Google Glass Goes to the Masses Today

For one day only today, Google Glass is on sale to everyone.

Apr 15, 2014 at 10:45AM

Wearables are the next big thing, but for tech giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and fans of its Google Glass smart glasses, the future is here today, literally.

For one day, Google is making its Glass glasses available for purchase by the public. This is the first time Google has opened its smartglasses available beyond the developers or influencers it's tapped to test the product, but it isn't by any means the only shot in the arm that Google's given Glass lately. 

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Google also recently partnered with high-end glasses kingpin Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) to help add a much-needed touch of style to Google Glass. As perhaps few know, Luxottica either owns or licenses the rights to virtually every high-end glasses brand around including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Persol, Prada, Versace, and many more.

And it's exactly the kind of expertise that Luxottica brings to the table that Google so badly needs to increase Glass' potential appeal to the mass-market audience. Luxottica should truly help Google address what's in my mind the key roadblock that could keep Google Glass from reaching its full potential.

So how significant is today's Google Glass sale or any of the other major storylines? In the video below, tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner breaks it down and discusses what investors should be watching for with Google Glass and Luxottica.

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Andrew Tonner has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Google (A shares) and Google (C shares). Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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