teardowns

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.


Project Tango Teardown: Google's Crazy Camera System (Oh, And A Phone)

Google’s Project Tango isn’t coming to stores near you anytime soon. You wouldn’t even know what to do with it if it did. Still, the folks at iFixit got their hands on one and tore it apart. What’s inside? Mostly a ton of crazy cameras, with a phone almost as an afterthought.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown: You Ain't Changing Nothing But Its Battery

Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 may well be a tiny step into the future, but while its dimpled back may feel like somewhat of a throwback, its insides claim to be anything but. Now, they have been laid bare by iFixit.


Samsung Gear 2 Teardown: Surprisingly Repairable For A Smartwatch

If you’ve been wondering how Samsung manages to cram everything into its Gear 2 smartwatch, then wonder no longer: iFixit has torn the thing apart to see what they have crammed into its tiny frame.


Macintosh 128K Teardown: A Time Capsule With Keyboard And Mouse

The Mac turns 30 today, and what better way to celebrate than with a good ol’ fashioned autopsy. iFixit proves that can be a lot more fun than it sounds with its classic 128K Macintosh teardown, a beautifully gory history lesson.


Steam Machine Teardown: A Gaming PC By Any Other Name

Valve has offered up 300 beta kits of its forthcoming Steam Machine console for developers and the like to play around with. Fortunately, iFixit got its hands on one, too — and then ripped the sucker apart. Here’s what’s inside.


Nest Protect Teardown: Reassuringly Simple And Solid

Nest managed to do the seemingly impossible with its Protect: it made a smoke detector… exciting. But what lurks within that beautiful shell? Fortunately, iFixit has ripped one wide open to find out.