CHICAGO — Starting this month, a Near North Side hotel will become the first in the nation to offer its guests Google Glass, a hotel representative said.
Google Glass is a head-mounted display that looks like a pair of glasses. Users can say commands like "take a picture" or "record a video" to snap images. Voice commands can pull up directions, search for nearby restaurants or send messages.
ACME Hotel Company, 15 E. Ohio St., plans to let guests check out the gadget for three hours a day starting March 10.
A spokeswoman for the boutique hotel said the goal is for guests to "explore their surroundings like never before" without having to rely on guidebooks or tours.
The hotel did warn guests, however, not to snap photos without permission or become oblivious to their surroundings.
Last month, state Sen. Ira Silverstein introduced SB2632, which states "a person may not operate a motor vehicle while wearing a mobile computing headset." The bill is currently before the Senate Transportation Committee.