After a nearly year-long wait, Google Glass #961 made it into my early-adopter open arms on Friday morning. I live in Portland, and while I could have flown down to the Bay Area for the full Glass indoctrination, I instead opted to go it alone and see what strange and serendipitous experiences might result for a lone technophile-turned-cyborg in the Pacific Northwest.Here, that story begins — with an unboxing of course. Tags:#Future Tech#Google#Google Glass#wearable The 5-megapixel, 720p camera sits on an adjustable arm. “XE” Explorer Edition logo, for pre-orders from last year’s Google I/O Glass came with sparse instructions, but at least there were a few arrows. taylor hatmaker What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Google Glass is surprisingly lightweight, even more so than I’d expected. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The front of the device, and what you’ll be looking through. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The black and white micro-USB and microfiber pouch (with a hard case bottom) were nice luxury touches. Glass packs 12 gigabytes of memory for all the photos and videos you’ll be taking. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Google Glass uses bone conduction technology so that what the wearer hears is amplified considerably. When it arrived, the black outer packaging was about to fall off… a bit disconcerting considering Glass is a $1500 device. Related Posts Glass comes with a sunglasses attachment and a clear lens attachment. Spoiler alert: They aren’t very stylish.The clear and sunglasses attachments, sitting atop their respective microfiber protective pouches.According to Google, the display is equivalent to a 25-inch HD screen from eight feet away. The device charges via a micro-USB, included in the box. Looking through Glass really does feel like glancing up at a tiny TV screen. The image is reflected from the outside. Much more is on the way for our Google Glass coverage. After I finally got the thing on my face, I wore Glass for 48 hours straight (excepting a few moments and sleep of course — no Scoble-style showering here).Let’s just say that it’s been a really interesting weekend. Google’s evolution of the smartphone has surprised me more times than I can count, so stay tuned. I ordered the “Cotton” color of Glass. At the time of ordering the bright blue and tangerine colors were sold out, but white was my first choice anyway.