Google opens another round of Glass wearable computer pre-orders (apply to spend $1500)

Google Glass is a wearable computer which you wear like a pair of glasses. A small transparent display hangs out above your eye and shows you notifications, photos, video chats, and other items. Next to it is a camera which you can use to shoot photos or videos or share anything you’re looking at.

Google introduced the project last year, and offered a limited number of prototypes to developers for $1500 a piece.

Now the company is taking pre-orders, but there are only plans to sell 8,000 units. So you’ll have to apply for your chance to spend $1500 on a product that’s still kind of an experiment.

Google Glass

To be fair, the application process is pretty simple: Just tell Google on Google+ or Twitter what you’d do with your Glass in 50 words or less (with up to 5 photos or a short video) and use the hashtag #ifihadglass.

You’ll also need to be able to pick up your Glass in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

If you’re selected, you don’t have to spend $1500 on the wearable computer. You can always change your mind.

Google also released a new video and a series of photos showing what the user interface looks like when you’re using Glass to shoot video, make video calls, share content, look up information on the internet, or even translate your spoken words into another language.