Google today opened its Google Glass program to all in the US. Americans can now buy the Glass Explorer edition at for $1,500 without needing an invite.

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Less than a week ago, Google said it was accelerating “new ways to expand the program in the weeks and months ahead.” Now the open beta is here, with the wider consumer launch still slated for later this year. It appears the company’s one-day sale went well enough for Google to decide that the device is ready for a broader test.

To mark the occasion, Google has also posted a thank you video to early members of its Explorer program:

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