear bud to replace the less popular bone-conduction speaker in the first edition. Google Glass also has a hands-free camera that shoots photos and video through voice commands.

In a post on Google+, the internet giants announced their plans.

 “Over the next few weeks, all Explorers will have the opportunity to invite three friends to join the program. They’ll be able to buy Glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, tree house or igloo. We’re counting on you to get Glass to the people you think will make great Explorers.”