Oculus Rift DK2 teardown: Weight, repairability matter
Oculus Rift's Developer's Kit 2 (DK2) chalked up a near-perfect score for how easy it can be repaired by an average person. The fix-it-yourself web site that also sells tools for fixing electronics, iFixit, found it relatively simple to get into and poke around the DK2. The device got a nine on iFixit's "repairability" scale, with the caveat that this was the beta version of the kit.
For the most part, DK2 exhibits key electronic achievements. The device is an implementation of techniques for lightening weight while improving cost and function.
The guts of Oculus Rift, according to iFixit, include:
Oculus Rift DK2 torn down by iFixit. Source: iFixit
iFixit ran down these semiconductors:
- Thanks to the Spectra7 VR7100 iFixit found tucked into the cable, DK2 has thinner cables.
iFixit's teardown of the Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 (pictured) found some clever ways to cut weight. Source: iFixit
- ON Semiconductor NCP 374 is in cable hub, providing over-voltage protection device with load switch function