The Verge has confirmed with Google that a “fully-polished” version of Google Glass will be ready for consumers by the end of the year, that it will cost “less than $1,500,” and that it will be compatible with both Android and iPhone.
Also, they’ll come in colors like: Shale, Tangerine, Charcoal, Cotton and Sky. The Verge Editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky had the opportunity to take the device for a spin, and has written the most in-depth hands-on account of it that we’ve seen so far. And the good news is that he seems sold on the device.
The Explorer edition, which Google is currently taking applications for with the #ifihadglass contest, comes with a sunglass accessory which can be put on and taken off. As he notes, the device comes apart so you can attach different frames, lending credence to the rumor that Google is working with Warby Parker. One could imagine Google working with a variety of partners.
If you’re really interested in the Glass experience, you won’t want to miss Topolsky’s piece. Make sure you have a few minutes to spare, because it’s quite long.