Google Glass is not the ugliest gadget in the world, but it is still to weird for most people to wear every day. However, that may soon change as Google has just announced a partnership with Luxottica Group - the company behind very popular brands such as Ray-Ban and Oakley.
According to the press release that was issued earlier this week, Google and Luxottica will be working closely to design, develop, and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass. We do not know the details, but we expect the partnership to bear exciting fruit. The two companies will exchange ideas and establish a team of experts whose task will be to blur the line between the technology of the future and fashion as well as make it more approachable for customers.
Neither Ray-Ban, nor Oakley is a particularly budget-friendly brand and we do not really see the next generation of the Glass as one, too. However, we do admit that it would be nice to snatch Google's wearable from a retail store and wear it like any other pair of stylish glasses (except for the smart part). Whether and how Google and Luxottica are going to pull that off, we will see in the future. In the meantime, we can go back to hating the design of most smartwatches and rigging up our very own Glass-akin devices from kitchen appliances.