FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Seeing the world through a pair of glasses! One local business on Fort Myers Beach, is taking a new approach to better promote the sights and sounds of its island business. The Red Coconut is a part of an explorer program, testing out the "Google Glass." WINK News is learning, these glasses could be key in booming business.
We often find ourselves sharing the stories of our travels through pictures and video.
"I think when you see it through the perspective of what I see it through, you see it differently," said Red Coconut General Manager, Lauri Albion.
But now, this pair of glasses, is giving you a chance to invite complete strangers into your world.
"It's like watching a movie where you actually feel like you're behind the lens, like you're a part of that experience, instead of seeing more detached," said Albion.
They're called "Google Glass." Glasses quite similar to doing the things your cell phone or Ipad can do. Lori Albion, General Manager of the Red Coconut even recorded our interview with the glasses, so we could experience what it was like through her perspective.
"People think you're like the three eyes monster, others know what it is and are very curious."
Albion believes this technology will help bring in business and reach people further from SWFL. "Google Glass" uses the power of social media to share your experiences.
"I don't think we will be able to touch the opportunities that can come with this."
She shares her photos of the beach, of the R.V. park, and even post video like these picture perfect days captured with the glasses.
"The reaction as far as what we are sharing on social media has been good, people really good, people love the pictures of the beach," Albion told WINK News.
When you post online, it automatically adds the hashtag "through glass" to your picture or video. It cost the Red Coconut $1,500 to become part of the "explorer" program.