Last week there was a bit of hubbub among the still-tiny population of Google Glass users, after Google sent out packages to the Explorer program. A few of them spotted UPS packages coming in through the My UPS service, and speculation ran wild. What could this 1-pound package be? A free Nexus 4? Keys to one of Google's self-driving cars? A golden ticket for admittance to the Google X Dream Factory?
Nope. It's a water bottle.
Just a water bottle. Nothing smart (or even mildly clever) about it: open the top, put some water in, and drink it. Glass user Jason Alvarez posted these photos to Imgur, showing off the sweet new hardware and a hand-written note from the Glass team. The bottle does have the official Glass logo emblazoned on the side, so I suppose you could use it to inform others that you're an Official Google Glass Explorer even when you're not wearing your exclusive electronics on your face.
If you want to experience the elation and disappointment of this little gift from a first-person perspective, TWiT producer extraordinaire Jason Howell took an unboxing video with his own Glass unit. It is mildly entertaining.