Shares “Corporations Good”, which was held in April, every citizen of the United States reached the legal age could buy Google Glass for $ 1,500. Children from TechInsights (yes and everyone else) a price tag seemed not very fair, so they decided to disassemble the unit and see what there is “precious” inside.
As it turned out, the full cost of all elements of credit does not exceed $ 80. The most expensive item – the processor (14 dollars). All wireless modules are “pulled” by $ 11. Display Google Glass can not cost more than $ 3, memory – $ 8, and the cost of the camera is only $ 6. Non-electronic parts and materials of the body was evaluated in 18 dollars.
Recall some specifications:
- Display: 640×360
- Camera: 5 megapixel
- RAM: 1 GB
- Internal memory: 16 GB
- Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 4430
- Battery: 570 mAh
- Sensors: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, gyroscope, accelerometer and compass
The company itself said that the real figures are totally different, although more specific information and not given.
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