As soon as Google Glass computerized glasses were available for sale, as appeared and information on the cost of this product. According to research firm IHS, each instance of this gadget costs manufacturers only $ 152.47, while buyers are forced to pay for it $ 1,500, that is an order of magnitude greater.
Moreover, experts note that the price of the components used in the design of Google Glass, is $ 132.47, and another $ 20 added cost of assembling this wearable gadget. At the same time it would be a mistake to think that Google makes some crazy money on such a huge difference between the cost price and the market price of the product.
Do not forget, for example, that while Google Glass produced only in small quantities, therefore, the cost of goods in this case is much higher than in serial mass production. Among other things, these computerized glasses are really innovative device, which means that large development costs.