Google’s latest attempt to make Glass™™™ fashionable reminds me (at least aesthetically) of Sony’s Glasstron — a cyberpunk headset display from 1998. The company claimed that it “replicates the viewing experience of a 52-inch TV at 6.5 feet”.
Glasstron was obviously a flop, but it wasn’t just because the thing made the Sony executives above look like dweebs. They were also spendy.
List price for Sony’s first generation Glasstron was $US900, or about $US1300 adjusted for inflation. In completely unrelated news, Google Glass™™™ is now available to the general public for $US1500.
Picture: Sony executives Dan Nicholson, left, and Federico Stubbe show off the portable 10-ounce headset that connects to any analogue or digital source in New York on July 29, 1998. Getty.