Google Glass Stores Closing Down

Is waning support to blame?

Google's partnership with Luxottica could bring the wearable technology some much-needed style and appeal.

If you were hoping to walk into a store and get Google Glass, the company’s wearable face computer, you might want to hurry.

According to 9to5Google, the company is closing its flagship Google Glass stores around the world due to more people buying the device online rather than in person.

The Google Glass “Basecamps” in London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, have stopped taking appointments according to a post from Glass App Source’s Spencer Kleyweg.

Google’s been doing everything it can to improve the public appeal of Glass. From making it available to the public to teaming up with brands like DVF and Luxxotica, Google’s surely attempted to make it more marketable to average consumers, but the ever-present privacy issue in conjunction with its high price point make Glass a niche product for an even smaller audience.

It isn’t exactly growing in popularity. Twitter has dropped support for Google Glass, removing the software (called Glassware) from the device’s app store.

Even developer Sean McCracken, who won $10,000 at TechCrunch Disrupt for creating a Glass game, has stopped updating his app, according to Business Insider.

An independent developer could always create a Twitter app, but with no official app from one of the world’s largest social networks, the vote of confidence is clearly not in Glass’ favor.