Google and luxury eyewear brand
form wearable tech partnership


Google glass frames and shades

News: tech giant Google and eyewear company Luxottica have announced a partnership to develop Google Glass wearable headsets into consumer-friendly products.

"We have come to a point where we now have both a technology push and a consumer pull for wearable technology products and applications," said Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra.

Google Glass lets users send and receive messages, take pictures and search the web hands-free - this collaboration will put this technology in the hands of designers at Luxottica, which produces eyewear for brands including Ray-Ban and Oakley.

"We live in a world where technological innovation has dramatically changed the way in which we communicate and interact in everything that we do," said Guerra.

Recently a Google Glass user was attacked in a San Francisco bar for wearing the device.

Earlier this year the tech giant unveiled four designs for Google Glass frames to hold prescription lenses (main image).

  • peterfrance

    This is the end of privacy. Goodbye.

  • Smack

    This won’t make people like that you’re filming them.

  • bim

    OMG Google glasses. Let’s see how many more posts will come.

  • ADD future

    Hey! I’m not gonna let you invade my priva… wait a minute, are those RayBans? Cool.

  • e17jack

    The only thing more sinister than Google glass? Google dark-glass.

    It’s bad enough that our cities are flooded with celebrity-aping airheads hiding behind hideous dark glasses (even in gloomy winter in the UK – please, get over yourselves) but to be able to hide your line of sight while potentially filming strangers is creepy in the extreme.

    Plus it looks like something from a 1980s Schwarzenegger Sci-fi movie, and I don’t mean that in a good way.

  • Cantolivre

    I’m loving the hand wringing about the “design”. As Homer Simpson once said, if you want to invent something just take an existing product and stick a clock in it.

  • Elliot Morgan

    Well Lorde seems to like them.