Google Glass Vs. Oculus Rift
For quite some time, experts in the technology world have been arguing over which product is better: Google Glass or the latest Oculus Rift headset. Both developers and customers seem to hold the opinion that once the Oculus Rift is released for consumer use, it will make a much more valuable purchase.
Detailed research has shown that there are quite a few reasons for shifting the public’s popular vote from Google Glass to Oculus Rift. The first of them being that Google has been delaying the release of their smart spectacles for so long that their consumer base has started losing interest. The consumers have said that they are not inclined to wait for this any longer and will now look forward to the release of the latest prototype by Oculus Rift. Another reason for the massive loss in popularity is that app developers working in Google have either stopped work on their projects there or shifted loyalties to the Oculus Rift team and started work for them. This does not bode well for the future of Google Glass.
The biggest drawback Google Glass has is that it isn’t available for the general public; only serious technology buffs have been able to try it out. Oculus Rift on the other hand promises to release their headset for everyone, not just those proficient in tech usage. Most experts believe that Google Glass may not be a big hit even if it is launched for the mainstream consumer market. The reason for this might be that the device has some severe limitations especially that laymen might have a problem with being able to use it comfortably.
The first few people to test the Google Glass have revealed that they were the butt of many jokes just because of this product. They claimed that their friends and strangers stared, made fun of them and generally laughed at the spectacles. Due to its surreptitious video recording capabilities, the device has also been labeled a huge violation of privacy and a lawsuit waiting to happen. People do not want to risk being laughed at and called a total nerd, which is why enthusiasm for Google Glass has been rapidly diminishing ever since the product was first launched. Apparently, the device is now selling at half price in some places. A few people believe that Google itself doesn’t support the project any more.
All in all, the general consensus seems to be more positive towards the Oculus Rift headset. For more news about Google Glass and Oculus Rift, keep checking back to Virtual Reality Times!