Google Glass Going Upscale And Stylish With Cool Luxotticca Ray-Ban And Oakley Frames - HotHardware
Google Glass Going Upscale And Stylish With Cool Luxotticca Ray-Ban And Oakley Frames

Google Glass Going Upscale And Stylish With Cool Luxotticca Ray-Ban And Oakley Frames

If the one thing that's holding you back from adopting Google Glass and joining the wearable computing market is the lack of trendy designs, you're in luck. Google is teaming up with The Luxottica Group, a company that specializes in luxury and sports eyewear. While you may not have heard of Luxottica, there's a good chance you're familiar with at least one of its brands, which includes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikkli, and Arnette.

This partnership marks the latest effort by Google to make its Glass platform trendy and hip. You may recall that earlier this year, Google launched the Titanium Collection, and if you fast forward to today, Google says there are more than 40 different ways for Explorers to make Glass their own.

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As for this new partnership, it's tough to tell what exactly Google Glass and Luxottica have planned. One thing the Google Glass team did say is that, "You're not going to see Glass on your favorite Oakleys or Ray-Bans tomorrow, but today marks the start of a new chapter in Glass's design." In other words, give it some time before you see a custom pair of Oakleys rocking Google Glass.

We also expect to see some brand new Glass options from this partnership. The Google Glass team says Luxottica will bring its design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and together the two outfits will offer even more Glass style choices to its Explorers line.
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Personally, I like the idea of Google Glasses. But I don't find them practical enough to actually use. They need a defining application that will make me actually want to use it. Right now it is all so gimmicky. They need some prominent software to sell their hardware. The frames aren't going to matter as much. We need a reason to put it on in the first place.

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They need to integrate the glass into the glasses itself. It's still way too ugly. It doesn't matter what model they find to put it on and try to make use think elsewise.

 

Icis may be on to something that Google can't figure out:

 

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/icis-smart-glasses-coming-to-challenge-google-glass/?tru=BkIKd#/3

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Isn't Ray Ban getting into this whole Google Glass thing as well? Either way I think the screen from the glass is still a little too bulky and noticeable to be stylish. But Oakley getting into the frames and design does help a bit with the look

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At least these don't look as ridiculous as before.

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Gay

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