Google quietly chooses Project Glass early adopters, and then takes it back for a few

Google has quietly chosen and notified winners of the #ifihadglass contest, in which the search giant plans to give a few select enthusiasts the opportunity to try out Google Glass before anyone else. The contest began on February 20 and lasted for a week, and entries were cast by tweeting or posting on Google+, using the the hashtag #ifihadglass.

Around 8,000 winners were chosen and notified through Google+ or Twitter, with a promise for more details on picking up the coveted accessory in the coming weeks. Winners of the contest are still responsible for paying $1,500 for the privilege, along with picking up the eyewear in person in New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco.

Not everyone is lucky enough to stay in the program, though. Shortly after reaching out to winners, at least two got their invitations revoked.

Of course, I’m not complaining that Google is rejecting the applications of those who aren’t taking Google Glass seriously. But a lot of people put a lot of thought and creativity in their applications, so it does seem like a shame that Google obviously didn’t even read all of them before announcing the winners.

In any case, we’re all very excited over here about all of the possibilities that Google Glass brings to the table. This is something we’ll definitely keep our eyes on (pun intended), so be sure to stick around for more Glass coverage.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.