Google Glass is Now Available to Buy in the UK

By Gerald Lynch on at

Google Glass is now available to buy in the UK direct from the search giants, without the need to call in a favour from an estranged American relative. Costing £1,000, any UK resident aged 18 or older can pick up Google's futuristic specs from

Launching alongside the UK Explorer program are a handful of new Glassware apps, including the StarChart night-sky mapping app, a new breaking news ticker from the Guardian, live football updates from and the scare-you-fit Zombies, Run! app.

£1,000 is a lot to spend on what remains essentially a prototype device, but Google is at least offering a try-before-you-buy option to coincide with the UK launch. Those interested in a demo of Glass can RSVP for a quick hands-on session over June 27th and 28th at Google's London Basecamp by clicking here.

Though Google will still need to continue to work hard to shake off Glass's uber-nerd associations, it's slowly clarifying exactly what makes Glass a must-have gadget of the future. Baby steps, like making it work with prescription glasses wearers will help, as will new fashion-conscious frames.  Oh, and an AR sex app won't hurt its prospects either.