As we prepare for tonight’s freezing exhale from Canada (née “polar vortex“), it’s important that we check on the most at risk people in the world: Google Glass owners. Apparently there’s concern that the futuristic face computers might not hold up in the subzero temperatures since staying inside to avoid hypothermia like a normal person is apparently not a feasible option.
But, good news! Glass holds up “surprisingly well” in the subzero temperatures. Josh Braaten, a writer/tribute from Glass Almanac, recently went outside in freezing Minnesota and embarked on the usual cold weather activities, like throwing
Mr. Braaten found that his Internet-connected head device didn’t shatter into a million pieces or crinkle like it does in extreme heat. He cautioned that his test wasn’t “very scientific test by any means,” however the results were generally favorable–except he heard a “slight cracking sound” every few minutes.
I wonder if repeated exposure to these temperature changes will eventually weaken the device or if the cracking sound is akin to a house creaking at night as it adjusts to the differences between day and night.
Let us know how your test on Mars goes.