Google Glass Explorer Edition

Hands-on with Google Glass: Limited, fascinating, full of potential

Editors' note (August 12, 2013): Google has announced a new software update for Glass that allows voice commands for Path and Evernote.

The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What is it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you want to?"

The frothing excitement around this prototype, titanium-framed wearable computer has the tech world tripping over itself in a mad dash for Glass access. Ten thousand or more Google Glass units are now shipping to beta testers and winners of the If I Had Glass contest -- for a $1,500 price tag. But the big what, why, and how questions remain.

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