Google Glass Users Can Invite Friends to Get Their Own Glass Devices
Google is increasing the availability of Glass, and giving current early owners a chance to trade up to the latest model.Google Glass is getting a little easier to buy and use—if you have a friend who is already a Google Glass owner and will "invite" you to share in the fun. That's the idea behind a new Glass program that will allow existing users to invite up to three friends to buy their own eyewear-mounted computers now, before they go on sale to the general public sometime later this year. The invite-a-friend program is being viewed by Google as a way to expand its Glass Explorer Program, which is the name used for the first test users of the innovative devices, according to an Oct. 28 post by the Glass team on its Google+ page. "So over the next few weeks, all Explorers will have the opportunity to invite three friends to join the program," the post read. "They'll be able to buy Glass online and can have it shipped to their home, office, treehouse or igloo. We're counting on you to get Glass to the people you think will make great Explorers. More Explorers means more feedback, and more feedback means better Glass." Existing early Glass users aren't being left out by the company, however, according to the post. Those users will now have a one-time chance to trade in their existing Glass devices for the latest model, which includes improvements and updates, the post reported.
"We want to say 'thank you' for all the amazing feedback we've been getting, so later this year, all Explorers will have a one-time option to swap out their existing Glass for a new one," the post states. "This hardware update will allow your Glass to work with future lines of shades and prescription frames, and we'll also include a mono earbud."