By now most know that the upcoming Google Glass wearable computer will employ bone conduction technology for the relay of information to the user through a transducer that sits beside the user's ear.
We start this report by pointing to Google's patent FIG. 7B illustrating a customizable version of Google Glass. In this version, the arm of the eyewear will be flexible so that it could rotate upwards or downwards as needed instead of being in a stationary position as we've seen in earlier iterations of Google Glass.
Another twist could be found in Google's patent FIG. 7C which illustrates that there'll be a physical button on the eyewear's arm so as to allow user's to quickly take photos and videos without having to use an Android voice command. I mean who really wants to be talking to their wearable computer in public in the first place? Simply clicking a single button on the eyewear's arm will be a stealthier feature to begin with yet add fuel to the fire with a skeptical public that includes businesses like bars and casinos.
Moving on to Google's patent FIG. 13 we see that in a Google Glass model that offers customization, the component that goes around the user's ear could be outfitted with alternative earphone attachments. Google Glass is set to work with Android and likely iPhone smartphones either wirelessly or via a wired connection allowing users to play their music. So the earphone attachment may be very popular with many users.