A thorough teardown of the Google Glass Explorer kit by two enthusiasts reveals tiny battery inside the wearable computing unit.


Star Simpson and Scott Torborg of Catwig.com have performed a thorough teardown of the Google Glass Explorer kit to see what lies in this modern marvel. The wearable computing piece was not too difficult to disassemble (the walk-through is 45 minutes long), and the team managed to put all the pieces back together to get a fully working kit again without much trouble. What’s troubling is what they found inside.

Google Glass Quick Specs:

  • TI OMAP 4430 Chipset
  • 1 GB DRAM (Elpida)
  • nHD (640 x 360) Display
  • 5 MP Camera
  • 16 GB Storage
  • Synaptics Touch Controller

The images reveal various components such as the tinted shield, USB cable and a Drawstring soft case, but the most exciting part was the non-replaceable 570 mAh (2.1 Wh) single-cell Li-Po (lithium polymer) battery. Check out the gallery to see the innards of Google Glass.

Source: CatWig