Google Glass Owners Share Their Favorite Memories

Google Glass Owners Share Their Favorite Memories

 

On June 29th, 2013 – I became one of the first people to get the pleasure of owning Google Glass. For me, and countless others, Google Glass was more than a gadget but a springboard into several new and unique experiences. Thanks to Google Glass, I have had the pleasure of meeting several amazing people and travel around the country to meet with like-minded users. Many media outlets and journalists criticized Google Glass owners with unfounded claims of potential privacy violations but very few of them have actually met with Google Glass Owners to listen to their side of the story. I reached out to several Google Glass owners (past and present) to ask for them to share their favorite memories. I asked each of them the same batch of questions. Here are their responses –


I would like to extend a huge thanks to all who have participated in my survey. Please do me a favor and follow some of these fine folks on Social Media. I have personally had the pleasure of meeting many of them (and in some cases was there in person in their favorite memory).

 

 

Keith I Myers

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – #IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

 

Steph Lake

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – #IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

I wish mine still worked, I wish they could offer more support still, I wish they would come out with a newer consumer version that is less expensive. I wish they would have fixed the foil issues, I wish they would sell parts off the thousands of failed units they have at their disposal.

Joseph M. Cappellino

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – Glass Pioneer Program (2013 Google I/O)

Comfort. While having to wear prescription lenses, Glass was not the most comfortable frame. It was heavy. And even heavier with the additional prescription frames/lenses from Rochester Optical (I should have gotten the official frames, but had already gotten the ones from Rochester Optical).
I tried wearing contacts, by my eyes were too dry to wear them continuously.

Favorite Photos and Videos

Jeff Bond

Personal Website 

How did you get Glass? – #IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Weather Resistant
Favorite Photos

Robert B Hamilton

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – #IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

It needs a blinking red “you are being recorded” light and a better battery. Ok that’s 2. So sue me.
And I want to change my wished-for feature to X-Ray vision
Favorite Photos
Although Robert did not upload any photos, he does have a gallery on Google Plus capturing people’s first reaction to Google Glass that is definitely worth checking out called Glass Reactions.

John Giles

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – Initial Public Sale

Google Glass was always very slow. I wish the processor was much faster. I also wish there was better integration with iPhones as it was primarily designed to work with Android phones.

Linda Jovic

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – #IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

That I could still upgrade, purchase and use it!!!

Jason Newman

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The bone-conducting speaker never quite worked for me, no matter the placement. I think if they nailed the audio output of the device (and perhaps fixed those pesky nose-pad arms that bend every which way) the device would have been in my tech-rotation for longer.

Isaac Winters

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The battery life was pretty terrible, but that wasn’t unexpected.

Chris Vulkin

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Access cutoff except for few select groups in 2015-present
Favorite Photos

Ryan Taylor

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Lower the prism just a bit.

Corey Miecielica

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Better camera

Will Lassalle

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

That Google would have supported it more. I still think it could be relevant in some form and was ahead of its time.
Favorite Photo

Martin Ballard

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Battery life and would like it to have a better processor.

Jeanne Sutton

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

To fit any pair of RX glasses.
Favorite Photo

Allen Firstenberg

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – Glass Pioneer Program (2013 Google I/O)

Aside from wishing the next consumer edition was available, with the Google Assistant built-in and on demand, I wish that it had launched at a reasonable price. $1500 was a steep price for a consumer device, no matter how transformative.
Favorite Photos

Kata Rina

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

I hated when they took hangouts of glass

Jesus Suarez

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

the foil in the prism always comes apart soon or later also I miss the video conference

Don Schwartz

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

I wish it was ruggedized. Battery I could live with but humidity killed it
Favorite Photos

Debra Deppeler

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

1. Waterproof (sweat and rain cause problems)
2. A Longer lasting and cooler battery
3. Add a Rear View camera (To see what is behind me while biking)

Eddie Daniels

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Other people’s understanding and acceptance of the technology. It was an amazing device that never got to reach it’s full potential based on a lot of FUD.
Favorite Photos

Court Mejias

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –Glass Pioneer Program (2013 Google I/O)

Longer battery life and continuation of support

Ihar Rubanau

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

replaceble main hardware block (after year the hardware become so slow that it was not possible to use it anymore, only for demo sometimes)

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The foil issue! I also wish it was generally released to end-users so it was more common to see people with them. I feel this could have really helped out the software engineering side to normal end-users.

Philemon Vanderbeck

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The battery. Oh, and give it the ability to recognize people via their faces.

Mark Stout

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

Restore hangout video conferencing capability now only available through expensive third parties who market to medical education.

Joseph Stirt (bookofjoe)

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? – Glass Pioneer Program (2013 Google I/O)

A previous Glass software update included the ability to upload video directly to YouTube; it’s since been removed. I loved that feature and wish Google would reinstall it.

Alan S Unis

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

It is slow and unreliable in its connectivity and its performance.

Taylor R Hunt

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

I wish it had been fast enough and had enough connectivity to work.

Adam Outler

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The bone conduction speaker is too weak to use for Bluetooth phone calls. I would want a better speaker.

Jen Vargas

Social Media 

How did you get Glass? –#IfIHadGlass/Glass Explorers

The photo/video resolution is a given, so I’ll say the ability to attach/mount Glass (the device) on corrective glasses as well as sunglasses. A universal fit for all, and on BOTH sides of the head.
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1 thought on “Google Glass Owners Share Their Favorite Memories

  1. Thanks for collecting all these memories from all these familiar faces, Keith! You have always been a wonderful ambassador of technology. Thank you for being inclusive and encouraging of all those curious about new tech 🙂

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