So, you won a Google Glass headset. Congratulations, you’re about to experience the world in a whole new way or something. But not if you didn’t follow the rules of Google’s contest. The company rescinded some of its Google Glass offers today after finding not everyone kept their side of the bargain.
Google released a statement on its social network Google+ today saying that while it’s looking for a diverse group of “Explorers,” it can’t award the Google Glass to those applications that “did not comply with out terms and slipped through the cracks.
“We need honest feedback from people who are not only enthralled and excited by Glass, but also people who are skeptical and critical of it,” the company said in the statement. “As for the rest of you, please keep that feedback coming — it’s all in the Explorer program spirit!”
The contests terms specifically stated that you must be 18 when you submit your entry, you must be a member of Twitter or Google+ and remain a member until at least June 1, and and be located in the U.S. Puerto Rico, U.S. territories, and other countries are barred from entry.
Of course, winners won’t just get the eyewear free of charge. Google still expects you to pay the steep $1,500 price tag and you’ll have to pick up your pair at events in New York and California.
There were some cool entries that made it, however. Our favorites include a guy who wanted to use it to create a book on Yaks, and someone who said, “#ifihadglass, it would be half full.”
Hope he wasn’t one of the people whose invitation got revoked.
hat tip The Next Web; Google Glass shock image via mariachily/Flickr, Illustration via Meghan Kelly/VentureBeat