When Google Glass became a real piece of hardware, the original devices were shipped to early backers and developers at $1,500 a piece - setting the ownership bar pretty high (dare I say, into Apple territory). Now though, it looks like the street price for the consumer version may end up in the $300 range, or at least that's the thinking based upon the cost of the hardware involved. How would you feel about that for the wearable computer that can take photos and videos and allow you to surf the web and work with email an text messages?
Geek.comProbably the most expensive component in Google Glass is its display, which adds around $35 to the bill of materials and is made by Himax Technologies. Google recently made a big investment in the company, no doubt to help secure its supply chain for future projects like the consumer version of Glass.