Google Glass could be manufactured in the US
0. phoneArena 27 Mar 2013, 14:57 posted on
More and more info is coming out about Google Glass these days. The buildup really makes us think that there will be a pretty big announcement about the product at Google I/O in May. We just heard that Google had chosen the winners of the #IfIHadGlass promotion, and now a new report says that Google could actually be manufacturing Glass right here in the good old US of A...
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1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This is great news. More jobs here in the gold ol usa. Not made in china. Still need a price tag
23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What so bad about "Made in China" ? Every thing is made in china. :)
Even the Sony Xperia Z is made in China.
2. MartianMe (unregistered)
Oh yea please do...Lol
3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Well i guess Goggle won't go to China for sure...
4. ZeroCide (Posts: 725; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)
LOL!!! thats a new one. Tech made in the U.S.
5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
Bro, nothing compares to the U.S U.S.A all day!!!!!
6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
If Google Glass will be manufactured in the U.S., then price tag will jump up, Americans won't work for low payment as Chinese workers do. If Google don't want to buy manufacturing services from Chinese manufacturers, then I think that the most optimal variant would be to buy manufacturing services from Europe. Of Course manufacturing services in Europe won't be so cheap as in Asia but at least much cheaper than in U.S.
7. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Good idea making Google glass in the U.S... May cost more, but better quality. It's that or make it in China and call it Google plastic with lead based paint.
8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Seems that you don't understand about what you are talking about...
9. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
I know it will more or less be the same product whether it's made in the US or China, but in the US everything nowadays is made in China and its either garbage or had a recall on it. We can't even import a decent wood pencil from China.
11. Fruitpoop (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)
Are you dumb or something? Even if a pencil was made in USA, the same materials would be used. But it would cost 10x more. Even if the quality of the product was better in the USA, I would buy the one made in China.
12. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
Ummm... you DO know that products could be cheaper if China doesn't become the only major supplier/manufacturer in the world. It is the same as when the community talked about rare earth metals found in Japan.
14. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Yeah looks like you should just stick with your crayons. obviously you don't use pencils. The cheap Chinese imports don't even center the lead nowadays. If you get 2 pencils, a higher end Chinese import and a cheap Wal-Mart pencil that was made in the US you will pay the same at the store but you will get 10x more use from the US pencil.
16. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Yes very true. That is why when Solomon sportswear or Fisher Price moved their production plants to China they thought "hey, we have all this extra money now, let's make product that will have lead based paint (that they could not get their hand on even in the US) and other safety defects just for fun. Bet we could even get a hand full of recalls"
Your an idiot if you think these companies that did fine producing items for years and moved to China just to say "yes please, use materials that we have never used before and will cost us money on a recall."
17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
My point was that it doesn't matter Google Glass will be manufactured in China or in the U.S. materials will be the same because not China or U.S. choose materials, but Google!
Also if you don't like that products which are manufactured from hazardous to health materials reach your country, blame goods import control departament.
18. Jack58221 (Posts: 143; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)
Google. Just like many other companies will tell them what their product will be made from, but that doesn't always mean they will follow that request/demand 100%. Granted I am sure they are going to listen to Google more and follow their wishes since its such a huge company. But there is no way an American company that moves production to China it's going to say ok to using materials that they know would get them into trouble.
19. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Are you kidding? It is ridiculous! Such big companies like Google always monitors manufacturing process, there is no chance that manufacturer will silently start to use other materials, at least not with such big companies like a Google.
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Manufacturer won't do that because:
1. Client will definitely notice that materials ar not the same so it is ridiculous even to try.
2. Manufacturer will lose client and his money.
3. Manufacturer will be sued by client.
4. Manufacturer will be forced to compensate.
5. Manufacturer will lose good name.
Client won't alow such situation because:
1. Client always monitors manufacturing proces and has product control.
2. Cliend don't want that his products to be banned due to hazardous to health materials or other issues.
3. Client doesn't want to lose good company name, good product name and of course don't want to lose money or by sued due to allowing such situation and so on...
21. Kallistos (Posts: 24; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well said! Aside from the governments IT stimulus, it takes time and money to convert quality standards to foreign production lines. This is one of the largest contributing factors why Intel is making their chips in the US.
For a new product, close monitoring is essential. For products that have been around for a time, such as t-shirts and toilet seats, the better option would be outsourcing. :-)
26. flipjzn (Posts: 201; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
I totaly get u. Not only pencils but also push pens, needles and many other stuff with very low quality );
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Manufacturer by it self don't decide what materials to use, materials used in manufacturing depends on customer's (in our case Google's) raised requirements! And that's mean such statements like a "...make it in China and call it Google plastic with lead based paint." are just stupid.
13. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Good. There is nothing to dislike about this. However many this sells, jobs have still been created. If we could get unions to dump their expensive mouthpieces and lobbyists, and make them see financial reality, maybe we could create more jobs in the U.S.
25. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
You know what this means, less Google Glasses manufactured and a bigger price tag. Not to sound all ENSLAVE THEM ALL!!! but Chinese workers are much cheaper for like triple working hours, but that needs to stop, its inhumane.