Google Glass Gets More Fashionable
Recently, the Google Glass team has been working on remaking its image into something a little more chic.
We've already seen the Explorer edition of the wearable tech shown off as a fashion accessory at a Diane von Furstenberg show last year, and some pages of Vogue's colossal September issue. But this revision of Glass is among the first I've seen that was designed by the Google team and doesn't look like it was lifted from the pages of some old DC Comics.
The new design was posted on Isabelle Olsson's Google+ page a few weeks ago. Olsson is the lead industrial designer of the Glass team who the New York Times recently described as "one of a group of women charged by the company with turning Glass into the next It accessory."
Olsson's design is certainly the most stylish than the Explorer model and is surprisingly effective at hiding the normally garish protrusion of the Glass hardware, although not as much as this rendering that totally flattens Glass (and presumably isn't possible for Google to recreate at a reasonable cost at the moment).
Earlier this year there were rumblings that Google might want to bring hip eyeglass startup Warby Parker into the fold to jazz up Glass. Probably that is still a possibility, but certainly Google also has its own people already at work on the task of making Glass a little less Android and a lot more human.