2022-04-13 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Dissecting Lenovo’s Smart Clock Essential, a non-Google Google Assistant

Bill-of-materials costs are of only partial profit influence in partner-subsidized consumer-electronic devices, as this engineer suspects may be the case…

2022-02-15 - Brian Dipert

HDMI adapter teardown

An inexpensive HDMI-to-USB converter doesn't support interlaced video inputs or greater-than-HD output resolutions, but still delivers a notable "bang for…

2021-12-16 - Brian Dipert 

Teardown: Indoor security camera with embedded web server

That all said, cameras with embedded web servers are still conceptually cool. To wit, I thought I’d devote this teardown…

2021-11-11 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Pixel Stand offers faster-than-Qi wireless charging for (some) Google fans

Google-branded phones and wireless chargers that deliver peak recharge speeds only when they're used together.

2021-11-04 - Brian Dipert

Past, present, and future(?) of smart glasses

Smart glasses are becoming thinner and lighter (albeit also more expensive) but this engineer is skeptical they'll ever be anything…

2021-10-18 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Apple TV (3rd generation)

Step 1: Low BOM cost. Step 2: High sales price. Step 3: Profit! That's Apple's hardware business plan in a…

2021-09-29 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Dissecting Snap’s third-gen AR glasses

Essentially cameras that you wear on your head, the 3rd-gen iteration of Snap's Spectacles is targeted at "fans of high…

2021-08-25 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Cutting into a multicolor LED light bulb

EDN has dissected a lot of LED (and CFL, for that matter) light bulbs of late, but they've all been…

2021-01-04 - Brian Dipert

Balanced headphones: Can you hear the difference?

Learn the differences in balanced and unbalanced headphone...

2020-12-31 - EDNA Staff

Readers’ choice: The top 10 articles of 2020

This year, top articles run the gamut from DIYs and design ideas to coding methods, teardowns, and more. Read on…