Microcomputer, Google Glass

Microcomputer, Google Glass

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The Google Glass, a wearable microcomputer, consists of a silver and black colored headset with an optical display (glass), worn like a pair of glasses. The wearer communicates with the internet via touch and voice commands. Information is displayed on the glass (screen) mounted just above the right eye or it may be read to the wearer. The power button is located on the inner side near the temple. The device is designed with built in camera (for pictures and videos, located on the front next to the glass) and a speaker (located on the inner side of the arm, behind the right ear). The battery is located near the end of the right arm.
Accessories included are two carrying cases, clear shield with protective case, sun shades with a protective case, power adapter, USB power cord, and nose guards.
This example was received with a box marked Explorer Edition model no. XE-B.
It was worn by Google executive Vinton Cerf.
Object Name
date made
ca 2013
Cerf, Vinton
Google, Inc.
place assembled
place designed
United States: California, Mountain View
place made
United States: California, Mountain View
Physical Description
titanium (overall, frame material)
plastic (overall material)
charcoal (overall color)
overall: 7.7 cm x 53 cm x 27 cm; 3 1/32 in x 20 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in
google glass: 4 cm x 13.5 cm x 19.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 7 11/16 in
carrying case: 4 cm x 7.5 cm x 25 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 9 27/32 in
shield/shade: 3 cm x 14 cm x 4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 9/16 in
case, shield/shade:.2 cm x 16.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 3/32 in x 6 1/2 in x 2 5/32 in
container; nose guard:.8 cm x 11.9 m x 5 m; 5/16 in x 39 1/32 ft x 16 13/32 ft
container: 7.7 cm x 18 cm x 27 cm; 3 1/32 in x 7 3/32 in x 10 5/8 in
power adapter: 2.5 cm x 15 cm x 7 cm; 31/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
model number
accession number
catalog number
maker number
Credit Line
Gift of Vinton Cerf
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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