Google Glass on sale April 15; here's how to get one

Basil Puglisi, a digital marketing strategist at PMG

Basil Puglisi, a digital marketing strategist at PMG Interactive in Center Moriches, seen here on June 27, 2013, is one of 10,000 Americans invited by Google to receive Glass, a combination camera, display, touch pad and microphone attached to spectacle frames. Photo Credit: Bill Corbett Jr.

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For at least one day, Google has dropped its invite-only model for selling its hyped Google Glass and is giving the public a chance to become "explorers," as long as they have the cash.

The tech giant is selling the device on its website for $1,500, and is offering a range of colors and frames for no extra cost.

"Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass, some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university," Google wrote in a post on its Google+ social networking platform.

"But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback, too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new."

Google has not said how many Glass it will sell today, but the amount is limited. To purchase one you must be over 18 years old. Visit http://www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one/.

Several Long Islanders were selected as part of Google's first wave of "explorers," including HJMT public relations chief Hilary Topper and Basil Puglisi, a Long Island-based digital marketer.

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