Google Glass, the exciting/terrifying new tech specs, have some official tech specs. Specifications, that is, not spectacles. They are spectacles. Technical spectacles. Glad we cleared that up.
In an official support page spotted by 9to5Google, the Big G lays out what you can expect from the specs. There's a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video, 16GB of storage (12GB of which is usable), and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Battery life is pegged at "one full day of typical use". But "some features, like Hangouts and video recording, are more battery intensive," the software behemoth warns.
Instead of earphones, Glass will use a method called
To connect Glass to your phone, Google will publish an app called MyGlass, which enables GPS for maps and directions, as well as text messaging. MyGlass requires that your phone has Bluetooth and is running
Google doesn't reveal what resolution the display is, but promises it'll be like looking at a 25-inch high-definition TV from 2 metres away. In the right arm of the glasses is a tiny projector that bounces light off a little prism and into your eye. The beauty of it is you can see through the prism too, so the graphics are overlaid on your normal vision. There's a useful diagram explaining it here.
Adjustable nosepads and a durable frame "fits any face", the specs page says, and it'll come with extra nosepads so you can pick the most comfortable ones. It'll come with a micro-USB charger too. "Use it and preserve long and prosperous Glass use," Google says. Because it's from the future, see?
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