Google Wants New ‘Explorers’ for Glass; Eye Device to Go On Sale for One Day — Tuesday, April 15th

Google's wearable computer called Glass.
Google’s wearable computer called Glass.

If you’ve been waiting impatiently to get a pair of Google Glass, mark your calendar and grab your checkbook.

Google announced late Thursday that it will sell prototypes of the wearable computers for one day next week in an effort to expand its cadre of early testers, known as Explorers.

“Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better,” wrote Google‘s Glass team in a post on its Google+ page. “But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new.”

Glass will go on sale Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET. Any U.S. resident age 18 or over will have a chance to buy a pair of Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

The eyewear will be sold first come, first serve and the number of spaces in the Explorer program are limited. Google did not say how many people will be able to buy into the program.

To try for a chance to buy Glass, prospective buyers need to go to the Google Glass site, fill out a a brief form and and note why they’re interested in the computerized eyeglasses.

“We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass,” the Glass team wrote.

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