Google Glass might launch by the end of the year and it might be more affordable than you think. Google could price the smart glasses at $299. Remember, developers paid $1500 for the early “Explorer Edition”.
The $300 price suggestion comes from Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute, and not from Google, so take it with a grain of salt. Still, it makes sense. The price estimate is based on the possible bill of materials for Google Glass. For instance, the projector inside costs around $30 to $35 and is made by Taiwan based Himax Display.
“We believe wearable devices will face the first wave of growth in the coming one to three years due to their innovative features, and will then experience a rapid growth in the next phase when the market becomes more mature,” chief Topology Research analyst Jason Tsai said.
Three weeks ago, Google announced that it will acquire a 6.3% stake in Himax Display. Do you think it has a chance to launch at such a low price? Time will tell.
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