Microsoft is calling their new Xbox One X “the world’s most powerful console,” promising smoother gameplay, bigger worlds, and more details than ever before. But how’d they shove all that extra power into the One X? We did a video teardown to find out.
As a kid, I clocked a lot of time playing video games with my brothers. Ah, the 16-bit glory days of gaming. Re-experience your misspent youth with this teardown compilation of throwback gaming systems from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and early 2000s.
It took us awhile, but we finally managed to get our hands on the crazy-popular, highly-coveted SNES Classic Edition. Out of the box, the mini-console—with its familiar external construction—is designed for nostalgia.
Amazon’s Echo Show likes to watch. But it doesn’t like it when you scrutinize back. Too bad. We popped it open anyway. And it’s full of glue—so you better not knock it off the counter. Also, seriously, why does it look like an ancient CRT?
When you’re designing a portable console, you need a huge battery, you need to keep it cool, and you need to be ready for the inevitable tumble. If you carry something around, you’re gonna drop it. The Nintendo Switch seems to hit all these points and more. The lion’s share of space is given to the batteries and the heat dissipation system. The fan is vibration-dampened to let it quietly run as much as needed.
This year, iFixit did teardowns of a lot of virtual reality headsets (and accessories). So, how’d the Oculus Rift CV1, the PSVR, and the HTC Vive stack up against each other? Check out our VR year-end review—and decide for yourself who made the best VR headset of 2016.
When the Oculus Rift shipped way back in March, it was missing something the competition already had: VR controllers. Well, they’re missing no more—the Oculus Touch controllers are finally here, and we got our grubby paws all over them. Be sure to check out the teardown!
The PS4 Pro is bigger and heavier than the original, and after a thorough teardown we attribute a lot of that heft to power requirements. Unlike the PlayStation 4 of 2013, which topped out at 165 watts, the Pro’s giant internal power supply dishes out an impressive 289 watts of power—and has a cooling system to match. Basically, they crammed an oven and a fridge into one body.