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Google Glass One-Day Sale: $1,500 for High-Tech Eyewear

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By Alexandra Ward   |   Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 12:56 PM

The Google Glass one-day sale is finally here. Starting Tuesday morning, U.S. adults can buy Google's wearable face computer for the hefty price tag of $1,500.

"The Explorer bundle costs $1,500 + tax and includes Glass, charger, pouch, mono earbud, and your choice of a shade or a frame for no additional charge," Google said in an email to potential buyers Tuesday. "Spots are limited, so go to google.com/glass to claim your Glass."

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Google Glass has been in the development stage since its launch last year. This is the first time the general public has been invited to join the search giant's crew of Explorers, or Glass testers.

"Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program," the company announced in a Google+ post last week. "Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven't found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too."

Many people took to Twitter to discuss the one-day Google Glass sale and reactions varied from interest and excitement to loathing and gripes about the price.

It will be interesting to see just how many people take advantage of the one-day sale, especially with the growing population of anti-Googlers who have coined a new insult for Glass-wearers: Glassholes.

"There's a Stop the Cyborgs campaign online that is encouraging businesses to ban Google Glass over concerns about surveillance and invasion of privacy," DigitalTrends.com reported. "Japanese researchers have even developed 'Anti-Glass' glasses that use infrared LEDs to prevent you from being identified. There have also been moves to ban driving with Google Glass, a clash with a Glass-wearing customer in a Seattle cafe, and a host of other Google Glass bans."

The tech vs. anti-tech rivalry has gotten so heated that a Google Glass-wearing journalist was even attacked in San Francisco last week, according to CBS News.

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