May 13 Anyone in the United States with $1,500
can now buy Google Inc's still-in-beta Google Glass,
the Internet company said on a blogpost on Tuesday.
Google said it "decided to move to a more open beta," and
said anyone in the United States could buy the
Internet-connected Glass eyewear as long as stocks lasted.
Google opened sales for the gadget to the U.S. public for
$1,500 last month for one day to make it available to more than
just the select group of users such as apps developers.
Google, which said it is still working to improve hardware
and software of the product, did not say how many glasses it
would sell, or whether it will make more of these glasses after
they run out of stock.
The consumer version is expected to go on sale to the
general public toward the end of 2014.
A stamp-sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a
pair of eyeglass frames, Google Glass can record video, access
email, provide turn-by-turn driving directions and retrieve
information from the Web by connecting wirelessly to a user's
Google Glass has also raised privacy concerns, prompting
some legislators to propose bans on the gadget.
(Reporting by Mridhula Raghavan in Bangalore; Editing by Lisa