If jumping up and down doing summersaults on a trampoline wasn’t good enough, Google decided to wow the world with a hangout with crazy stuntmen giving Project Glass a little more ‘air time’. Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin came to the stage at Google I/O to deliver the keynote and ordered a group of men on a blimp above the Moscone center to deliver a box of Google’s augmented reality glasses. The men obliged with a skydive over San Francisco wearing the coveted devices. “Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said; and the video of the jump shot by the skydivers’ glasses was broadcasted live at the conference center. For those not satisfied with the G-forces, the shipment was then handed over to BMX bikers, also wearing the lens, who jumped rooftop to rooftop via carefully placed ramps until they got to the side of the building where the package was handed over to some mountaineers. The mountaineers went down the side of the building and at the 3rd floor again handed the package over to some bikers who finally entered the conference center to handover the glasses to Brin. He finished it all off by taking a picture of the team with his own device.
The demo went without a hitch and was nothing short of breathtaking. The video quality was much improved from the trampoline video launched last week. The current hardware is equipped with a camera and microphone capable of recording video and audio, and it also sports a touchpad for navigation. It also packs gyroscope, accelerometers, and a handful of other sensors. It was revealed that the attendees of the conference will be able to pre-order a version of Google Glass for $1500. This however is in no way a finished product and is only meant for serious developers.