It turns out the experiment of opening up Google Glass sales to anyone worked out well, because Google is opening up its store again to anyone with $1500 starting today. If you live in the U.S. and are interested in the future of Google's wearable technology, you can head to the Google Glass store and buy your pair — and a free set of Titanium Collection frames — today for a mere $1500.
A Google+ post announcing the availability claims the team has "... decided to move to a more open beta," and that the Explorer edition of Glass will now be available to anyone who wants to buy one, so long as there's stock in the store. You can pick out Glass in any of the original colors, along with a "free" shade or glass frame and the standard set of accessories, including a pouch, charger and mono earbud.
What this eventually means for the eventual retail price or availability of Glass isn't really clear. An "open beta" is certainly the next step towards a full product release, but even Google makes no secret about the fact that the Glass hardware and software are still very much in development. Regardless, if you're willing to plop down the money, there's now one less hoop to jump through.
Source: +Google Glass; Google Glass Store