Google Glass enterprise edition goes up for sale on eBay

Unreleased headset selling for over $7,000

An enterprise version of the Google Glass headset has been found for sale on eBay.

A San Francisco pawn shop put the device up for auction on the site, after buying it from an unnamed individual.

At time of writing, the auction had already reached over $7,000, with over two and a half days left on the clock.

Dicovered by Google+ user Cavin Kabe, the listing is the first time anyone has seen the device in the wild, after an Federal Communications Commission filing revealed its existence last year.

Advertisement - Article continues below

The heads-up-display marks the second generation of the technology and follows the earlier 'Explorer' edition, although it was never officially released.

The device is a spruced-up version of the previous headset, geared towards enterprise use within key vertical markets.

The main change is that it now has built-in hinges, allowing it to be folded up like standard glasses.

Also evident from images attached to the eBay listing is a new proprietary charging port, which bears a striking similarity to Apple's MagSafe MacBook charger.

Rumours also suggest that further alterations include a larger display, water resistance and support for 5GHz Wi-Fi. Google has also included an LED to indicate when the device is filming.

A fully-fledged consumer release appears to be unlikely, after Google canned the Explorer edition of Glass.

As for how this device ended up in the hands of a pawn shop, it is possible that it was a unit used for internal testing, somehow smuggled out.

Development on Google Glass appears to be ongoing, with Nest's Tony Fadell currently heading up the project.

Image credit: A to Z Pawnbrokers

Featured Resources

The IT Pro guide to Windows 10 migration

Everything you need to know for a successful transition

Download now

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation

Download now

Software-defined storage for dummies

Control storage costs, eliminate storage bottlenecks and solve storage management challenges

Download now

6 best practices for escaping ransomware

A complete guide to tackling ransomware attacks

Download now



The IT Pro Podcast: Is the future multi-cloud?

29 Nov 2019
Business strategy

Google accused of ‘union busting’

26 Nov 2019
public cloud

Vodafone launches 'Neuron' platform with Google Cloud

20 Nov 2019
hybrid cloud

Google Cloud ramps up its migration partnerships

20 Nov 2019

Most Popular

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft, not Amazon, is going to win the cloud wars

30 Nov 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

What to expect from AWS Re:Invent 2019

29 Nov 2019
Business strategy

Huawei takes the US trade sanctions into its own hands

3 Dec 2019

Five signs that it’s time to retire IT kit

29 Nov 2019