Google Glass review: 'This has changed my life'

Google founder Sergey Brin with Google Glass
Google founder Sergey Brin with Google Glass Photo: Christoph Dernbach/DPA/Press Association Images

An influential technology blogger has written an extensive review of Google Glass, concluding that he "will never live a day of [his] life from now on without it."

Robert Scoble, a figure well known in the technology community for his work with Microsoft and online video, has posted a review of Google+ after two weeks of use.

A photo taken with Google Glass
A photo taken with Google Glass Credit: Robert Scoble

Scoble has given several talks while wearing the device, and allowed many members of the public to try on the glasses.

Scoble wrote in his review:

I've been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn't do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better. Already this week I've gotten a new RSS app, the New York Times App, and a Twitter app. With many more on the way.

This is the most interesting new product since the iPhone and I don't say that lightly.Yeah, we could say the camera isn't good in low light. We could say it doesn't have enough utility. It looks dorky. It freaks some people out (it's new, that will go away once they are in the market). But I don't care. This has changed my life. I will never live a day without it on. It is that significant.

– Robert Scoble
A photo taken at a conference with Google Glass
A photo taken at a conference with Google Glass Credit: Robert Scoble

Scoble did, however, note that price was likely to be the biggest stumbling block to Google Glass' success.

He said that the only way that Google will be able to turn the device into a mass production success is to price around the $300 mark.