Their presentation introduced brave new world where the real and virtual seamlessly blend together.
And glass windows, buttons, and controls take center stage.
The advantage of a large canvas
Since then, we've heard a lot of ideas and opinions.
Only time will tell if this is a revolution or an evolution in the making.
As web developers, we feel that the primary benefit of the glasses is the large canvas they provide.
Think of it as a (nearly) infinite display, where you are not limited by the size of your monitor.
Or monitors, for that matter.
Imagine putting on the glasses and having one window for a text editor and another for a web browser.
Even better, think of having one window for code and several others for different breakpoints - PC, TV, mobile, and tablet.
How sweet would that be?
The importance of physical input
On the other hand, we didn't find typing on a virtual keyboard very useful, especially when it comes to coding.
For us, a physical keyboard and mouse would be sufficient.
We haven't had a chance to play with the device yet.
So we can't say if the mouse can be enhanced in any way with the eyes.
But we think there is a lot of potential.
Exploring glass windows in a browser
Nevertheless, we started thinking about the possibilities: What if we could experiment with glass windows right here in a browser?
No need to spend thousands of dollars.
Anyone can enjoy a simple simulation of backgrounds, glass windows and ornaments.