Given Google’s tight clutch on prototypes of its futuristic eyewear, known as Google Glass, Greg Geilman may be the first real estate agent to test the device.
His finding? The smart glasses, which allow users to perform many smartphone functions, offer a unique “awesome” user experience. And thankfully, he “did not feel like an idiot” sporting them in public.
“People were like, ‘Oh my god, is that really Google Glass?’ Some people look at you a little weird, but I didn’t get any bad reactions,” he said. “I’m really excited about it. It was very comfortable to use. I got used to it right away.”
But as with many devices still in beta testing, Glass could still use some tweaks, he said.
Google has said that it aims to release the product by the end of 2013. Recently, thousands of “explorers” who won Google’s #ifihadglass contest received prototypes of the next-generation smart wear, transforming a legion of techies into walking spectacles and heightening awareness of the product.
Geilman, the managing director for Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based South Bay Residential, said he borrowed the glasses from a friend who attended Google’s annual developer-focused tech conference, Google I/O, and as a result, was able to nab a pair. The Realtor said he enjoyed performing different tasks with the device using hand motions and dictation — two ways Glass processes commands.
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