Want to know what the inside of your Ouya looks like?

Ouya looking at?

Want to know what the inside of your Ouya looks like?

Slowly but surely, the first Ouya models are being delivered to people who backed the Kickstarter campaign for this Android-powered 'unconsole'.

That can mean only one thing... teardown time.

Quick as a flash, the ever-tinkering tech-curious iFixit has taken a backer model Ouya to bits. Partly for fun, and partly to see how simple it is to dismantle and re-mantle Ouya Inc.'s shiny little box.

The good news is that if you're the sort who likes to stick screwdrivers into his electronic boxes to see what makes them tick, the Ouya ranks highly on iFixit's repairability scale, with a score of 9/10.

To put that into context, the PS3 Slim has a repairability rating of 7, while the iPad with Retina display (a.k.a. the iPad 4) has a repairability rating of 2.

The only thing iFixit had any difficulty with in the Ouya teardown was the CPU heat sink, which is soldered in place to make sure it doesn't fall off when you inevitably drop your diminutive unconsole.

We don't recommend the first thing you do with your Ouya when you get it is take it to pieces, obviously. Or drop it.

Still, given this Android-powered micro-console was marketed from the outset as a hackable gadget, it's nice to see its maker keeping up its end of the bargain.

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Harry Slater
Harry Slater
Harry used to be really good at Snake on the Nokia 5110. Apparently though, digital snake wrangling isn't a proper job, so now he writes words about games instead.