Google Glass is getting another incremental improvement and this time it’s all about the music. Google will be offering special stereo ear buds for Glass and adding integration with Google Play Music! Now you can say, “OK Google, listen to Gucci Mane!” with your hands free!
The music-centric upgrades are part of a push from Google to showcase its wearable tech’s application for the music industry. The New York Times recently reported on the additions and spoke with producer Young Guru who was making use of Glass in his work. “It’s an immense timesaver, and a great tool to make the world that much cooler, and realize some of the dreams we had as kids. For all of us who grew up watching ‘Star Trek, this is sort of the beginning of the holodeck,” Guru said.
Young Guru is featured in a NYT video featuring Google Glass. Be sure to check it out below!
Google Glass director of marketing Ed Sanders talked up the new music features. In a statement he gave NYT, he said:
“With these new features, we’re now building a great music experience on Glass, whether you’re a classical music professor, an acclaimed sound engineer and hip-hop producer, or someone who wants to listen to their favorite tunes anytime, anywhere.”
The stereo ear buds won’t be cheap, running $85, but they’ll plug into the same USB port as the mono ear buds that’s included with last month’s Google Glass refresh. Google recently expanded the amount of Glass Explorers out there too and its weird barges were revealed to house Apple Store-like showrooms for their products. It’s rumored these will be showing off Glass for an upcoming consumer release.
[Via: The New York Times]