Hot New Tech Accessory: Fake Google Glasses That Don’t Actually Do Anything

OK Glass, destroy these people.

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Stay alert, aspiring Glassholes! According to DVice, a pair of jokesters have been roaming the streets of Amsterdam pretending to wear the future’s newest face computer when it’s just a lame knock-off created from a 3D printer.

So called “new media artist” (read: Art Institute graduate) Sander Veenhof and his friend were caught trolling techies in the Dutch city– pretending to skip the 8,000-person line and showing off their fake futuristic devices. However, judging by the pictures, the “Glass” they were wearing are (created by Ultimaker 3D printer) looked more like something you’d find at the bottom of a cereal box.

The fake Glass blueprints are available online if you want to look like one of those terrible tweens who wear the 3D glasses that they got from Avatar around unironically to school.


  1. Ellie K says:

    Reblogged this on Possibly Trenchant Observations and commented:
    Fashion trends and electronics compulsion are powerful motivators! Google Glass in March 2013
    Google Glass no longer evokes nearly has the same level of techno-rapture! That’s not entirely Google’s fault. Glass is still in beta as a product, and wearable tech hasn’t gotten past alpha as a consumer product.
    Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the NSA, which began in June 2013, were not so helpful to the Google Glass beta testing.

    Enthusiasts could have dismissed surveillance concerns if that had been all. Instead, news of additional incursions on privacy, at a domestic and international level, continued. They haven’t ended now, as of mid-January 2014. Rather, the news articles have slowed, but the surveillance and data harvesting continues despite public outcry and an increasing loss of faith and trust in government, which is worst of all.
    Silver lining in the Cloud
    The Dutch teenagers who made these “fashion accessories” used 3-D printers That might be the real story: One of the first successful applications of 3-D printing for which there was genuine consumer demand! And it didn’t involve illegally manufactured firearms in any way, whatsoever :)

    Yay! The silver-lined cloud isn’t the Google Cloud, but Google is involved in many other ventures. I hope we’ll see more affordable 3-D printed products, regardless of the longer-term adoption of Google Glass.