They may not be the coolest looking things in the world, but Google is addressing some of the shortcomings of its Glass hardware by announcing a partnership with Luxottica Group. The company, with over 5000 retail stores in the US, has a strong portfolio of brands under its belt, including Amette, Persol, Ray-Ban, and Vogue.
And for this Glass Explorer, the news is welcomed with open arms. Admittedly, these bad boys have come a long way over the past couple of years, just take a look at the image above. That being said, they've got a ways to go before they'll be consumer ready...just take a look at my profile picture. Yikes!
As the wearables market expands, design will be just as important as functionality. After all, the market doesn't lie with nerds like me, but with consumers like you. Having something that you would wear, without embarrassment or hesitation, will be critical.