Teardowns

Netwjork Ethernet switch teardown

How low can Ethernet switches prices go? In small unmanaged 8 port 10/100M 5 or 8 port switches typical price is around 15-25 Euros (around 2-3 Euros per port). But there are even cheaper Ethernet switches. Netwjork Tenda S108 SOHO kytkin/switch jossa 8 porttia is a very cheap 8 port 10/100M switch that costs only

Xbox One vs PS4 teardown

Microsoft released the Xbox One today. Also a recent research says that Game Play Has No Negative Impact on Kids, UK Study Finds: A massive study of some 11,000 youngsters in Britain has found that playing video games, even as early as five years old, does not lead to later behavior problems. So there is

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini teardown

My old “smartphone” got to the end of the life beyond worth to fix. So I changed to a proper Android smart phone. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is Galaxy S4′s little brother is not only smaller but also much lighter than Samsung’s flagship phone. My initial feeling after few days of use is very positive.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Teardown

Teardown: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 still the category leader article tells that in 2011 Samsung defined a new category with its 5.3″ diagonal Galaxy Note phone. The original Note was so large it was considered by many as a phone that aspired to be a tablet, hence the term “phablet” was coined. With the third

Teardown: Relay DIN rail base

Here is a tear-down of one automation product. It is a relay base made by Phoenix Contact. As you can see is is a pretty normal looking relay product you see on automation systems. It mounts to DIN rail. As you can see in the picture the whole product is designed for 48V DC operation.

Anti-shoplifting tags teardown

Thixotropy article tells about the technology of anti-shoplifting tags used on store merchandise. They are high-Q tank circuits which if carried between a transmitting and receiving panel at a store’s doorway, they enhance 9 MHz signal propagation between those two panels and the alarm goes off. When a purchase is made, the store clerk deactivates

What's Inside Google Glass?

Google’s latest and hottest gadget Google Glass needs little introduction because it has been on tech news many times. The core chips powering Google Glass: What’s Inside Google Glass? article shows you the electronics inside this gadget. a TI OMAP4430, 16GB of SanDisk flash, an Elpida mobile DRAM chip. The main board also holds RF