What was the total development cost for R&D/marketing as well? Is that being vectored into the price breakdown?
Probably not, it would cost a hell of a lot more if it was probably
whatever it is, it wont merit 1420 dollars difference...
Possibly Cliff. I'd imagine Google chucked a helluva lot of money to develop the project though...
Are we calculating dev work and r&r... yeah....
No--as you can see form the chart, it's strictly a materials breakdown. Even so, there's room for questioning I think.
Even if the parts cost $500, that's STILL a huge margin. It seems obvious though that consumer models are going to be far more cost-effective than this, and I guess it basically has to be in order for widespread adoption. There's definitely a significant early-adopters fee here.
and the total material cost of a painting is? this means nothing..
1420 difference, for a device with limited production since its in developemente and recent introduction.. with hundreds of workers, a lot of testing.. honestly i guess you get what you pay for
china could build it for usd$20 ... with 8MP camera + 1GB DDR2 Ram..
A painting is not a mass-produced product, and for that reason most people don't own one.
Sorry but I know myself and most people with common sense will not spend 1500$ for this.
Be advised the requirements to understand the technology will cost an individual more than 6,000 to learn the basics, but then again most people with a high school degree are able to figure that out eventually. The device is fine, its the applications I am interested in :)
They said flat out, once mass produced the price will drop...
research, development, marketing
If lots of people want it, then they're going to charge more for it.
Plus think of the time and MONEY spent to develop the software and design the glasses themselves? It's not cheap.
we always knew the explorer edition was way over priced didn't we? It was always said Explorer would be $1500 but the final product to consumers would be $300-600. It makes sense, I would say with R&D each glass costs them $160, and they will be selling for $300. Early adopters always get shafted anyway at least in terms of pricing.
Ok, buy the material and do yourself ;)
ouch! that is one heck of a price jump but maybe their is something else in them but im not sure but OUCH PRICE JUMP!!!!
Sounds like I should wait until these are readily available and priced around $99 before I should buy into the technology.
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