Google Glass to Be Made in California

by Christopher Freeburn | March 28, 2013 11:57 am

Google Glass to Be Made in California

Google Glass 263x300 Google Glass to Be Made in California[1]Google‘s (NASDAQ:GOOG[2]) high tech Google Glass eye-wear, which are expected to reach consumers by the end of this year, will be manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturing firm Foxconn.

However, Google Glass production will take place not in Taiwan or China, but rather in California. Foxconn will assemble the glasses, which include a camera and video screen, at its production facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Fast Company notes.

Mobile device rival Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[3])¬†signaled last year that it would move a small part of its personal computer manufacturing back to the U.S[4]. The company had produced computers in the U.S. until the 1990′s, when it shifted production to Asia, along with most other computer hardware manufacturers.

Google’s new eye-wear is priced at $1,500, but that price tag didn’t stop thousands from applying for a chance to become the first to purchase and test the new device[5].

Even though the glasses aren’t available yet, they have been banned[6] from one Seattle, Wash., bar.

Shares of Google fell fractionally in Thursday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Google-Glass.jpg
  2. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  3. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  4. move a small part of its personal computer manufacturing back to the U.S: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/is-apple-prepping-a-made-in-usa-boom/
  5. applying for a chance to become the first to purchase and test the new device: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/google-chooses-8000-to-test-its-new-glasses/
  6. they have been banned: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/warning-dont-wear-your-google-glasses-to-this-seattle-bar/

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