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Magic launch in-game Google Glass experience

When the Magic take the floor against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, fans will be treated to an entirely new game-watching experience. The Magic have partnered with CrowdOptic to provide a one of a kind Google Glass experience for this game.

Magic talent and in-game performers will wear Google Glass products and share their experiences at the game through the Amway Center’s video board. Fans will get to experience a first-hand account of the Magic game, providing an interesting new perspective on the Magic game against the Nets.

“The Magic is always looking for new ways to engage and enhance the fan experience,” said Magic CEO Alex Martins.  “Google Glass and CrowdOptic provide a unique and organic opportunity for fans to see a different viewpoint of the game.  We are excited to test this technology with some of the savviest fans in the league.”

Google Glass is still kind of hard to explain. It is a small viewer that goes over a person’s eyes and allows the viewer to connect in real-time to the Internet and take first-person video and share it instantly. This is how the Magic will use it Wednesday as they instantly share reactions and photos and videos taken throughout the arena with fans. CrowdOptic’s program allows the Google Glass user to share it instantly with the Amway Center video board.

Again, the possibilities of using Google Glass are still very much in their experimental phase.

Victor Oladipo chronicled his NBA Draft night experience using Google Glass:

Maybe he will share some tips with the Magic on how to best use it for Wednesday’s game.

Philip Rossman-Reich

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Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily

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