The Nexus Q, one of the more intriguing announcements that took place at Google I/O, has received an official iFixit tear down treatment. Taking it apart is a relatively easy affair as long as you have the right tools. The Nexus Q stands up there right alongside the Nexus 7 with its repairability score of 8 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair). And what about that claim that the Q was “built and manufactured in the USA?”
One of the reasons the Nexus Q was so high in price ($299.99) was simply the fact it was put together in the States. People like the sound of that. iFixit has found however that while overall the device was manufactured here in the States, a few bits and pieces of the device had to be imported. Nothing too major though and other than the risk of touching the large (warning label applied) capacitor, it is fairly easy to tear the Q down to its basic parts.