Here's Why Everyone's Not Sold on Google Glass

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The Fad Hasn't Caught On

In a recent SNL skit, Fred Armisen plays Randall Meeks, a so-hip-it-hurts fan boy in love with his high-tech headset. As always, Armisen nails it, playing up the quirks of the high-priced gadget to the hilt.

The skit also plays into consumers' deepest, darkest fears about sinking $1,500 into the mostly untested device. As several tech sites have noted, the first iteration might prove to be more buggy than it's worth, and could easily offend non-wearers since there's no way they can participate in the experience, or tell what the wearer is doing.

Here are five reasons consumers aren't sold on Google Glass just yet.