Saturday, September 6, 2014

Google Glass killer?

I previously stated that Google Glass has started to bore me. Not so much in the way that it's a boring product, it's just become so buggy and lack-luster that I don't find myself enjoying wearing it. You still meet people and talk about Glass all the time, but I think I just saw something way cooler than Glass.

Moto Hint, a small bluetooth earpiece that can do the Google Now features we have on Glass. Just say the "wake up" command and then ask it to do whatever you want. Post an update, make a phone call, check the weather. No heads up display needed. Now, I can't say anything about battery life, but the charging cradle is awesome because it's a little pouch you put the Hint in and it'll charge the Hint 3 times before you have to plug into a wall. Now that's awesome.

We have Android Wear which is basically Google Now on your wrist. But if we really want to be futuristic with new ideas of what a "wearable" is, I believe this is an awesome venture forward. Oh, and I forgot to mention that it's only $150.

I can say that it's nowhere near what Google Glass is functionally, but I think I like the concept a little more for today's wearable. I'm totally going to buy one.

As for Glass, maybe if they did a wireless earpiece to go along with Glass or really improved the speaker... because I really hate that little earbud. Nothing is more uncomfortable.

So that leaves us with a question, With the lines being blurred between what we want, and what we have... Where does Google Glass sit? We (some) have Google Glass... but when we can do the things we really want seamlessly for MUCH cheaper, what do we choose?

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