The $300 price suggestion comes from Taiwan’s Topology Research Institute, and is not officially confirmed by Google, so take it with a grain of salt.
The price estimate is based on the possible bill of materials (BOM) for Google Glass. The projector inside the little glass costs around $30 to $35 to manufacture 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 back on July 22nd, Google announced it will acquire a 6.3% stake in Himax Display.
Now, do not expect Google Glass to become a mass market device right away. It is expected to first attract developers and estimations point out Glass shipments might reach 124 000 units.
source: China Post