Wearable Technology Could Come To Mr Porter
Google Glass could soon launch via Mr Porter in the UK if patterns in America are followed by the online retailer. The wearable tech was made available to British shoppers this week via the search engine firm’s testing programme.
For now, those wishing to test the futuristic frames must do so through the Explorer Programme.
Participants over the age of 18 will be provided with a £1,000 prototype, targeted at developers rather than consumers.
“One of the reasons we’re here in the UK is the country’s spirit of innovation,” said Marketing Director Ed Sanders at the launch.
“The consumers, developers and inventors in the UK have a very rich heritage of embracing new technology.”
The Explorer kit comes with a cable and charger, mono earbud, pouch and choice of one of four frames in five colours. There are also three sunglass styles on offer for the project.
It is expected that Glass will come out of prototype stage and be made available to consumers later this year.
A similar process was followed in the US that eventually saw Glass being made available on the US version of Mr Porter as a global first on Monday.
Mr Porter’s buying team in London were unable to comment on any imminent UK launch.