Updated 05:27 AM EST, Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Google Glass Gets Cool Makeover, Available in Ray-Bans, Oakleys Soon

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Google Glass may be impressive, but it's also pretty dweeby.

Well, not anymore thanks to Google's new partnership with Luxottica Group, makers of Ray-Bans and Oakleys, according to the New York Times.

Google is hoping this makeover gives it a more mainstream appeal to consumers.

"Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love - something we care deeply about at Glass, too," Google said in a statement.

Luxottica may not be a name consumers know, but they certainly know its products. The brand also sells Giorgio Armani and Prada, and it manages LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut.

"We now have both a technology push and a consumer pull for wearable technology products and applications," said Luxottica in a statement. "We believe that a strategic partnership with a leading player like Google is the ideal platform for developing a new way forward in our industry."

Google plans to work with Luxottica to develop its own frames, and the glasses will continue to be sold directly from Google.

Currently, Google Glass is only available to a select group. It costs $1,500, without prescription or designer frames. Google has said that it will lower the price when it becomes available to the general public.

Google Glass has not been accepted by everyone.

A man in Ohio was removed from a movie theater for wearing the specs. Others have been denied entry into bars when wearing the piece of technology. And lawmakers don't know whether or not to allow drivers to wear Google Glass.

Giving it an update won't help with these issues, but it might be enough to draw consumers.

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