A hardware update to Google’s wearable computing device known as Google Glass was announced yesterday, which includes a one-time swap-out for anyone who purchased the device prior to Oct. 28. Now the company has revealed what the new device will look like via a post on the Google Glass blog on Google+.
Posted on Tuesday, the message is brief and accompanied by two images of the modified device. The Google Glass team wrote:
We’d rather “show” than “tell” so here you go: the mono earbud, and the Glass that Explorers will be getting when they swap later this year.
The new device will come with a mono earbud (pictured below), allowing the device to work with prescription frames and future lines of shades.
Responding to users in the comments section of the post, a Google representative addressed questions about the mono earbud, writing, “you can choose whether or not to use the earbud, it’s not permanently attached.”
In addition to the technical upgrade, those who participate will also be able to switch to a different color.