Try Before You Buy: Google's Letting Potential Buyers Borrow Non-Functioning Glass Headsets

Your chance to snag a pair of Google Glass came and went earlier this week when Google opened up its Explorer (beta tester) program to the general public for one day only. However, Google's been expanding the availability of Glass little by little -- the question is, are you willing to spend $1,500 on a pair? Apparently many people are, as Google sold out of Glass Explorer spots during its open availability.

If you're intrigued by Glass but ultimately unsure if the available frames fit your style or desired comfort level, it looks as though Google will let you try out a non-functioning unit before committing to a purchase.

According to a letter received by a Reddit user, Google is offering the opportunity to try on Glass in various forms. The way it works is Google will put a $50 hold on your credit card of choice. It will then send you a kit containing non-functioning Glass devices in each of the four available colors -- Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, and Sky. You'll also receive all of the frames in the Titanium Collection in different colors.

Glass Kit

Google's giving potential buyers 10 days to experiment with the different looks. The kit comes with a prepaid return shipping label, so when you're finished, you send it all back to Google and the $50 hold on your credit card gets released (assuming everything checks out).

It's unclear who exactly can participate. Google's been sending letters to pre-selected individuals for its home try on pilot, which instructs them to call 855-9GLASS9. According to 9to5Google, there's been mixed success by users who never received a letter but tried calling the number anyway.