Been itching to get your hands on Google Glass, those neat, nerdy computing specs being used everywhere from emergency rooms to classrooms and on bike treks?
You'll get the chance come April 15 if you fill out the required form.
The search company posted a note Thursday on its Glass blog revealing the unique opportunity that is only available to U.S. residents.
"To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We're just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries," states the post, with italics provided by Google.
Here's the invite:
Whoops. So... we'd planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. 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.
Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we're opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax - and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one
We're excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.
If you want more insight on what Explorers have been up to, Google offers some snapshots of activities.
The Google news comes as emerging wearable devices are quickly streaking past the smartwatches first dubbed 'wearable' tech as they tracked things like heart rate. Future wearables promise to expand beyond that in leaps and bounds as some early-gen devices are already monitoring and testing body fluids and offer early warning signs of serious health issues such as strokes.
Once Google Glass lovers sign up for the purchase opportunity, Google's response is brief.
"Thanks for your interest. Keep an eye out. You may see an email from firstname.lastname@example.org."