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Oops: Someone Actually Lost a Google Glass

VentureBeat reports that product designer Luke Wroblewski actually lost his $1,500 pair of Google Glass specs. He made the revelation last night via Twitter, and is the first to do so according to Google. To make matters worse, Glass is linked to a number of his accounts -- anyone who figures out how to boot it up and take control will have access to his private information.

"[It's] pretty nerve-racking. It’s an expensive and still-rare item -- plus I’ve been using them to develop Glassware. So [it's] not good on a number of fronts," he told VentureBeat in an email.

Wroblewski said he wasn't wearing the specs when they were lost, but instead they must have slipped out of his bag when he was passing through airport security. Next time, he said, they will be tucked away in a zippered pocket. Meanwhile, he may be forced to remotely wipe Glass via the web, but he's temporarily waiting in hopes that someone will return the specs to him.

With Google involved, there's a good chance the Glass specs will be deactivated if it's not returned soon. Currently, Google forbids anyone from reselling, loaning, transferring or giving the device to any other person. If this rule is broken, then Google reserves the right to deactivate the device, and "neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support or product warranty."

If someone does find Glass and tries to sign in with their own Google account, the company will know and likely deactivate the device. The company plans to be a little more lenient when Glass finally goes retail next year, allowing customers to buy a unit and offer it to someone else as a gift. Like the current Explorer model, it cannot be resold.

  • bllue
    "Lost." Most likely some stunt
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  • dimar
    Marketing BS. Not even funny anymore..
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  • gsxrme
    of course there was a contract ass-hat otacon72. He more than likely sold the damn glasses for way more than $1500 to some china based knock-off company
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  • g-unit1111
    Fail. If I had that device it would not leave my sight for more than a minute.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A
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  • Cannot be resold? That's not really up to them. According to US law, they cannot prevent reselling.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    I wonder if you can install "Where's my Droid" on Google Glass.
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  • hotroderx
    "The company plans to be a little more lenient when Glass finally goes retail next year, allowing customers to buy a unit and offer it to someone else as a gift. Like the current Explorer model, it cannot be resold'
    That right there turns me off of google glasses completely. Really puts a sour taste in my mouth about Google in general. What in the world is google thinking.
    When I buy a product it belongs to me it no longer belongs to Google. Them telling me what I can and cant do with my product is complete BS. This is no better then company's who add the insane DRM to there products.
    I am just completely blown away by this its extremely anti consumer. I am going to assume the retail version will be treated like there treating them now. Where once there registered to someone if there transferred they will be remotely wiped and disabled.. Think about it this way if that's the case its like your PC manufacture disabling your computer because you decided to sell it or give it away.
    Also if Google does get away with this how long before other company's follow suit. I could see cell phone and tablet manufactures going the same route if this works.
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  • The_Trutherizer
    Geez! but they can really shit their pants when they wanna shit their pants....
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  • cats_Paw
    So... they can deactive your eyes?! Purity first was right, stop human augmentation!...
    Oh wait... wrong article.
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  • maigo
    Lost? More like sold to Apple
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