WSJ writer Spencer Ante had the opportunity to test Google's Project Glass while meeting Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the company's New York Office. The reporter writes he can see the glasses' long-term potential. The voice-activated commands work well, it's very easy to snap pictures of video and the glasses fit well. However, Ante also writes that the HUB was a little disorienting, and that he kept closing his left eye to make it work.
After 10 minutes of playing with the glasses—which the company prefers to call Google Glass, since they don't have lenses—I could see their long-term potential. The device fit well. It was easy to snap a picture or video without taking my smartphone out of my pocket. It was cool to see the information there in front of my right eye, though a little disorienting. I kept closing my left eye, which was uncomfortable.
Mr. Brin said his favorite feature is the time-lapse capability that lets him snap photos of his kids every 10 seconds when he is playing with them. "I never think about taking out my phone," he said. "That would really be disruptive to my play time."