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    Google is readying its new version of Google Glass which will come in new colors and sport prescription lenses, according to a report.

    Google announced the new devices Monday on Google+, stating that its Glass Explorers, or those testing out the beta version of Google Glass, will be able to swap their version for a new one. The new version will be offered with a prescription for those needed glasses, and will come in a a number of shades. We're not clear on if this means different shades of lenses or frames, however, current users will also be able to switch to a differently colored frame.

    The new version will also come with a mono earbud, apparently to drown out the current speaker, according to Ars Technica. While a mono earbud sounds like something from 1978 rather than from the new millennium, that's what's available. Perhaps stereo will happen at a later date.

    So far, no fees have been discussed with the trade-ins, which are supposed to roll out in November.

    Glass Explorers will also be given three invites to give to others so they can pay $1,500 to test out the device. If that's the case, and you want access to the wearable computer, you may want to start being extra nice to your first-adopter friends now.