Google unveils next Google Glass

Jacob Yothment

Google Glass 2
Source: Google

Finally, you can now have cool glasses that make you look and feel like Tony Stark. 

The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has been unveiled. This newest edition of Google Glass comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 chip. 

We know what you’re thinking, “What on Earth is that thing?”

This chip is the first of its kind to be focused on both virtual reality and augmented reality capabilities. The chip also promises a more powerful CPU and an artificial intelligence engine. 

The new Google Glass comes with a better camera, a USB  port for faster charging, and costs about $1,000. That price is $500 cheaper than the original price of the first Google Glass. 

Also, unlike its predecessor, Google Glass will not be sold directly to the consumer. You will be able to buy it from retailers.

Google first released the Google Glass Expedition to provide “hands-free access to the information and tools they need to complete their work.”

“Workers can use Glass to access checklists, view instructions or send inspection photos or videos, and our enterprise customers have reported faster production times, improved quality, and reduced costs after using Glass,” according to a blog post from Google.

So… should I buy it?

The original Google Glass Expedition was pricey and looked pretty silly. The $1,500 price tag did not seem worth the luxury of not taking out your phone that essentially did the same thing.

Although this one is cheaper, we are going to have to wait and see whether or not there will be more features making it worth it. At least these ones make you look like less of a dork.

If this thing helps you run the Avengers, then it might be worth it. Until then, just stick with the smartphone you are already paying to use.

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