With the continuous improvement of equipment functions and compactness, it seems that smartphones in recent years have become more and more difficult to repair. At the same time, wearable devices represented by true wireless headsets also face the embarrassment of being easily lost or easily damaged. Judging from the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 introduction video shared on YouTube recently, the well-known dismantling agency iFixit can hardly hide its disappointment in its repairability.
SlashGear pointed out that although the headset is designed to have certain waterproof characteristics, it is far from being a sturdy and durable accessory product. Even if the internal structural components are relatively simple, true wireless headsets are difficult to disassemble or replace. Previously iFixit praised the repairability of the Galaxy Buds series, but the dismantling results of the latest Galaxy Buds 2 changed iFixit’s view again.
To be fair, Galaxy Buds 2 is fairly easy to take apart if you are willing to bear the price of the deformation of the shell. The pink content that holds all the components is relatively easy to peel off, but the design of the battery solder connector is different from last year’s Galaxy Buds+. For disassembly experts like iFixit, this may not be a big problem, but ordinary DIY enthusiasts may find it difficult to easily repair and replace this common component.
On the other hand, the design of the Galaxy Buds 2 charging storage box is worthy of praise. Because it is not only easy to open, it even uses modular battery components. However, compared with the button battery used in the headset, the charging storage box is less prone to failure or rapid exhaustion. In the end, iFixit scored 5/10 points for the repairability of Galaxy Buds 2, but this was obviously in exchange for the lower-cost IPX2 protection level.