Google offers Glass test-runs for all those curious

The tech giant offers free demos of its computer-enabled eyeglasses in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York.

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Rows and rows of Google Glass. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET

Google is working to win over more Glass converts.

The company sent out emails to prospective Glass buyers on Wednesday saying it was opening up some of its offices for people to come in and give the computer-enabled eyeglasses a whirl.

"There's a lot of talk about Glass, but have you tried it for yourself yet?" the email said. "Sit down with a Glass Guide, take in the view and see what Glass is really like."

Google Glass is the company's foray into wearable computing. The device comes in the form of eyeglasses that lets users record video, take photos, chat, get directions, look up facts on the Web, and more. Glass arrived on the market for the general public in May and Google has since added dozens of new apps and upgraded the device with memory and battery power.

While Glass has been the subject of some ridicule and make-fun, it appears to be making headway in some professional fields, like medicine and law enforcement.

To give Google Glass a test-run, users must first schedule an appointment at one of Google's "Basecamps," which are in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Users are allowed to bring one guest to their appointment and must be over the age of 13.

 

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