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Live in the US? You can buy Google Glass for one day only next week

The invite-only Google Glass Explorer Program is about to be made available to everyone in the US for a very limited period of time.

Open enrollment in Project Glass begins on April 15 and it's expected to last a mere 24 hours, according to an official Google+ announcement by the search engine giant.

Google plans to open up "some spots" to US adults starting at 6 a.m. PT next Tuesday. It'll be a first come, first serve process.

Previously, the only way to purchase Google Glass has been through the official wait list or via a Glass-owning friends' invite code.

A sale in name only

This doesn't give wearable tech wannabes much time to prepare their bank funds. Google Glass will still cost $1,500 (about £893, AU$1,592) plus tax.

Buying Google Glass through these means is not much of a "sale" at full price. However, it does come with one extra that current beta testers have to buy separately.

A free sunglasses shade or prescription glasses frame comes with the wider Google Glass rollout, according to leaked documents obtained by The Verge.

This is a good sign in the lead up to the Google Glass consumer edition expected later this year, which could bring about an even better deal via a lower price.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the age of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 777,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.