Wearable tech is one of the biggest talking points in the IT landscape. While many are still waiting for Apple to get into the fray with the rumored "iWatch," Google is pushing the market with Google Glass.
Last week, the technology company put the smart glasses on sale to the public for the first time. In February 2013, Google started an invitation only launch for developers, media and other select individuals called the Explorer program. The one day sale last week is an extension of that program. This is essentially a larger beta test.
According to the company's Google Plus page, the sale was a success. Available in five colors, white sold out in the early afternoon.
"All spots in the Explorer Program have been claimed for now," the company wrote shortly after midnight today, "but if you missed it this time, don't worry. We'll be trying new ways to expand the Explorer program in the future."
According to an article from Vanity Fair, this could only be the beginning in eye-related computing devices. Last week, Google was granted two patents for smart contact lenses. These would have embedded cameras and biometric sensor technology. One use of these lenses would be for diabetics that need to constantly monitor blood sugar levels, which can be done through the tear fluid.
While more developers are excited about wearable technology, it still has a long way to go before widespread adoption at the enterprise level happens. Knowledgeable VARs and MSPs will become valuable resources to handle this properly. VAR Staffing helps solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent that is needed to met the IT challenges of the future.