GOOGLE Search giant has forbidden the resale, loan, transfer or gifting of its highly-anticipated device.
Google is expected to ship out its augmented reality eyewear to a group of developers this week. The winners of Google’s “If I had Glass” contest get a chance to be the first to use and develop software for Google Glass Explorer edition. But access does not come cheap — the glasses cost about $1,500.
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The search giant appears to keeping a tight grip on the futuristic glasses. Developers who buy the first round of glasses must be willing to commit to Google’s terms of service, which states:
“Unless otherwise authorized by Google, you may only purchase one Device, and you may not resell, loan, transfer, or give your Device to any other person. If you resell, loan, transfer, or give your device to any other person without Google’s authorization, Google reserves the right to deactivate the Device, and neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support, or product warranty.”