Google is allowing potential Explorers to try Glass before they shell out the $1,500 to actually buy the device, according to a Reddit user by the name of clide. He posted various images of a home try-on kit, as well as the above email he received from the Glass customer support representatives. Spencer Kleyweg of GoogleGlassFans called the above number and received the following information about the program:
What You Get
- Non-functioning Google Glass devices in Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, and Sky
- All of the frames in the Titanium Collection in different colors
What You Need To Know
- When ordering the Home Try-On Kit, Google will place a $50 hold on your credit card until they receive the kit back within 10 days. Google provides prepaid shipping labels, so you don’t have to worry about paying to ship them back.
The actual try-on kit itself is composed of returned Glass units. The units are all in relatively good cosmetic shape, though they aren’t supposed to power on. The USB port has been destroyed to keep the devices from being powered up and used.