Google is updating the hardware for its wearable Google Glass devices for the first time, promising that the new devices will support prescription lenses, sunglasses, and more.
The new version of Google Glass also feature a mono earbud which will make it easier to hear what your eyewear is saying to you — although the earbud certainly isn’t the most attractive part of Google Glass if new photos released by the company are anything to go by.
Aside from the new earbud, the updated Google Glass devices don’t look much different from their predecessors. They’ll still be wearable devices with a small display positioned just above one eye so you can see search results, directions, and other information on the go.
And they’ll still pair with your smartphone for an internet connection, allow you to snap photos, take videos, make calls, and run other apps without taking your phone out of your pocket.
Google plans to sell Glass devices to the public starting next year. For now, the new units are available to existing members of the Glass Explorer Program who already paid $1500 for first generation hardware and who want to upgrade for free. The Explorer Program is also expanding, with existing members able to invite up to three people to join.