Google Glass Enterprise Edition, which is yet to be confirmed by Google has popped up on eBay after being sold to a San Francisco pawn shop. Google has been relatively quiet about its plans for Google Glass since the original was pulled last summer, but lots of reports have claimed the company is working on a new wearable for enterprise customers. Now that model has been pictured for the first time. Unlike the Explorer edition Google Glass, this model has hinges that allow its arms to fold in like they do on traditional spectacles, and a proprietary power and data connector that uses magnetic pins. It’s thought there also a larger display that shows more information.
“Glass” features like a folding hinge, an outward facing LED light, and a different charging interface. Additionally, we see the all caps word “GLASS” printed on the inside of the black plastic hinge, and the letter A in particular has an artful slant to it – which makes us wonder why Google blacked out its Glass related social media channels in January. With no confirmation from anyone in the Google or Alphabet camps, we can only go on how much this pawn shop’s hardware resembles that in the December FCC filing meaning, if this headset is a hoax, it’s an impressive one.
Google has previously reported the addition of a 5GHz Wi-Fi band for video streaming. The Google focused blog, who has been correct on several Glass rumors in the past, is also reporting Google has created an external battery pack, not yet photographed. Glass headset which is likely an internal unit for testing made it into a pawn shop hands. A representative for A to Z Pawnbrokers, which has multiple locations around the San Francisco Bay Area, confirmed that it was selling the headset on eBay, but could not provide information on where it came from. Google Glass is Google on your face. These early frames ship with the ability to take the very most recent communications from your smartphone or Google accounts and show them to you in a head up display. They take phone calls. They send texts, take photos and video, and show maps. They deliver search results. If you’ve played with, the Glass interface is strikingly similar.
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Google will surely attempt to establish its origin, but as things stand, this Google Glass headset is still available on eBay.
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