31 Jul '14, 3pm
Teardown: Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 by iFixit - EE Times
Oculus Rift's Developer's Kit 2 (DK2) exhibits techniques for lightening weight while improving cost and function. Yes, those are common goals in electronics. iFixit, the fix-it-yourself web site that also sells tools for fixing electronics, also looks at "repairability" -- how easy a device is for the average person to repair. iFixit found Oculus Rift Developer's Kit an easy target. It's relatively simple to get into and poke around, hence iFixit gave it an enthusiastic 9 on its repairability scale with the caveat that this was the beta version of the kit.