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Misguided 'Explorers' can tap that Google Glass again

Some get another Google Glass invite
Not Okay, Glass

Google is rectifying an error on its Google Glass website today by allowing certain locked-out owners to buy a second pair of its wearable computer.

The glitch affected people who initially purchased Google Glass over the phone and weren't able to access Google's Glass-centric store for accessories.

"You weren't missing anything before, but we have a few new goodies in there now," read an email from Google to the inconvenienced Glass Explorer, reported PhoneArena.

The "a few new goodies" refers to the new mono earbud, the stereo earbuds and the clear clip-on glasses that are compatible with Google Glass 2.

Google Glass invite code

Google included an invite code so that these misguided early adopters could access the store for the new accessories. It also mentioned that a second Google Glass could be purchased by them.

"In addition to the new earbuds that you'll find in our store, we'd also like to give you the option to purchase a second Google Glass," read the email.

Google suggests ordering another for "yourself or a friend" who is looking for an invite into the Explorer program, but either way it still costs another $1,500 (about £915, AU$1,641) before tax.

The final Google Glass price is much higher due to US state tax. In California, for example, the real cost of owning Glass is a painful $1,635 (about £998, AU$1,789).

Yes, because Explorers weren't able to give Google more money for the new accessories since their rollout on October 28, they can now pony up that same amount all over again.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief Editor who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the ripe at 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 600,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.