I had a chance to head over to Google’s Google Glass tour this morning. They are starting their tour of the US with a stop in Durham. Durham has a great startup community, and being surrounded by multiple colleges, universities, and tech companies, it is the home of great app developers. So it was a natural for Google to start their tour here.
When I got there, right at 10am, the line was already several hundred people long. It moved pretty quickly, which was good, and I was in the door and playing with glass in right at an hour. Overall, it was very easy to use and did a pretty good job of dealing with all the noise in the hall. Given I have glasses now, having had to give up contacts a while back, I was also pleased that the display was clear and legible. Looking up into the sky lights, it did a good job of handling strong sunlight too.
The only problem I ran into was the wireless network. My glass lost connection and we couldn’t get it to reconnect. So I had fun taking video, pictures, and looking at the interface, but couldn’t get it to answer any voice queries via Google.