PlayStation Move Gets the Teardown Treatment
The guts of a phone but in a controller...
So you bought Sony's latest peripheral, PlayStation Move, and you've spent the last 24 hours whooshing and waving while you get your Move on in the living room. It's been great but now you've got Move elbow and you can't play anymore. What can you do? Take it apart. Apparently it's really, really easy.
Unlike the iPod and smartphone tear downs, you won't need any special wedging tools to get Move open. As long as you're reasonably confident in your Phillips-head screwdriver abilities, you should have no problems. Getting it open aside, the iFixit team says that given the amount of tech Sony has managed to cram into the controller, $50 is actually quite good value for money:
"The Move contains many of components found in today’s smartphones: a processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth transmitter, vibrating motor, and even a MEMS compass. It’s an amazing amount of tech for the money, even though we still think it’s steep to pay $50 for a controller. Compared to a $40 WiiMote, though, it’s quite the bang for the buck."
Check out what the iFixit crew found inside: