Kindle Voyage Teardown: It Sure Is Cramped Behind That Glass Screen

For those who prefer the finer things in life, Amazon's Kindle Voyage provides a luxurious e-reading experience with a steep $290 price tag—if you also want wireless connectivity. But that didn't stop the folks at iFixit from immediately tearing it asunder once they got their hands on one. If you think the Voyage is… » 11/14/14 9:37am 11/14/14 9:37am

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Teardown: Lots of Glue Makes For Tricky Repairs

The master disassemblers at iFixit have applied their expertise at turning gadgets into piles of raw components to the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. And while not chock full of surprises, the lack of an official waterproof IP67 rating—like the Galaxy S5 boasts—didn't stop Samsung from being generous with the glue, which makes… » 10/02/14 8:49am 10/02/14 8:49am

Moto 360 Teardown: Battery Not As Advertised

More than any other gadget (yes, even smartphones), battery life for smartwatches are a huge selling point. Instead of being just another gadget tethered to another cord or charging dock, a longer battery life means more convenience for a wearable that for the past century never really required charging. » 9/09/14 11:01am 9/09/14 11:01am

New Oculus Rift Teardown: This Thing Pushes Its Guts to the Max

The Fire Phone's So Pricey Because It Costs Amazon a Ton to Build

We wanted Amazon's recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly, we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone's $650 price tag ($200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock. » 7/28/14 12:25pm 7/28/14 12:25pm

Why Fake Apple Chargers Totally Suck

So your iPad charger goes kaput, and you aren't so keen on giving a pretty penny to Apple (yet) again. It can't be that bad to buy a cheapo one online right? It even looks exactly like real Apple charger! But then it heats up like a burning coal and stops working after a couple weeks—because it's a real piece of crap… » 5/13/14 7:00pm 5/13/14 7:00pm

How Much Do the Parts in Google Glass Actually Cost?

Google's willingness to trash Glass for the sake of fashion might not be as insane as we previously thought. Because according to a recent estimate from, the actual parts going into the $1500 faceputer only add up to a measly 80 bucks. » 5/02/14 1:06pm 5/02/14 1:06pm

New HTC One Teardown: This Is Why the Warranty Is So Good

The HTC One M8 may well be HTC's best-ever smartphone, but you'd better keep it cocooned in bubble wrap — the latest teardown from the iFixit team shows that the new flagship Android device will be incredibly difficult to carry out DIY repairs on. » 3/26/14 7:04am 3/26/14 7:04am

Mac Pro Teardown: An Apple Rig You Can Actually Tinker With

iPhone A7 Chip Teardown: Power-Dense Samsung Silicon

We've already seen inside the iPhone 5S and found out that its guts are blisteringly fast—but now iFixit has taken a very close look indeed at the A7 silicon that powers the new phone. » 9/24/13 8:27am 9/24/13 8:27am

iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 5C Teardown: Just How Different Are They?

We already know that the iPhone 5C is basically an iPhone 5 with a fancy plastic coat, but how do they compare side-by-side? There are a few more differences than you'd think. » 9/20/13 8:07am 9/20/13 8:07am

The iPhone 5S Teardown: Everything New Is Inside

The ace team at iFixit is currently gutting the iPhone 5S, as only they can, to see what's new inside the next iPhone. What's the fingerprint scanner look like on the inside? What about all those fancy new chips? And how's that goldpagne? » 9/19/13 10:05pm 9/19/13 10:05pm

Moto X Teardown: So This Is What Made in the USA Looks Like

If you're curious as to what the lovely Moto X looks like on the inside, the surgical team at iFixit has exposed its designed and assembled in the USA innards for all to see. Apparently, you can see right through the woven black case on the Moto X. iFixit also found some other unique choices inside the Moto X too:… » 8/23/13 10:53pm 8/23/13 10:53pm

Nvidia Shield Teardown: A Lot's Crammed Into This Strange Device

Nvidia's slightly crazy Shield gaming device-cum-tablet is now in the wild, and iFixit has done what it does best and torn the sucker apart. » 8/01/13 8:43am 8/01/13 8:43am

Google Nexus 7 Teardown: Hey That's an Inductive Charging Coil

The ace team at iFixit has given the ol' teardown to the new Google Nexus 7 and they've discovered that the rear case is very easy to open, that it's taller, narrower and thinner and that there's an... inductive charging coil (the first iFixit has seen in a tablet). The battery inside the new Nexus 7 is slightly… » 7/26/13 9:50pm 7/26/13 9:50pm

The New Old Xbox 360's Guts Shows What's Old Is New Again

The new old, curiously botoxed Xbox 360 was announced at E3 to a crowd of shrugs. Why add makeup and eyeliner to a walking zombie? Whatever. The ace surgical team at iFixit got their hands on the new old Xbox 360 to see if anything changed inside. Here are the guts. » 6/13/13 5:37pm 6/13/13 5:37pm

Airport Extreme Teardown: Hack This Router With Your Own Hard Drive

Apple announced a new Airport Extreme earlier this week, and iFixit has already torn it apart. The good news? It's a hacker's dream. » 6/13/13 5:27am 6/13/13 5:27am

What's Inside a $12 Phone

Chances are you've owned a "free" phone at some point or another, a beater that cost zero-down with your contract. That's still nothing compared to this $12 off-contract "Gongkai Phone" you can pick up from the Mingtong Digital Mall. But what is in one of those? Not much. » 4/20/13 9:15am 4/20/13 9:15am

Here Are the Samsung Galaxy S IV's Guts

Samsung is just about to announce the Galaxy S IV but the same Chinese site that showed us in clear detail what the S IV will look like on the outside has decided to pry open the giant superphone and expose its innards too. We spy an 8-core processor, 13 megapixel camera and motion detector too. You can peep all the… » 3/14/13 6:48pm 3/14/13 6:48pm

The ABCs of a Camera's Guts

What's lovely about this alphabet made from camera parts by London graphic design student Stefan Abrahams is that it organizes a camera's beautiful internals as carefully as one should frame a picture. Each letter has a camera part, you can see the viewfinder as 'D' and the shutter curtain as 'R'. » 3/11/13 10:20pm 3/11/13 10:20pm