I’ve been into technology ever since I was a kid, which ultimately lead me down the path of pursuing a career in computing. I’ve also been an avid fan of Star Trek for many years and so when the opportunity came to get my hands on the Google Glass, I did not hesitate!
You might think that the hefty prototype price tag wasn’t worth it, but when you think about it, value is something you can create from any item, and hence forth I knew I could get the value out of the Google Glass by both reporting and constant tweeting about it. I want to share my experience of it with people.
so 30 days begins here
I feel like it’s almost a duty since I can look at it from both an entrepreneurial perspective and also from a gadget POV. So I decided to do a 30-day challenge to see how it holds up in my own life and the activities I get up to.
I must admit, having seen much of the media around the web, I wasn’t prepared for just how little you could actually do on the device. We see product videos all the time on TV and the web, and in most cases, the devices will do a lot more than what a 30 or 60 second commercial could cover.
Unfortunately in the case of Google Glass, it really is quite limited at this stage. I think the perception I had of it was some sort of more complex device that could provide extensive hands free access to my phone and phone tasks. The reality is that right now it only has a few capabilities which really interest me.
I’m also curious to see how in the next 30 days I can spot the opportunities which this new device could lead to. I know that there are many applications written for it yet, aka Glassware, so the landscape is wide open for people to interpret and invent new ways in which it could be useful.
I’ve already thought of a few that would be amazing such as for surgeons doing operations with notes or instructions showing up. Or even for deaf people to perform active lip reading and live translation. Needless to say, the applications and opportunities are massive here.
I also want to see if this device might eventually work for our own Mindlogr platform. Mindlogr is a life logging platform aimed at recording video from people’s lives, and the Glass might just be a fantastic tool to allow people to do just that easily.
My first night with it I left the Glass on standby at 78% charge and by the morning it has lost all its charge. After 45 minutes charging it had 17% charge, and it’s still going as I write this morning.
Anyways, check back every so often as I try to keep updates going on my 30-day Glass challenge.
If there is something you want to ask me to test on Google Glass let me know.