Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Glassholes Are Suckers
If you’re a Glasshole you’re a sucker, reports teardown.com which finds the components and assembly cost of Google Glass come to $80.
Yet Google put it up for sale recently for $1,500.
The most expensive component is a TI OMAP processor at $14; the camera is $5.66; the screen is $3; connectivity ICs cost $11; the NAND costs $8; the SDRAM $5; the battery costs $1; power management and audio costs $3.50 and assembly and test costs $2; an assortment of non-electrical parts and materials makes up the rest.
Google says the $80 figure is ‘wrong’ but doesn’t say what the real cost is. Google admits that Glassholes have been seen as ‘creepy and rude’.Tags: Glassholes, google