A teeny, tiny trackpad helps operate Google's high-tech specs.
We don't know an awful lot about Google's Project Glass. First unveiled early in April, Google has been very clear about the fact that the project is still in the prototype stage and hasn't yet talked about specs, release, pricing or anything else. However, we have seen numerous photos of Google employees, including CEO Larry Page and founder Sergey Brin.
Last week Sergey Brin took his pair with him to an appearance on the The Gavin Newsom Show. Not only did the CEO demo the glasses, he also let Newsom try them out for himself. This represents the first public hands-on (that we know of) for Project Glass. Newsom think told Wired that the glasses felt light-weight and comfortable. However, the fact that Sergey handed the glasses over to a third party to try out isn't the most interesting thing about his spot on the show.
During his demo of Project Glass, Sergey revealed that the glasses make use of trackpad technology for certain functions, such as bringing up photos and zooming in. You can see in the video below, Sergey is clearly swiping in multiple directions while playing around with the eyewear. After he hands them over to Newsom, he can be heard offering advice on how to use the touchpad controls. Check the video below to see it for yourself:
Don't let this little snippet of information get you too excited, though. Brin also noted that he hoped to have Project Glass ready for release next year but stressed that this was just a personal goal and not set in stone.