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Finally, explorers also need to have consumer Gmail accounts. More so than with the Google+ account, this tip seems like a done deal at this point -- especially considering a Google account is integrated so much with the registration process for Google I/O, which is where Explorer Program sign-ups took place.
But the keyword is "consumer." Google Apps customers are out of luck for now, but a Gmail account is free anyway.
Nevertheless, this rule could initially present a number of problems for business use cases. In a way, it heralds the whole BYOD trend and concern if users want to use consumer apps and products (i.e. Gmail paired with Glass) for work and storing corporate information.
Furthermore, many companies might not want something as light, mobile, and eye-catching (no pun intended) as Glass to be used for work-related purposes with sensitive data onboard in case the device is stolen.
But that's enough shop talk...for now. Let's get a better look at what's in the box.
Immediately upon opening up the box, Glass is on full display with a very minimally-detailed map as to what is where.
On the inside of the box is a three-step guide to turning off the device, which I didn't even notice until later because a Glass team member walked me through the entire process.
The first step is turning on the device by pressing the power button. Like many products, Glass did come charged -- at least to 67 percent when I opened the box.
Even though by this point I had read enough articles and reviews about using Glass, I still jumped out of my seat ever so slightly when I first saw the display light up.
But I'll admit that right from the get-go, it was a distraction while trying to focus my eyes on and listen to the Glass team member explaining the details.
I wanted to make eye contact, but then I also wanted to look at the screen. I know it might take time to become accustomed to, but it didn't feel intuitive nor encouraging of conversation while wearing Glass.