Nearly a year after selling it to some corporate partners for $999 ($6991.5), Google today officially announced that its augmented reality smart glasses, Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2, are open for direct purchase. The price is the same (you may charge an additional fee if you choose a Glass Pod attached to the frame), and Google says you no longer need to buy through ASolution Provider.
For developers who have been interested in this AR glasses since its release in 2014 and are not eligible for purchase, this open direct purchase is good news. It should be reiterated that this is an enterprise-oriented product and therefore not for the general consumer, and is mainly used in construction and factory floors, as well as in the medical and other fields.
In an official blog post on Tuesday, Jay Kothari, head of Google Glass Projects, said: “Since glass Enterprise Edition 2 was released last May, we have seen a lot of developers interested in developing enterprise-oriented solutions for Glass. and received strong demand from the enterprise. To make it easier for them to get started with Glass, they can now purchase devices directly from one of our hardware resellers, such as CDW, Mobile Advance, or SHI. “