iFixit’s Steam Deck line officially launched following accidental leak

Update 5/23/2022: iFixit’s selection of Steam Deck replacement parts (opens in new tab) is now fully live alongside an overview (opens in new tab) of the device’s repairability. I was surprised at iFixit’s repair score of 7/10 for the deck, but the company cites some problem areas like the thumbsticks, which require some disassembly and desoldering if you don’t want to just buy an entirely new housing, as well as the battery, which lacks easy pull tabs and requires heat application and a pry tool to overcome its strong adhesive.

Ultimately though, iFixit notes that the device is still way ahead of its competition in terms of modularity and repairability, encouraging other console manufacturers to adopt similar practices.