Tech Buzz: Google Glass Partners With Ray-Bans for Fashion Specs

Here's some exciting news for high-tech travelers: CNN is reporting that Google Glass is "trying to shed its nerdy image" through a partnership with the company behind Ray-Bans and Oakley sunglasses.

Google announced this week that it is joining forces with eyewear giant Luxottica to design, develop and distribute a new generation of Glass. 

Google's wearable technology made its debut last year and has generated controversy since. A common complaint has been the admittedly less-than-sleek design, even when the "glasses" were sported by models wearing Diane von Furstenberg designs

In a statement, the eyewear company said that Luxottica and Google will develop new Glass products "that straddle the line between high-fashion, lifestyle and innovative technology." 

On the official Google Glass Google+ Page, the company said that "Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love...hey’ll bring design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and, together, we’ll bring even more Glass style choices to our Explorers. In addition, Luxottica’s retail and wholesale distribution channels will serve us well when we make Glass available to more people down the road."

Photo courtesy of the Google Glass Google+ page.