TEAR-the guitar-DOWN



The first thing I love is the simplicity of the parts of the Guitar. The assembly of the plastic connector parts is easy and none of them have complex mechanisms. These parts are snap connectors. At times when complex systems and parts were needed in order for something to work, the designer decided to add more but still simple parts.
As the retail price for the game is low – $8.50, it seems like they chose easy assembly over minimal material.
The other thing I like are the silicon rubber conductive button pads. This is the first time I’ve seen such a thing. It’s form at different locations is what makes it fascinating! When pressing a long button – in this case – the Hero Power button, 3 button pads are used to make it work. Whereas, the tiny buttons like – the Pause button – only use 1 conductive button to complete the circuit.
Here is the link to the Teardown Video.

Tear apart a toy cellphone by Teng


The whole body is made of plastic and the keyboard is made of rubber, the main assembling way is using screws, and some of the parts locked together,the most interesting part is the ball in the center of four keys,it will hit on a button which on the circuit board when you push it, but there’s no reaction when you roll it. The reason why designer do this is because the press button is pretty common on children’s toys, but rolling ball button is not common and kids can explore the feeling of rolling and pressing at the same time.the rubber keys give you a good touching feelings. and one more interesting parts is the rubber keys, they touched more soft than the side key and light keys, kids can get different feelings when they tough the keys on the toy. the light keys are made of PVC plastic, the other parts I’m not sure. but design for kids should be safe.