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PlayStation Vita cost estimated at $160 in report

We've got a PlayStation Vita from Japan, sure, but we're not taking it apart all willy-nilly like some people. But if we did, and we also had a keen eye for the price of specific electronics components, we might have already realized the pieces comprising the device could add up to $160 in total....

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Nintendo 3DS gets torn apart on video

We've seen the guts of the Nintendo 3DS ripped open (and valuated!) in photos, but its hard for us to get our grisly tech-pleasure unless we see the teardown in action. Check out PimpMyConsole's audiofree 3DS surgery video posted below while we consider how truly upsetting that last sentence was....

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3DS disassembled, put under the microscope

Believe it or not, this may be what puts the "3D" in 3DS. The image above is an extreme closeup of what the Nikkei Electronics Teardown Squad believes to be a "parallax barrier," the magical component that forces the left and right eyes to see different parts of the handheld's screen. Just days...

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Alleged 3DS, PlayStation Phone disassembled

Not one but two ritualistic device dismantlings have been exacted in recent days, an alleged 3DS and PlayStation Phone the sacrificial lambs. Spilled across a TVGZone forum thread are the guts of an apparent 3DS, posted by a Taiwanese tinkerer who claims to have obtained the stolen unit (not unlike...

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Kinect hardware worth $56, according to teardown

Based on a recent teardown conducted by UBM TechInsights, it looks like the most expensive part of Microsoft's Kinect is the box it comes in. According to UBM TechInsights, the Kinect contains about $56 worth of hardware. Around $17 of that cost is attributed to the PrimeSense motion detection...

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Kinect teardown: two cameras, four microphones, 12 watts of power, no controller

So what exactly goes into making a controller-free experience with Kinect? A lot of technology, apparently. The folks at iFixit have broken down a Kinect unit, revealing a bevy of chips and parts inside the new peripheral. Kinect features not one, but two cameras to capture various information...

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PlayStation Move controller exploded, examined

The latest victim of techno-savvy website IFixIt's particularly brutal brand of evisceration is none other than Sony's new magic wand, the PlayStation Move. The site performed a teardown on the new controller, examining how easily it could be repaired should one of your friends decide to throw it,...

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Retro consoles torn apart, ancient innards exposed

If you want to see just how far game consoles have come over the last few decades, check out iFixit's teardown of the Atari 2600. As you can see, there's not much to onetime king of home entertainment. Just look at how complex an iPhone 4 is in comparison! The Atari teardown was part of a full week...

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Xbox 360 'Valhalla' model torn down, new hardware exposed

Viewers of Microsoft's E3 media briefing reacted to the reveal of the new, slimmed-down Xbox 360 in peculiar ways. For instance, tech writer Anand Lal Shimpi apparently reacted with excitement -- not because he couldn't wait to add the new model to his collection, but because he couldn't wait to...

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DSi XL, broken down into extra-tiny pieces

The ironically named iFixIt has, once again, completely disassembled a new electronic device, allowing us all to get a look at the bits that compose it without having to tear apart our own beloved devices. The latest hardware to go under the knife screwdriver: Nintendo's just-released DSi XL, which,...

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