So there you are, one of the first people to get their hands on the Google Glass. You’re tooling around like Geordi LaForge, taking photos or seeing maps or whatever, and your friend is all, “Hey, cool! Can I borrow those?” Stop right there, says Google. The first users of these specs are strictly forbidden from selling, loaning or otherwise letting anyone else touch them.
It’s a pretty big deal, and it makes sense that Google doesn’t want these babies popping up on eBay for big bucks. Its terms of sale lay down the law, notes NBC News: “Unless otherwise authorized by Google … you may not resell, loan, transfer or give your [Glass device] to any other person.”
If you mess up and cross the line, Google reserves the right to “deactivate the device” and “neither you nor the unauthorized person using the Device will be entitled to any refund, product support or product warranty.”
How would it know if you’re handing off your glasses? Well come on, you’re wearing futuristic cyborg equipment on your face, we’re sure Google has some way of keeping track of its new equipment.
And also, the devices are attached to your Google account, so if you sell the specs and the name on the account changes, Google will be alerted.
This rule against sharing is probably only for this first edition of the Glass, but you still won’t be able to sell the specs when they become available to the general public.
“You may not commercially resell any device, but you may give the device as a gift,” Google writes.
Merry Christmas, Dad! You’re going to be a robot now.