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Published: Apr 15, 2014
Google Glass Becomes Available Today to Everyone: How to Buy It
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Today at 9 a.m. ET, everyone in the U.S. will be able to buy Google Glass. But, for just one day. Google has reluctantly confirmed that for just one day -- April 15 -- it will sell its head-mounted computer, Glass, to the general public.

The Internet-connected eyewear will cost the same as the Explorer program, $1,500, and would-be users can place orders starting 9 a.m. PDT on April 15.

Google has said that there are only a "limited" number of spots available. And to continue the bad news, the Glass will be available only to U.S. residents.

Until now the Glass has been sold using an exclusive trial program called Explorer, which started taking applicants as far back as 2012. Google then opened up the the program to referrals and existing members could invite colleagues and friends to try out the Google prototype. Beta testers have also been included for obvious reasons.

Reports have suggested that Google does not feel the product is ready for mass production and the tech giant is having to deal with considerable backlash to users using the Glass, as many have expressed concerns regarding privacy over the device's video recording capabilities.

To get the Glass, you need to be 18 years old, and you need to be a U.S. resident with a U.S. shipping address. Then, go to this address today, April 15, at 9am ET. Be fast, as the number of spots available is limited. You can also sign up for a reminder at the same address.

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