One of the most expected gadgets of the year is Google Glass, a project which was showcased last year by co-founder Sergey at a fashion event taking place in New York. Ever since then, there were a lot of speculation regarding what exactly was the hardware that they used in the device.
At last year’s Google I/O Developer conference, Sergey said that those present can pre-order the Explorer Edition of the device at the price of $1500. When they asked about shipping, the company suggested the availability in early 2013.
Thus, it is very likely that the recent documents filed by Google to the FCC could in fact represent the specs for Google Glass, the first edition which should be delivered soon to devs.
According to these documents, Google Glass work in the 2.4GHz WiFi frequency, supporting the 802.11b/g/n standard, come with Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a connector. I have not clearly specified which connector that is because some of the files indicate a USB charger, while others list something called ‘barrel’ connector.
Within the dossier filled to the FCC, there’s also a very interesting feature. The company mentioned that Google Glass will have a ‘vibrating element’, with the purpose of sending the audio to the user’s head by close contact.
This makes sense because a similar technology was also showcased by Panasonic early this year, using ‘bone conduction’ as the name.
Moreover, another technology patent for a ‘wearable computing device’ was filled a week ago by Google, specifying that it would use bone conduction speakers.
Even though these documents don’t reveal a lot of specifications, we can’t think of anything else from Google. It’s very likely that this is could be the real deal for what developers pre-ordered.
Source: The Verge.