$US70 Palm Pre Touchstone: $US5 For Parts, $US65 Is For The Privilege

In addition to its gecko-like grip, the latest Palm Pre touchstone super power is the ability to squeeze $US5 worth of components into a $70 price tag.

We kid the Pre, honestly, because as other sites have already noted today, many electronics companies have been taking bargain bin components, adding a slick coat of paint, and charging a premium for some time now.

Still, $US5 worth of commodity plastic and transistors marked up to $US70? Surely there is some other latent super power slumbering within the plastic confines of this phone charger that will awaken with a flash someday? Right?

FYI: The same tear down at iFixit revealed about $US170 worth of parts go into the Pre. [iFixit via Engadget]

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