Google set up its first public sales display of the wearable computer at The Players Championship tournament at the Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., club, offering buyers a bonus mini camera that attaches to golf clubs.
Three weeks after putting Google Glass on sale for one day only, the search giant set up shop at The Players Championship, a golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the New York-based Business Insider reported.
According to the Googlers working the booth, this is the company’s first public sales display of the wearable computer, which features an optical head-mounted display. Those who purchased the device received a mini camera accessory to clamp onto a golf club, the Business Insider reported.
When asked about this new development in Google’s Glass Explorer program, a Google spokesperson replied, “As we’ve said for many months, we’re always testing new ways to expand the Explorer Program.”
In a Google+ post yesterday, Google hinted that it would be trying out new ways to sell the device “in the weeks and months ahead”:
In the last six months, we’ve been amazed and inspired by our Explorers and the individual perspectives you bring. A few weeks ago, we opened up our site for a single day. The response was overwhelming—we almost ran out of inventory and had to close things down early. We’ve since built our inventory back up and plan to continue to accelerate new ways to expand the program in the weeks and months ahead. Our hope is to bring Glass to new Explorers, like optometrists, sports lovers, online retailers, cooks and travelers, who (like you!) can get in early and help make Glass better as part of our open beta, ahead of a wider consumer launch. These are exciting times and we’re glad to have you along for the ride—keep the feedback coming!