Hoping to woo the ladies with your shiny new Google Glass? Don't bother, because no woman in her right mind would let a Glasshole anywhere near her data centre, an HP bigwig has claimed.
Ray Edwards, managing director for HP’s New Ventures division at Network Portfolio and Architecture, reportedly slammed the sex appeal of Google's ugly wearable technology.
“When you look at the appeal of Google Glass... would you wear it on a date?" he asked. "Probably not. And, if you did, you probably wouldn’t get a second date.”
Although HP is known for producing products which are as pretty as the M25 in wintertime, Edwards hinted that HP Ventures might be looking at funding – or making – a wearable that would make the object of your affection warm to you.
He reportedly told TechWorld: “HP is looking at the wearables that create an emotional connection,” he continued. “Taking something that you’re going to have to upgrade or recycle is not something you’re emotionally connected with, even though you can change it and offer different combinations. It’s not a Swiss watch. It’s not as timeless or emotional as something like that.”
So what about the Apple Watch?
“It’s not something you’re going to pass on to your kids," he said.
We have written to Edwards to confirm the accuracy of these quotes, but he has not yet responded. ®