Google’s Project Glass Releases “How-To” Video

Google’s Project Glass is still only available for a few lucky individuals, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to use this new technology before its consumer launch.

In a recent video published on their YouTube account, Google is trying to get people used to the idea of wearing a heads-up display. The video “Glass How-To: Getting Started” takes viewers through the basics of wearing Glass, with tutorials on how to adjust the Glass lens, share information and scroll through messages. It doesn’t cover everything on the Glass interface, but it does give everyday people an idea of what using the glasses would be like.

But what exactly is Google Glass?

Essentially, Google Glass is a display, camera, touchpad, battery and microphone built into spectacle frames so that you can film, take pictures, search the web and translate while on the go. This device comes in five colors: Charcoal, Tangerine, Shale, Cotton and Sky and frees data from your desktop and portable devices, and places the information right in front of your eyes.

The display technology that Google Glass uses to put graphics in your field of vision is done with a prism screen. Without obstructing your view, the prism screen has a display “equivalent to a 25-inch high definition screen from eight feet away,” according to Google.

Basically, the sky’s the limit.

Google Glass could become available for you purchase as soon as December 2013.