The boxing and presentation of Glass is cool. Glass is light and easy to wear.
Set up is pretty easy. It took me a few tries to get it connected to my home wifi and I haven’t yet gotten it connected to the iPhone via bluetooth. I can’t tell if it needs to be connected to a hotspot (but it looks like no hotspot is needed unless I want turn by turn directions, which I kinda do). In that case, can I use a wifi hotspot and tether to that or do I have to tether to my phone? Something I may be able to ask Glass. 🙂
I’ve figured out how to take a picture, query Google, navigate around, and charge Glass. There is a lot of help available to Glass Explorers and I will be looking at that more. But there is one problem (I think). The iOS advice almost all seems (reasonably enough) to be for Glass pre IOS My Glass app. I get it – no problem. No frustration. But it does make it confusing – I often can’t tell what instructions apply now and what instructions apply to Glass and IOS pre-My Glass for IOS. Time will fix that up.
The screen is easy to read and I can wear Glass and reading glasses both at once. It DOES look dorky, but I will hunt for reading glasses where that isn’t true. I probably just need thinner frames or frameless ones.
There is a learning curve. Some things are easy (like querying Google) and others are harder (I haven’t done it yet, but the instructions for posting a picture to FB look way worse than just taking the picture on the phone and posting it – more steps). After a few hours I’ve scratched the surface and I’m packing it in for the night. Not ready to go out in public yet, but maybe to a party this Saturday. Hopefully I can figure out the tethering thing by then.
For your entertainment, here is an iPhone selfie of me with two pairs: