Google Should Kill Google Glass Before It's Too Late

The first wave of reviews for Google's specs aren't very flattering.

Rick Munarriz
Rick Munarriz
May 7, 2013 at 10:00PM
Technology and Telecom

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is generating too many negative reviews from the first wave of Google Glass adopters, and its best course of action may be to nix the search giant's first foray into wearable computing before it becomes a more expensive and embarrassing flop.

It's not this weekend's Saturday Night Live parody. The comedy show also poked fun at Yum! Brands putting out Doritos-dusted tacos last year, and that single introduction was credited with dramatically boosting sales at Taco Bell.

It's not that the initial wave of critics are questioning if we really need glasses with computing functionality. When Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced the iPad three years ago, it was also originally panned by skeptics wondering if we really needed tablets.

Wearable computing is the real deal. It's coming. However, the early successes have been the Pebble smart watch and Nike's (NYSE:NKE) FuelBand fitness-tracking bracelet. These are devices that are conveniently worn around the wrist, and it's where wearable computing will win its first battle.

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz suggests that Google may be better off killing Google Glass before it attempts a retail rollout.