Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day

Google says it will open up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program on April 15.

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    The cat is definitely out of the bag now.

    In a Google+ and Facebook post around noon Thursday, Google Glass announced that it's going to open up its Explorer Program to anyone in the U.S. for one day.

    That's right, any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

    The announcement came after The Verge posted that it had obtained documents that indicated that Google will open up its "Explorer Program," making Glass available to anyone who wants a pair, possibly next week.

    "Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now," Google Glass said in its post. "Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass, some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new."

    Currently Google Glass is not available for sale to the public. Anyone who is over 18 years old, is a U.S. resident with a U.S. shipping address, can sign up for the restricted Google Glass Explorer Program.

    Google said in its post that it will open up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program on April 15, without specifying exactly how many. They are even throwing in people's favorite shades or frames, thanks to feedback from current explorers.

    The number of spots are limited however, so mark your calendars to grab a pair.

    As for everyone outside the U.S., here's what Google had to say:

    "Sorry [sad emoticon] We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries."