I have been a Google Glass Explorer for about a month now. I have tested this product at conferences, theme parks, tech meetups, and through lots of everyday experiences. Many of the media and fellow explorers have opinions across the board on issues including privacy, features and price. However, it seems that everyone agrees battery life is a serious challenge, especially for continued use throughout the day.
As a hardcore iPhone user, I was given a Mophie Juice Pack for my iPhone about two years ago. I have enjoyed every minute of having it during day long trips to Disney or during a tweet filled conference, practically doubling my battery life for my iPhone. A stylist and convenient battery pack option is needed for Google Glass for the true explorers.
As I continue to use my Google Glass, the battery life can really very. Certain functions such as recording video and using Google Hangouts, seem to drain battery life fairly quick. Inventor Kevin Alan Tussy saw incredible potential for software and accessories shortly after powering up the device for the first time, including one that more than triples Google Glass’ battery life.
Tussy said, “Google Glass is an amazing leap forward and the development team deserves a tremendous amount of credit. There are so many great apps for Glass in the works, people are going to want to use it all the time. But you can’t use it all the time because of battery life. I saw the need and solution as soon as the internal Glass battery died on me. I got to work and had the design for a battery-packed retainer strap in my patent attorney’s hands that same night.”
Tussy released 3D renderings of the Google Glass accessory to the hand-selected Glass Explorers (the first and only people that have Glass at the moment) PWRglass™ last week. View them at www.PWRglass.com.
The response to PWRglass™ among Explorers has been immediate and encouraging. “It’s clear that Glass users need this solution,” said Tussy. “The design also allows you to charge the PWRglass™ strap and Glass simultaneously using one USB cable. We are using Lithium-Ion batteries that are roughly the size of the AAA batteries but they hold much more power. We are also exploring adding a memory card inside PWRglass™ for extended filming at concerts and sporting events.”
The patent pending accessory is still in development and no firm date for availability has been set.
They plan on taking pre-orders on our website www.PWRglass.com as soon as we have a ship date. Count me in as a beta tester for this project!