It's official: Google  has announced its cutting-edge Google Glass  augmented-reality  wearable augmented-reality video headset will be available for purchase by the end of 2013, for under $1,500, the Verge  notes.
Google has steadily been ramping up promotion for the headset/eyewear since it first issued $1,500 pre-orders of Glass last June for Google I/O  attendees. We've since seen them out in the wild everywhere from the fashion runway  to the NYC subway .
It's likely we'll soon hear more about what the mass-consumer version of Glass will look like: Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that Google's design team is currently in talks  with online glasses company Warby Parker  to design fashionable versions of Glass we'll actually want to wear.
So whadya think: is that price tag too steep? Just right?
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