Competition winners to pay US$1,500 for first Google Glasses

Eight thousand test pairs of the much anticipated Google Glasses will be sent to carefully selected competition winners to try out the hi-tech specs.

The web giant said they are looking for “bold, creative individuals” to test Glass, the name given to its new technology, but the chosen Google Explorers will have to pay US$1,500 for the privilege.

A see-through computer screen will allow users to navigate the web and take pictures while wearing the glasses.

“We’d love to make everyone an Explorer, but we’re starting off a bit smaller,” Google said in a statement. “We’re still in the early stages, and while we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting.”

The selected 8,000 will not only have to shell out the fee, plus tax, but also attend a “special pick-up experience” in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Only US citizens can enter.

Launching the competition, Google have also released the below video showing off its features.

No commercial launch date for the glasses has been set.

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