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After a mix-up with my meeting time (Google reps informed me that that my appointment reminder email was "auto-populated with the wrong information"), I picked up Glass on Monday.
In what was much more glamorous than a regular visit to the optometry office, here’s a step-by-step look at being fitted for Google Glass.
During the pre-appointment phone call, I asked why it was necessary to drive down from San Francisco to Mountain View at all for this.
After all, the original Explorer program email said there was the option that Glass could be mailed in the case that the participant couldn't make it.
There were incentives offered about visiting in person, including meeting other Explorers as well as Google Glass team developers -- not to mention valet parking and champagne as some luxe perks for springing for a $1,500 pair of shades.
Explorers have five hues to choose from when picking out Glass: Charcoal, tangerine, slate, cotton, and sky. (These shades are also known by the names black, orange, gray, white, and baby blue).
Glass buyers are asked to choose which palette they'd like during the pre-appointment phone call, but I was asked again in case I'd like to change my decision last minute.
I still went with what I think is the cleaner, more modern (yet futuristic) look: "Cotton."