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Google Glass Not On Sale Until 2014

23/04/2013 11:21 BST | Updated 23/06/2013 10:12 BST

For a certain kind of early-adopter, Google Glass has already won them over.

The new wearable computer features a built-in camera, voice control and even hints of new 'winking' gestures yet to be revealed.

And for 1,500 lucky "Explorers", the product is already here - even if their first videos could use a bit of imagination.

Unfortunately, it's going to be at least a year before the rest of us get to take one home, or go skydiving, or whatever.

Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has said that Glass won't launch until 2014.

He told the BBC's Radio 4 that "there will be thousands of [Google Glass] in use by developers over the next months, and then based on their feedback, we'll make some product changes, and it's probably a year-ish away."

He added that privacy concerns about the new device were valid, but would require the development of new social conventions.

"The fact of the matter is that we'll have to develop some new social etiquette. It's obviously not appropriate to wear these glasses in situations where recording is not correct," he said.

"Companies like Google have a very important responsibility to keep your information safe but you have a responsibility as well which is to understand what you're doing, how you're doing it, and behave appropriately and also keep everything up to date."