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Robotwist Teardown

Usually, the point of a teardown is to figure out how something works—to take something complex and try to puzzle out how it works, and see what exciting new things the designers did to make this product special. This isn’t quite that type of teardown. Instead, this time, we’re going the opposite route and seeing […]

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Rylo 360° Camera Teardown

For this teardown, we were joined by Jon Denby, a long time Fictiv customer and the Product Design Lead behind Rylo — a small, yet powerful 360° camera. Jon provided us with tons of great insight into the product design choices behind Rylo. Rylo’s magic lies in a phone app that stabilizes the 360° video and allows the […]

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Nintendo Controller Teardown Part 2

In Part 1 of this teardown, we ventured inside 3 of Nintendo’s first controllers: the NES, Super Nintendo, and (our favorite) the N64. Now we’re making our way towards the present with Part 2, looking at the Gamecube, Wii Mote and finally the latest Wii U Gamepad. (Honorable mentions go out to the Virtual Boy controller and the Power […]

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Dyson Cool

For this teardown, we were joined by long-time Fictiv partners Harald Quintus-Bosz, CTO at Cooper Perkins, and Ann Torres, VP of Engineering and Operations at Cooper Perkins. Both Harald and Ann provided us with lots of insight into the design and manufacturing processes behind the Dyson Cool bladeless fan. The Dyson Cool uses the Coanda […]

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Coolest Cooler Teardown

It’s been a while since our last teardown here at Fictiv, so we knew when we came back that we had to take apart something really special. Something completely unique. Something…cool. We present: the Coolest Cooler; the Kickstarter product that swept the nation in the summer of 2014, raising $13 million dollars from over 62,000 […]

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Apple AirPods vs. Google Pixel Buds Teardown

You can learn a lot from examining the ways in which different companies solve the same problem. After stripping the one-eighth-inch audio jack out of their phones, Apple and Google both needed to create a set of Bluetooth headphones, but each company took a very different approach to the solution.  Apple crafted their AirPods to […]

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Halo Sport Teardown

In this teardown, we look inside a very special pair of headphones. We are not going to dig into its acoustics, because that’s not why it’s interesting. Halo Sport is a wearable neurostimulation headset that accelerates improvement from movement-based training. It’s the first consumer product of its kind; neurostimulation technology has only been used in clinical and research […]

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Sphero R2-D2 Teardown

In honor of Force Friday, we teamed up with the engineers over at Sphero to bring you two exclusive teardowns of Sphero’s just-released-today Star Wars toys featuring R2-D2 and BB-9E, a brand new character featured in the upcoming movie. As one of the most popular characters in the Star Wars universe, there’s certainly no shortage of R2-D2 products […]

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Sphero BB-9E Teardown

In honor of Force Friday, we teamed up with the engineers over at Sphero to bring you two exclusive teardowns of Sphero’s Star Wars toys, R2-D2 and BB-9E. When we first unboxed the little black droid called BB-9E, we thought to ourselves, “Is that an evil BB-8?” There’s no mistaking which side this mysterious new character plays on–even its […]

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Ultimate Lightning Mcqueen Teardown

As robotics technology becomes more advanced and more accessible, we’ve seen an increase in robotic companion products come to market, intended to simulate human interaction. Sphero’s latest product, Ultimate Lightning McQueen, displays the company’s engineering and design mastery of life-like robotics technology. Similar to the BB-8 Droid, this new product in partnership with Pixar is packed with […]

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