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Google Glasses in metallic blue and red shown for the first time, starting to look good!

May 28, 2012

We’ve been hearing about Google’s Project Glass and how it could turn the science-fiction of yesterday into the reality of tomorrow for a while now. But until a few weeks ago, very few of us seriously thought that we would see the “augmented reality head-mounted display” released commercially in the close future.

However, things are really starting to shape up for the Google Glass(es), and, if you needed additional proof that the project is close to a commercial debut, we have for you some hot pics showing off exactly how cool (and nerdy) the Glasses look right now.

First off, you can see, pictured above, some high-level Googlers hanging out in a restaurant, casually wearing the Google Glasses while having a nice glass of red wine. Vic Gundotra, the company’s Senior VP of Engineering, is rocking a pair of black glasses, while Charles Mendis, Simon Prakash, and Steve Lee are all wearing a blue model, one that has never been seen before by the press.

Even more interestingly, no less than 25 new photos of the new Glasses have made their way to Google Plus in an album called “Google Glass Walk”. The album reveals, in addition to the new cyan model, a red-hot prototype as well.

We have no way of knowing if the new models mean that the project is advancing or if they are just “painted” versions of the prototype that has been in testing for a while. On the other hand, we have to say that the new glasses look a bit smoother and more elegant than the first couple of models we’ve seen at the beginning of April. So, there’s real hope that the final designs will be sexier than we’ve ever thought.

What do you guys think? Are you into the new red and blue models? Would you ever wear them in public or are they still too nerdy for you?