Something I picked up recently in San Francisco. OK I don’t own it, but got to play with one waiting in a queue and talking to a developer waiting to get into a function at the conference I was attending. I was impressed. It looks a bit weird, but you ignore it until you want to look at it, at which point you look up and to the right a little and there, apparently a foot or so from your head is a little TV screen.
I liked the way they’d set up the interface which, as we’ve known ever since the Mac is the secret source of a great IT product like this. You talk to it and ask it to look stuff up, show you stuff, take pictures etc. And you can gesture to it by running your finger along the side of the black plastic near the eye-piece. This works like a scroll bar or dial and you can replay your day and generally use it to help you access files. One of the people in the queue said that it would likely replace a lot of smartphone use. One’s phone would stay in one’s pocket and you could use Google Glass to consult it most of the time, and you would then take out your smartphone when it was particularly apposite. I don’t know if that will happen, but I could see why he thought that.
Anyway, I was impressed. I doubt I want to be a leading edge user, but when they get it (even) better and cheaper, I might well be in for my chop.