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Originally Posted by anantksundaram
I spent a couple of hours with GG a couple of weeks ago. The most utterly laughable product ever.
Would you care to share your experience?
One, it’s rather heavy, and in a lopsided way. The right side (where the GG is) is much heavier and thicker, and does not slide between the ear lobe and the cranium in an easy way. I did not feel comfortable at all, since it seemed heavier on one side, and felt like it could slip and fall any time. The ‘viewing’ glass itself is about an inch long, half an inch wide and tall, and kind of sits there like a weird, clumsy-looking attachment to the glass.
Two, the entire thing comes in one big ‘molded’ piece. You cannot fold it over like you can normal reading glasses to, say, put in your shirt/jacket pocket. You have slip the whole thing into what looks like a man-purse pouch (or you have to carry a man-purse into which you’ll have to put that pouch).
Three, there was no obvious way to get started, but you figure it out by rubbing/hitting it here and there. Even then, the response was not uniform, quick, or smooth. I kept having to try multiple times to get a response.
Four, when it does come on, something like a floating white screen (like a projector presentation screen) shows up on the right side, and it tells you to say “OK, Glass” to get to a menu. (The current menu is really quite limited in terms of functionality). After wearing it and trying to do stuff with it for about 15-20 mins, my right eye got quite visibly tired, and I just had to take the darn thing off to ‘reset’ my vision. Think of looking at a Viewmaster or through a binocular with one eye for an extended period of time. Ugh.
Five, you have to be connected to wifi to get anything to happen at all.
Six, everything is stored on Google servers.
I could go on, but perhaps I should stop here in the interests of time. Let’s just say that I could not wait to take the damn thing off, and get on with my life. It’s not even close to a beta.