Google Glassâ€™s Individual Parts Only Cost Around $80
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
Hereâ€™s some fun news for all the people who couldnâ€™t afford to shell out $1,500 for Google GlassÂ a few weeks agoÂ â€” one website has foundÂ that the combined cost of all Glassâ€™ parts only comes out to around $80. Google, unsurprisingly, is denying the claims.
The depressing news comes from the folks atÂ TechInsightâ€™s Teardown.comÂ business, who dissembled a pair of Google Glass and determined the price of each of its individual parts. We were surprised to see how inexpensive each component was: the battery was $1.14; the cameraÂ was $5.66; the actual glassÂ was $3.00. The most expensive individual piece was the processor, which still only came in at a measly $13.96.
A Google spokesperson has called teardown.comâ€™s findingsÂ â€śabsolutely wrong,â€ť theÂ Wall Street JournalÂ reports. Â Teardown.com acknowledges that its calculations are just estimates, and that theyâ€™re still working on conducting some deeper cost analysis.Â But then again, even if it turns out that theyâ€™re a few hundred dollars off, that still means Googleâ€™s selling Glass at a huge markup.