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Google Glass gets image makeover as launch nears

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Jan
2014

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc has unveiled a set of fashionable prescription frames and shades for its Glass Internet-connected eyewear in an image makeover to give it broader appeal before a mass launch in the United States later this year. Google also announced a deal with Vision Service Plan, the largest U.S. optical health insurance provider, that will allow consumers to get prescription lenses specially fitted to the device. A stamp-sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frames, Google Glass can record video, access email, provide turn-by-turn driving directions and retrieve info from the Web by connecting wirelessly to a user’s cell phone. Google’s website on Monday showed off a new selection of four different frames, in styles including “Bold” and “Curve”, available for $225 each, and a couple of different sunglass shades for $150 each.

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