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Google Glass’ First Public Retail Effort? A PGA Tournament Sales Booth
Attendees at this weekend’s PGA event in Florida, The Players Championship, had an opportunity to buy Google Glass — the first time Google has sold the device in a public, face-to-face setting.
Business Insider first reported the news, thanks to a tweet and photo from tournament attendee Richard Ranick that shows what looks like about 1-2 dozen Glass boxes on display:
— Richard Ranick (@triple_r73) May 9, 2014
Ranick later tweeted that the Glass rep said “sales were much better than expected.” In addition to the Glass display, the makers of two official golf-related Glass apps were also on hand giving demos.
Google sold Glass to the public for less than 24 hours last month, but it was only available online.
Google gave Business Insider a standard statement about the sales booth: “As we’ve said for many months, we’re always testing new ways to expand the Explorer Program.”