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Google Glass: Are They for You?

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Back in January, our own Tech Ninja, Tshaka Armstrong gave you a preview of Google Glass and why it was going to be impactful. Maria Quiban was among the first broadcast journalists to actually show you on the air what Google Glass is and how it works but for the average consumer, the product remains elusive.

Sandra Endo joined a workshop to get a first hand look at how it works and what it can do.

Kai Gradert, product designer, "it's a piece of hardware you wear on your face. you tap it once and you have a set of commands you can take pictures, video, browse the internet."

It's like having your cell phone attached to your head, the screen is just above your line of sight and you use voice commands to operate it.  

I found, if you want to concentrate on what the screen says you really kind of have to close one eye like you're looking through a telescope.  It looks like you're looking a postage stamp and everything all the information is just on that little postage stamp.

We asked some people to try it on to see what they thought of the exclusive high tech product still not available to consumers. 

Kiarah Aguda, "it's useful, because i could see everything else around me not all my attention is focused on this one piece."

Steven Pearl says, "it's a little too techy for me to walk around with, i still want my ray-bans. 

The glass is so new only several thousand are in use right now,during the product test phase. Software developers and industry experts are working to make it even better. 

Tech expert, Jaime Levy, "Google Glass is a baby step towards augmented reality which is the idea that where you are you can access information from the internet but it's overlaid over you so you're not looking away from what you're experiencing."

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