Google Glass is still largely known as a high-tech toy for nerdy types with disposable incomes, but there will likely come a time when there are as many face-computers on the sidewalk as there are people talking on their smartphones. Google Glass is here to stay — and a collaboration with Diane von Furstenberg just might bring the face computers out of Nerd Valley and into luxury territory.
The DVF designs range from a ladylike cat-eye frame to a futuristic, ’80s-style opalescent aviator. Prescription DVF frames will run you $1,725, while shades will cost $1,620, Elle reported earlier this month.
This is the first time an entity outside Google is releasing frames for Glass (a partnership with Ray-Ban’s parent company, Luxottica, was announced in March but hasn’t yet yielded any product). The frames will be available on Google’s website and NET-A-PORTER on June 23, DVF announced in the middle of the night on June 3. Read More