A world painted through the unique experience of Google Glass
So I have had glass for about two weeks. I love the BCT but there are things also lacking about it that I hope the consumer model addresses. Let me give you a break down on it.
The arm on glass is slightly too long for my tiny head so when I listen to music on glass I have to adjust it to sit slightly off center of my face, so that the BCT (bone conduction technology) hits my head in the proper placement. For this reason alone I don’t use my glass for phone calls.
However, when I do choose to listen to music and deal with the “fitting” issue, the sound is amazing. A lot of people have said that the vibration which you can feel is distracting. However for me (having synesthesia, which makes you “feel” music) this is actually an enhancement. I find that it makes it feel like you are at a concert. It feels similar to the vibration that many enjoy when you turn up the bass, for example. It enhances the sound experience for the user.
I did an experiment to see how the BCT really holds up. Sitting in the bath with the water on drowns out the sound because both my ears pick up and focus on the water, but when I put ear plugs in or cover my ears I can still hear the music playing from glass because of the bone conduction. It’s quite an interesting concept. Is this what it is like for a partially deaf person that uses BCT or a cochlear implant?
I hope that glass puts out an update that will cover the lack of volume control in its next software release. In the meantime I find that piano & strings are especially sharp & amazing with BCT.