Subscribe to this page now.

Nintendo 3DS gets US teardown, found tough to repair

03/03, 9:40am

Nintendo 3DS torn down by iFixit

The Japanese 3DS was given a teardown in the US on Thursday by iFixit that revealed a very intricate build. Despite having an easily swappable battery and standard Philips screws, Nintendo's system was found very difficult to fix since there were many small parts that could easily break. Ribbon cables were wrapped around the 3DS' inside by robots in a way that a human couldn't easily detach, and many of the connectors use zero insertion force (ZIF) sockets that make it hard to tell if it's plugged in until it's completely reassembled.

more

Nintendo to reveal 3DS ship date on September 29

07/29, 9:05am

Nintendo sets date to unveil 3DS launch date

Nintendo in an unusual step today said it would reveal the launch date of the 3DS on September 29. The company didn't provide more details but hinted through the timing that the gaming system might ship before 2011. The company has often shipped DS models to Japan in the fall and brought them to North America in the spring.

more

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

    Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in mi ...

    Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

    With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

    Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

    When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News