teardowns

Amazon Echo Teardown: A Dark Tower Of Voice Control

Amazon’s Echo speaker promises to make your life better by being a Siri for your kitchen, an always-listening assistant you can ask for help when your hands are covered in batter. The folks at iFixit got one, and naturally started ripping it apart. Once you dive in, it looks like spare parts for the Death Star.


Nexus 6 Teardown: A Big Beast Full Of Beautiful Guts 

The Nexus 6 is Google’s new (and wonderful) behemoth flagship, so of course the folks at iFixit took the first opportunity to vivisect it for your pleasure. Inside that big, beautiful body is plenty of room for the requisite guts: A big battery, badass brains, and even a secret LED.


iPad Air 2 Teardown: Slimmer Body, Smaller Battery

The iPad Air 2 is probably most impressive for its design. The original was super slim, and somehow Apple managed to make the new iteration even thinner. But as iFixit’s teardown of the new tablet reveals, that hot design comes with a smaller battery.


Mac Mini 2014 Teardown: Minor Tweaks And Major Upgrade Headaches

We’re glad to know that the Mac Mini is back — but has it changed much inside? Fortunately, iFixit has torn the sucker apart to find out what lurks within.


iFixit's iPhone 6 Plus Teardown Finds Oversized Battery, 1GB Of RAM

iFixit, famous breakers of things, were in Australia to scoop up an iPhone 6 Plus as soon as it went on sale. Now, it’s teasing the rest of us with a step-by-step liveblog of the teardown process.


Project Tango Tablet Teardown: Everything You Need For Handheld 3D

Google’s Project Tango tablet is an amazing bit of hardware that made us finally realise that computer vision could be useful for regular people too. So now that iFixit has ripped one apart, we’re pretty excited to see what lurks within it.


Amazon Fire Phone Teardown: So Many Cameras In Such A Small Space

The Amazon Fire Phone’s tricks are pretty sophisticated, even if they’re never really put to good use. And its innards are complicated to match, according to a teardown by iFixit. But damned if they aren’t pretty to look at.


Android Wear Smartwatch Teardowns: Good Guts, Small Packages

Android Wear devices are finally out in the wild, and while we’re all still waiting on the Moto 360, the Samsung and the LG ain’t bad. The folks at iFixit tore them apart to see what’s underneath the surface, and what they found was mostly what you’d expect. With one exception.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Teardown: If This Thing Breaks, You're Screwed

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 might be the greatest laptop-tablet hybrid that you don’t really need, but what exactly lurks inside it? Fortunately, iFixit has torn the thing apart so we don’t need to wonder any longer.


Video: See The Oculus Rift Get Dismantled Piece By Piece

Jake Roper, of YouTube channel VSauce3, is great at pulling things apart. After tearing down a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, he’s turned his attention to the Oculus Rift, the now-Facebook-owned VR headset that is the current darling child of virtual reality enthusiasts. This great stop-motion video shows Roper taking the Rift to pieces and marking each component, so you’ll learn a few things along the way.


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