Google signed a deal on 25 March 2014 with Ray-Ban maker Luxottica to make Google Glass spectacles into a stylish consumer product.
Italy based world's biggest eyewear maker Luxottica will design, develop and distribute Google Glass eyewear. The deal will allow Italy's Luxottica to be first to showcase the new technology to millions of potential consumers. Luxottica will develop frames equipped with Google Glass.
Google Glass is a small stamp-sized screen attached to a pair of spectacle frames. It can record video, access email, and retrieve information from the Web by connecting wirelessly to a user's cell phone. The 1500 US dollar gadget fits above the wearers right eye to view Internet content.
The alliance will develop new ways to ensure people can stay connected to the Internet wherever they go.
Google so far has only sold Glass to a select group of test subjects known as Explorers.
When: 25 March 2014