Google visited a pawn shop to get back a leaked version of the new Google Glass
Frank Romero, who runs the Redwood City pawn shop that listed the device - which at one point saw bidding of up to $20,000, according to Mercury News - tells Business Insider that Google contacted him to get the glasses back.He declined to share any details about whether Google paid him for the device back or made any legal threats. Advertisement
"We were contacted by Google - we were glad to give them back," he says. "Anything else is between us. Like I said, we were just glad to give them back. I'm sorry, I know you want more to the story, but for us, when we found out, we just wanted to make sure [Google] got them back."
The shop "had no idea" when it listed the device that it was anything other than a normal Google Glass set.Google stopped selling the "Explorer" version of its headset to consumers in January 2015, but the first details of a new, version aimed at business users appeared in FCC filings in December.
Google didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
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