Google Glass sells out of ‘Cotton’ model within hours

16 Apr 2014

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After internet search giant Google began selling the Explorer edition of its Google Glass eyewear to US customers yesterday for US$1,500, the white version sold out in a matter of hours.

Google announced via Google+ that its first commercially available model was already out of stock.“

"Wow, what a morning! We're happy to see so many new faces (and frames) in the Explorer Programme. Just a quick update that – ack – we've sold out of Cotton (white), so things are moving really fast."

Only available to US residents, the devices went online Tuesday morning and offered the first Glass customers a number of free accessories along with the US$1,500 (plus tax) wearable tech device.

The company has been testing the device since 2012 as part of the Explorer programme that allowed people to sign up as beta testers, many of which have raised issues of the legality of the device when undertaking a number of everyday activities, such as driving and going to the movies.

Colm Gorey is a journalist with Siliconrepublic.com

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