Supermodel & tech addict Coco Rocha reviews Google Glass

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The fashion model points out 'wearable tech' still needs to look good...

Coco Rocha in Google Glass

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She may be one of fashion's most famous faces, but Coco Rocha has a secret - she's a nerd. The supermodel loves technology and even refers to herself as the world's first digital supermodel. Getting the chance to review the new Google Glass - Coco points out the one obviously flaw behind the device - it looks awful.

'To be straightforward, I think the main problem with most examples of "wearable tech" is that the emphasis is overwhelmingly put on the tech rather than it being truly wearable,' she writes in her column for PC Mag.

'It would be smart to partner with established eyewear designers such as Tom Ford or Ray-Ban to create something truly aesthetically pleasing that people would want to wear...If not, I feel that Google Glass could quickly go the way of the Bluetooth headset - something that only obnoxious bro-types wear on their heads in 2015,' she explained.

As to the technology itself, Rocha says while obviously impressive, this only the beginning.

'From my hour or so with the prototype of Google Glass I got the feeling that it was sort of like the Wright brothers' flying machine - that we still have a way to go before we get to something more like a Lear jet,' she writes.



One of the other practical flaws with the device is the voice-activated controls - as with Siri, it proves problematic to use in public. As Rocha points out, 'who wants to be the crazy person speaking to a computer?'

Instead, Coco is holding out for Apple's much-hyped 'iWatch', rumoured to be a 1.5-inch curved glass smartwatch that will would have many functions of your smartphone and would sync with your other devices.

'From the rumours alone it sounds like the smartwatch concept could be a much more comfortable and acceptable apparatus to use, even if its form means it can't offer the same level of interactivity,' concludes Rocha.

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