The company is letting people see how the device looks on them before shelling out $1,500.
It seems Google Glass has piloted a program where people can try on a sample unit before actually purchasing one.
The program is similar to what eyewear company Warby Parker has. In Warby Parker’s home try-on program, buyers can pick out five pairs that they are interested in and the company sends them to the customer for free, with return shipping included.
With Google Glass, potential Explorers receive four different types of frames and colors to see how the device looks on them. The samples they receive are non-functioning. That is, the USB port has been destroyed to prevent the units from being powered up and used. The try-on units include pre-paid shipping labels so participants can easily return them.
The cost to get on the home try-on program is free, but Google Glass will place a $50 hold on the participant’s credit card until they get the sample units back.
A few days ago, a limited number of Google Glass Explorer bundles went on sale for 24 hours for $1,500 and quickly sold out. The company plans to make the device available again some time this year.