For some reason, tech companies are under the impression that wearable technology is the future of the industry, in their search for the next big trend. It may very well be. But to date, I haven’t found anything that really catches my attention. So when I first came upon the Google Glass, I was intrigued. Could this be the wearable technology that would interest me? So I gave it a try, and the short of it is this: it’s neither fashion nor essential. It is a gadget, or at the very best, it is an exercise in design. The problem with the Google Glass is it’s just one more gadget you need to remember to charge. In return, the usefulness of the device isn’t enough to make you want to use it on a day to day basis. The thing is this. Google Glass doesn’t do anything significantly better than a smart phone. In fact, it has to be paired to one, in order for it to work completely. The only difference with the Glass is you can take photos, check Gmail, or make a call without taking your phone out of your pocket or handbag. But really, is it worth $1,500 for the convenience of not needing to take your smart phone out of your pocket or handbag, in order to take a photo or make a call? And what happens if you don’t use Gmail? So we have determined that the Glass is not particularly useful. But still, it is a well made product, designed very sleekly. If I had to give it one saving grace, it’s the rarity of actually having one. The novelty factor is definitely there, especially if you're the first one on the block to show it to your friends.