Teardown.com has disassembled Google Glass, identified its components, and says the pieces can be had for about $80.
Google tells the Wall Street Journal that’s nonsense, and even severe Glass critics (like us) would have to acknowledge that the company has a point even if the bill of materials is accurate. There’s lots more to a sophisticated piece of gear like Glass than the piece parts. In fact, it’s to Google’s entire credit that it can make something as advanced as this using only $80 of hardware.
Still, it’s worth checking this out. Cool pictures, too.