Google Glass teardown reveals exposed innards, packs a tiny battery inside

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

Google Glass teardown Google Glass teardown reveals exposed innards, packs a tiny battery inside

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

A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.