Google today released a new video detailing how its new wearable “Glass” computer will operate and launched a website to hand select customers for the $1500 device.

While less ambitious than a concept video released last year, the new demonstration shows how the device (which is worn like sunglasses) will project a small image in the corner of the viewer’s eye.  It operates completely by speech, apparently waiting for the user to say “ok glass” for it to begin accepting commands.

Among the features demonstrated are the device’s abilities to take photos and video of what the wearer is seeing, speech operated translation, Google searches, and a video conferencing capability utilizing Google+ Hangouts.

Google also launched a website today with new photos of what appears to be the final product design. The company is looking for “bold, creative individuals” who wish to purchase the $1500 device to apply via Google+ or Twitter. Those selected must be able to attend a special “pick-up experience” in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles.

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Lon Seidman is the host and producer of “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube and Amazon. He creates in-depth, consumer-friendly product reviews and commentary. His YouTube channel has over 300,000 subscribers and more than 100 million views.

In addition to being a full-time content creator, Lon is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hartford (his alma mater) where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial content creation.

Prior to becoming a full-time creator, Lon was a partner at The Safety Zone, his family’s business that manufactures gloves and safety equipment. The company has locations around the globe and employs over 200 people worldwide. The Safety Zone was acquired by the Genuine Parts Corporation in 2016.

Lon is also active in public service, serving as the Chairman of the Essex Board of Education, a member of the Region 4 Board of Education, and as the Secretary / Treasurer of the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education. He was endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans for his re-election in 2021.

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