Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) may have stopped Google Glass sales last summer, but the aborted product has been cited on eBay.
The version that appeared on eBay is said to be the enterprise version of the device, and it is on sale by a pawn shop in San Francisco, yet the company has not officially launched the Google Glass. The listing on eBay shows images of the device which spots a few notable changes from the earlier edition that was launched in 2013. Calvin Gabe, a Google+ user, was the first person to spot the listing.
Among the notable changes include a new charging port, new camera LED, and a better hinge design. According to 9to5Google, the enterprise edition was expected to feature a 5GHz WIFI band to enable video streaming. The blog has previously made some predictions in the past that have actually turned out to be correct. This time 9to5Google has reported that the company has also included an external battery pack though it did not appear in the images.
The initial images of the enterprise Google Glass were first seen in 2015 in an FCC filing, but the new listing on eBay provides more detailed images. Rumors also suggest that the new Google Glass has a bigger prism display that allows for more information. There is also an LED indicator that is visible during recording. Some of the other hardware changes that are expected include better battery life and a more efficient processor. Unfortunately, it is hard to distinguish such features from the images alone.
Alphabet has not reported when the enterprise Google Glass will be available on the market as well as the pricing details. The previous version was sold for $1,500 while the bids for the device listed on eBay had already reached $3,600 on Sunday evening. Google has been relatively silent on the matter and there are plans, but analysts claim that the official launch of the Google Glass might be just around the corner.