Image credit - iFixit

Image credit – iFixit


A few days ago Google Home finally went on sale after having been unveiled during Google’s Pixel event. As usual the good folks over at iFixit did their thing where they took the device apart to see what makes it tick, and more importantly how easy is it to be repaired. In the case of Google Home, iFixit gave it an impressive score of 8 out of 10.

According to iFixit, one of the reasons it scored to high is because there are very few moving parts, meaning that there are less points of failure. Google also relies heavily on standard screws and connectors, meaning that taking it apart is easy as it won’t require any special tools, unlike Apple’s iPhone and the pentalobe screws.

iFixit also notes that a good many of the components inside of Google Home are modular and can be replaced individually, meaning that should one component fail, swapping that out for a new one is possible instead of having to replace several at once if they were all connected to each other.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Google Home, it is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo except that it uses Google Assistant. So far the device has been relatively well-received and with a price tag of $129, it isn’t that expensive.

Filed in Audio >Gadgets >Home. Read more about Connected Objects, Google, Google Assistant, Google Home, IoT (Internet of Things) and Speakers.

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