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Google is accepting new Glass explorers, entry fee is $1,500

Google Glass has been one of the hardest pieces of wearable tech to acquire since its launch last year, but not anymore. The search giant has announced that the program is now in open beta which basically means that anyone in the US can get their hands on the fancy eyewear, provided they have $1,500 to shell out.

To get your hands on the device, all you have to do is head over to the Google Glass website and click the Become an Explorer tab. Additionally, if you’re not sure whether you’d be comfortable using the gadget and would like to give it a test run first, the Mountain View giant is offering demos at its base camps in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.

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Exactly a month back, Google open sales to the public for just one day and the company has been promoting the device in various fields including sports. The device was launched with Android Ice Cream Sandwich and was recently updated to the latest version of KitKat. The update brings in various improvements including enhanced battery life, a new Photo bundles feature that organizes media files into daily bundles, and more. The company has also eliminated video calling from the device since it is being used by less than 10% of Glass users.

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For reminder’s sake, Google Glass is limited for sale in the US only. But on the upside, the company does plan to make the device available in other locations in the future, probably after it leaves the open beta stage.

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