Does Google Glass Only Cost $80 to Make?

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While Google is charging $1,500 for Google Glass, TechInsights’ Teardown.com has estimated the parts only cost $79.78. A Google spokesman called Teardown.com’s cost estimate “absolutely wrong,” but didn't elaborate. Additional cost factors could include that the devices are manufactured in California, not Asia, and that the tiny high-res display could have been tricky and expensive to design and manufacture.

Google Glass Parts Estimated to Cost Less Than $80 | The Wall Street Journal

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