Google opens Glass accessory store in another step towards public launch

Google has opened an online store selling accessories for Glass, another small step towards a public launch of the product.

The store is only accessible to owners of the Explorer edition, via the My Glass control panel, and currently offers just four products, only one of which is shown as being in stock.

  • Extra Mono Earbud: $50 (out of stock)
  • Clear Shield: $75
  • Extra Cable and Charger: $50 (out of stock)
  • Extra Pouch: $50 (out of stock)

Google has as yet given no indication when the gadget might go on public sale. There was a small flurry of activity back in July, when Google dropped the ‘Project’ prefix, added support for Glass to the Play Store and took a stake in Himax, a chipmaker specialising in drivers for micro-displays.

Things then went pretty quiet until a couple of days ago, when Google revealed a second-generation design, advising that existing Explorers would be able to upgrade.