The folks at iFixit got their hands on the Nexus Q and did what they love to do best, they took it apart. As expected, the Nexus Q features a number of parts that work together to bring your Google Play content to the big screen (and powerful speakers). At its $299 price tag, a lot of people still think that the Nexus Q is a little bit overpriced, and I agree.
The high price tag of the Nexus Q is due to the fact that it was manufactured here in the U.S.A. If it had been built in China, like many other gadgets, we’re sure that the price would’ve been more manageable.
In terms of being able to repair the Nexus Q, the folks at iFixit give it a score of 8 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair. Removing the Nexus Q’s top cover requires no tools and dissembling the device is simplified because limited amounts of adhesive with no exotic screws are used.
Overall, it’s a good idea to keep this teardown bookmarked if you own or plan on owning a Nexus Q. Head over to iFixit to view the full tear down. While you’re at it, makes sure that you download the new official iFixit app for Android!