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Google Glass Not Exempt, Gets the Teardown Treatment


While I wouldn’t be caught dead tearing down a $1500 piece of hardware, there are others in this industry that live for the opportunity. Just like all of the other top tier flagship devices that have launched over the years, Google’s Project Glass recently met up with the teardown treatment. Using some special screwdrivers and tools, the device was broken down, revealing all of its insides and hidden gems. No unicorns or buckets of gold were found, but I guess that is to be expected. 

Instead, components such as the SanDisk memory was spotted, along with the Texas Instrument processor that powers the unit itself. All in all, the folks responsible for the teardown said it was surprisingly minimal in terms of design. It is Google, after all.

Check out some of the pictures they took down below of the teardown process.



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  • Nathaniel Newman

    DAMN Those are some ugly ass fingers (and nails)! Could the picture BE any larger!

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Super duper zoom man .. sadly my nails I know look a lot worse.

  • mustbepbs

    Jeez. I’m surprised you guys don’t have ads pop up on every picture. This stuff is even getting by my Adblock.

    • michael arazan

      adblock “plus”

  • timrcm

    I’m afraid that it might soon be tested for its blending capabilities… 🙁

    • 4n1m4L

      Google already blended it. Watch the fire side chat or hacking glass. It’s a background image.

  • Blue Sun

    “Holy high res photos Batman!”

  • Alex Goings

    Anyone else have issues with the picture sizes?

  • zepfloyd

    I like the ‘a Google X production’ label.

    • 4n1m4L

      The board is labeled “>9k!”

      • Jonathan Williams


        • Derin Richardson

          Where is Vegeta when you need him?

  • rutgersjaffo

    How are these not called “Googles”? Just asking…

  • Finire

    That shaved plastic looks suspiciously warranty voiding to me…

  • Apostrafee

    Don’t they sometimes total the cost of all the parts and such? I would be interested in that

    • michael arazan

      especially the mark up on the sandisk memory card, 8.99 to $50 end price