Recently Florian Seroussi, Labotec’s CEO, got his hands on the amazing device and brought it to the Labotec offices to test it out, and trust us, Google Glass is very cool.
Every once in a while there comes a piece of technology that truly changes society. It can affect the way we talk and interact, and ultimately the way we perceive the world. Will Google Glass be that product? We think so. Recently Florian Seroussi, Labotec’s CEO, got his hands on the amazing device and brought it to the Labotec offices to test it out, and trust us, Google Glass is very cool. Some exciting stuff is on the works and we’ll tell you later the role Labotec will be playing with Google Glass, but for those who are unfamiliar with the device here’s a brief review, through the eyes of Labotec.
The first thing to do is connect Glass with your phone via bluetooth. The next steps are logging in to your personal Gmail account and finding a Wi-Fi hotspot, once that’s done you’re off to the races. You move through the menus by swiping your finger on the side of the glasses and here you can find Google Cards, the settings, and the “ok glass” command screen.
“Ok Glass” is the magic phrase of Glass. By saying “ok glass” you can command the device to take pictures, google whatever, record a video, get directions, answer a call, and even send a message. The small camera on the device captures pictures and video on an impressive 1080p resolution. You can even have a video conference and let other people see your point of view, literally. It’s pretty incredible stuff. It even allows you to share all the media you gather to Path. Glass also features “screencast” which captures everything the small panel shows. Some might argue that having a small screen in the top right of your glasses might need some getting used to but everyone in the office found it highly intuitive and had no problems adjusting to the new view.
From our experience I think Glass will not replace mobiles. Mostly because it needs a phone to work. So the mobile experience still has years of life. But the difference between checking for your phone in your pockets or in your bag just to take a picture as opposed to the ease of saying, “ok glass, take a picture” is incomparable. Now apply that to texting, possibly no more text related accidents. And following directions will be much safer when Google Maps is embedded into your glasses. So yes Glass will definitely change the mobile experience, but not the mobile itself.
Glass could have a huge impact on our society. Whether it be assisting surgeons, pilots, or teachers the possibilities are endless. But it all depends on the app developers. This is where Glass could really be transformed from a extremely cool looking novelty gadget, into a truly useful tool. We’re more than excited to be among these pioneers that will shape tomorrow’s society.