Google halted the sales of its revolutionary product ‘Google Glass’ back in January this year.

The company insisted on its commitment to launch the smart glasses but also made clear that it would stop producing Glass in its present form and will focus on “future versions of Glass”. The Glass research team was also moved out of the Google X Team to become a separate division. In March, Google was looking for specific targets where Glass can be optimized to be more productive such as the enterprise world.

And today, we have the Google Glass in its reformed, fresh and glorious monocle appearance. Google had applied and been granted a patent from The US Patent and Trademark Office for a potentially upcoming model of Google Glass.

google-glass-monocleThe Glass in its new monocle design, doesn’t look like a pair of glasses at all. It wraps around one’s head and once configured will retain that configuration.

An excerpt from the patent is shown below:-

“The band is adjustable such that it can be configured by a user to contact the head of the user at a first location near a temple, a second location along a portion of the user’s ear adjacent the temple, and at a third location along a rear position of the head of the user.”

Amid the jokes and troubles surrounding Google Glass, it would be interesting to see how this incarnated version of Glass rebuilds consumer faith and interest.