The guys over at iFixit got their hands on one of the Valve’s Steam Machine prototypes and they decided to do what they do best, take it apart. Their teardown shows you exactly what is inside the steam machine and how easy it is to open one up, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one.
The teardown of Google’s little Chromecast media-streaming HDMI dongle is definitely getting a lot of notice for $35. Just after a few days when Google announced its Chromecast media streaming device, we have already seen what is inside this small dongle. It’s actually a simple device, with a small motherboard assembled inside the plastic case, consisting of four chips on it.
Google has made it official, it has unveiled< the second generation Nexus 7 tablet earlier this week and like clockwork the iFixit team managed to get their hands on the new tablet for a complete teardown. You’ll be contented to know the Nexus 7 earned a repairability score of 7 out of 10 which means the higher the number, the easier to fix it.
The team iFixIt have got their hands on the newly refreshed mid 2013 model of Macbook Air laptops which include Haswell processors. These models were recently announced at the WWDC this week and we have come across a number of crucial changes with this 13 inch model. Apparently the outer look is quite similar to that of the previous model but the folks at iFixIt are more curious to know about the internal parts, especially because to know whether the after service of a ruined component will be easy or difficult repair.
Star Simpson and Scott Torborg of Catwig.com have done a very thorough teardown of the Google Glass Explorer kit to see what was inside this device everyone seems to be marveling over. The wearable piece of technology did take some time do disassemble (the walk-through is 45 minutes long) and the guys managed to put it back together and get it working again without much trouble. Read on to see what’s inside.
If there is one thing I think I would never try and do it would be opening up or disassembling a tablet. If I would open one up I most likely would never get it back together correctly. Sony on the other hand though it would be a good idea to tear open their brand new Xperia Z tablet. Any tablet would be hard to open up but the Xperia Z is the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet so it is really quite astonishing that Sony decided to open it up and break it down. Check out the YouTube video after the jump.