Google Glass is getting more and more rumors as it coming close to public launch (Its still some time before you can buy Google Glass from the retail store).
Till now people are talking privacy concern with Google Glass and their price for developers unit ($1500). Because if the developers unit’s price, we were assuming that the retail unit will also be expensive.
But looks like the retail unit will be much more affordable for the public and will retail at around $300 price tag.
This price range can provide a huge boost to the sale. If I can get Google glass for that price, you bet, I will get it on the very first day.
The price has come from a Taiwan Topology Research firm, not from Google. So you can see some variation but according to them the build cost of Google glass is not much.
The in-build projector costs around $30-$35 and some other parts on the same range. So when it will be available for the public, you can expect them to be in affordable range.
We still need to hear from Google on this.
Why Developers Unit That Expensive
With that price range everybody is wondering why the developers unit is so expensive?
The developers unit is not expensive because of the build quality or cost of materials. It is one of the ways to restrict the units to developers and get it to the people who are dedicated to work with Google.
Looks like they had some success in that because most of the unit is with the developers and with the restriction on the resale, it might be hard that anybody else will get them soon.
If Google Glass is coming with price tag of $300, will you be picking one for yourself?