Review: Wearing Google Glass is an awesome experience

We got the opportunity to try out Google glass - and yes it's a very exciting piece of personal technology.


Nikesh Arora heads all things money at Google. When a product is ready to be monetized, Arora steps in. The key phrase though is 'ready'. For as he put it 'getting a dollar from a billion users is easier than getting 10 dollars from a million.'

Arora therefore is handling perhaps the most influential products across the internet spectrum - from Search and YouTube, to Google Now and of course, it's latest innovation - Glass.

Review: Wearing Google Glass is an awesome experience

Nikesh Arora wearing Google glass: Durga Raghunath/Firstpost

While we've had a taste of the potentital of Google Now, Google Glass until today, had been an experience that we could only experience second hand - through pictures and video. This therefore raised a number of questions - how would it look? would it be intrusive? will it work? why would I wear it? and of course... what would it replace?

We tried it earlier today with Arora, and here is a quick review:

One, no it isn't intrusive. The powerful little screen is placed just at the top of your right eye. You can move it up and and off your eye.

Design- it's stunning. Glass is light and sits as comfortably on the nose as frames. That the little screen is such a powerful piece of computing stands testament to some hugely agile engineering.

Capability - when I wore it I could see utility aspects such as time, how long it would take to travel from central Delhi to Gurgaon (Google Now integration) as well as email and messages.

Multimedia: Video and images are very clear too. I could shoot Nikesh Arora with pretty impressive clarity and share it.

Finally - this he says is just the beginning. The device will be opened up to developers who will likely open up a box of new ideas and ways of using it.

As Arora says - don't view this as another aspect of mobility - view it as a screen talking to another.

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