The Silicon Valley company began taking 50-word applications on social media from users who want to become "Glass Explorers" and try out Google Glass: eyeglasses with small screens attached to give them smartphone-like capabilities.
Users who apply using the Google+ and Twitter social networks must include the hashtag " IfIHadGlass" and explain what they'd do with the nifty gadget. If 50 words aren't enough, Google is also letting users include up to five pictures and a 15-second video.
Unfortunately for minors and people elsewhere on the globe, users must live in the U.S. and be at least 18 to enter.
Google plans on choosing only a small number of applicants, and those who are chosen will have to pay to be "explorers."
Google said those selected will have to cough up $1,500, plus tax, for their Glass Explorer Editions. Additionally, they must pick up the device in person in either San Francisco, New York or Los Angeles so they can "attend a special pick-up experience."
Google said Glass will come in a variety of colors: charcoal, tangerine, shale, cotton white and sky blue. With Glass, Google said, users can record video, translate speech, send messages, take part in Google+ Hangouts and get directions.
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