30 Famous Tech Gadgets Disassembled

Ever really wonder what makes up an iPhone, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tab or any other Apple, Microsoft or Sony gadget but can’t really wrap your head around the amount of destruction required to take these pricey tools apart? Then, you are going to love iFixit.

Channeling the inner naughtiness of geeky gadget lovers out there, these guys in iFixit crack open, rip apart, and "teardown" the archipelago that makes up the innards of any device they can get their hands on. Thanks to them, we are able to witness the inner beauty of our beloved gadgets without disassembling our own.

infamous tech gadgets disassembled
(Image Source: Rapid Repair)

Bear in mind that these are professionals who are turning these devices inside out, so believe me when I say that you should not this at home. Without further ado, feast your eyes on the following 30 infamous tech gadgets that range from smartphones, tablets, game consoles new and old and even the simply delicious iPad 2.

1. Amazon Kindle Fire

Before. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple magic mouse: before

After. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple magic mouse: after

2. Apple iPhone 4S

Before. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

apple iphone 4s: before

After. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

apple iphone 4s: after

3. Apple iPhone 3GS

Before. (Image Source: Apple Store)

apple iphone-3gs: before

After. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

apple iphone-3gs: after

4. Apple iPod Nano (5th Generation)

Before. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple ipod nano 5th generation: before

After. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple ipod nano 5th generation: after

5. Apple Mac Mini

Before. (Image Source: Apple)

apple mac mini: before

After. (Image Source: Schill)

apple mac mini: after

6. Apple iMac 27″

Before. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple imac 27: before

After. (Image Source: iFixit)

apple imac 27: after

7. Apple Macbook Pro

Before. (Image Source: Chipworks)

apple macbook pro: before

After. (Image Source: Chipworks)

apple macbook pro: after

8. Dell Alienware M11x

Before. (Image Source: Dell)

dell alienware m11x: before

After. (Image Source: IT168)

dell alienware m11x: after

9. Apple iPad 2

Before. (Image Source: Apple Store)

apple ipad 2: before

After. (Image Source: iSuppli)

apple ipad 2: after

10. Samsung Galaxy Tab

Before. (Image Source: Samsung Galaxy Tab)

samsung galaxy tab: before

After. (Image Source: iSuppli)

samsung galaxy tab: after

11. Motorola Xoom

Before. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

motorola xoom: before

After. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

motorola xoom: after

12. RIM Blackberry Playbook

Before. (Image Source: Chipworks)

blackberry playbook: before

After. (Image Source: Chipworks)

blackberry playbook: after

13. Amazon Kindle

Before. (Image Source: Amazon)

amazon kindle: before

After. (Image Source: hondamarlboromclaren)

amazon kindle: after

14. Barnes and Noble Nook

Before and After. (Image Source: Chipworks)

barnes and noble nook: before and after

15. Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

Before. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

sony playstation 3 slim: before

After. (Image Source: RapidRepair)

sony playstation 3 slim: after

16. Sony PlayStation 3 Fat

Before. (Image Source: iFixit)

sony playstation 3 fat: before

After. (Image Source: iFixit)

sony playstation 3 fat: after

17. Sony PlayStation Move Motion Controller

Before. (Image Source: TechRepublic)

sony playstation move motion controller: before

After. (Image Source: TechRepublic)

sony playstation move motion controller: after

18. Microsoft Xbox 360 S

Before. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

microsoft xbox 360 s: before

After. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

microsoft xbox 360 s: after

19. Microsoft Xbox Kinect

Before. (Image Source: Kotaku)

microsoft xbox kinect: before

After. (Image Source: Kyle McDonald)

microsoft xbox kinect: after

20. Nintendo Wii

Before. (Image Source: CNET Reviews)

nintendo wii: before

After. (Image Source: Popular Science)

nintendo wii: after

21. Nintendo 3DS

Before. (Image Source: Nintendo)

nintendo 3ds: before

After. (Image Source: iSuppli)

nintendo 3ds: after

22. Sony PSP Go

Before. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

sony psp go: before

After. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

sony psp go: after

23. Nokia N9

Before. (Image Source: Nokia)

nokia n9: before

After. (Image Source: FCC)

nokia n9: after

24. Samsung Galaxy S II

Before. (Image Source: Samsung Galaxy S II)

samsung galaxy s ii: before

After. (Image Source: Samsung Tomorrow)

samsung galaxy s ii: after

25. Motorola Droid Bionic

Before. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

motorola droid bionic: before

After. (Image Source: Tech Republic)

motorola droid bionic: after

26. HTC ThunderBolt

Before. (Image Source: TechRepublic)

htc thunderbolt: before

After. (Image Source: TechRepublic)

htc thunderbolt: after

27. Microsoft Zune HD

Before. (Image Source: Gizmodo)

microsoft zune hd: before

After. (Image Source: Rapid Repair)

microsoft zune hd: after

28. Das Computer Keyboard

Before. (Image Source: Das Keyboard)

das computer keyboard: before

After. (Image Source: László Monda’s Blog)

das computer keyboard: after

29. Nintendo Famicom

Before. (Image Source: iFixit)

nintendo famicom: before

After. (Image Source: iFixit)

nintendo famicom: after

30. Atari 2600

Before. (Image Source: Wikipedia)

atari 2600: before

After. (Image Source: kjfloop)

atari 2600: after

Reflection

It’s really a pleasure to have a personal backstage view of my favorite gadgets, many of which lay beside me as I sleep through my studying years. It’s also really surprising to see what’s beautiful outside can also be so beautiful inside. I hope you enjoyed indulging in your own gadget’s "inner beauty" too.

Which of the gadgets above do you hold? Which is the most beautiful inside out? We hope to hear your opinion on this, so let us know in your comments, thanks!

Author:

Alvaris is a web designer, developer and staff writer for Hongkiat.com.

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