Tag Archive: Repair

Bixby’s reputation is tarnished beyond repair

A weak launch and lots of dissatisfied customers left a permanent mark.

Samsung announced its Bixby digital assistant with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in April 2017. At the time, our review of the phones referred to Bixby as “undercooked” — that was an understatement. Bixby Voice wasn’t even available at launch, so you were left with Bixby Home, Bixby Vision and some basic reminder features. Samsung’s ambitions were huge, and while everyone was harsh on Bixby  [Read More…]

Tekton’s 135-piece electronics repair kit is only $27 right now

Fix it yourself.

The Tekton 2841 Everybit 135-piece electronic repair kit and security bit set is down to $ 27.20 on Amazon thanks to a direct drop to $ 28.10 and an on-page coupon that takes off another 90 cents. This set normally sells between $ 33 and $ 34. Today’s deal is about two dollars better than one we saw in June.

Tekton also has a 27-piece kit on sale for $ 8.41. It normally sells for around  [Read More…]

Tekton’s 135-piece electronics repair kit is down to $30

Have the tool you need for any project.

Tekton’s Everybit 135-piece electronics repair and security bit set is down to $ 29.83 on Amazon. It normally sells for around $ 33 or more. This price matches one we saw over Black Friday. It’s the lowest sale in more than a year for Tekton’s 135-piece kit.

The included ratcheting screwdriver has forward, fixed, and reverse drive positions with a rubber grip. There are 105 screwdriver bits and 22  [Read More…]

This $22 repair kit comes with 77 tools to help you fix nearly any gadget

Stop living with that cracked phone screen.

We have all been there before, and no one likes it. Your gadget exits its warranty time, and then something starts happening. You can replace it, which is costly, or try to fix it yourself, which you may not have the tools to do.

This Ohuhu 77-piece professional repair kit will give you just about every tool you’ll need to complete nearly any repair, and right now you can pick  [Read More…]

Be prepared for your next at-home electronics repair with this $25 iFixit toolkit

Got any ongoing do-it-yourself projects? Need some precision repair work done? This deal is definitely for you, then!

We know. You’re clumsy and break things, and fixing them gets expensive, right? Doing it yourself is a great option, but only if you have the right tools around. Right now you can pick up the 64-piece iFixit driver kit for $ 24.99. This is the best price you’ll find on the kit right now, which is around $ 20 lower  [Read More…]

You won’t be able to repair the Essential Phone

The Essential Phone proves nearly impossible to repair, earning a 1/10 score from iFixit.

Part of the reason the Essential Phone stands out from the crowd is its unique materials. There isn’t any other device on the market using a titanium frame or ceramic back, due to how difficult these materials are to source. Besides just being sturdy and adding to shipping delays, the unique materials also mean the phone will never be user-servicable.

iFixit did its  [Read More…]

Repair & upgrade your own gear with this 45-piece tech toolkit

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a tech toolkit that could help you save more money repairing the stuff you love!

The 45-piece TEKTON Tech Rescue Toolkit has dropped to $ 19. That’s its lowest price in more than six months and second-lowest in its pricing history. It might not be a radical drop from its normal $ 25 price, but consider how much money you can save repairing your own computers or  [Read More…]

Make your next smartphone repair easy with this $29.87 toolkit today!

Ever try to do an at-home repair on your phone or tablet only to realize that you don’t have the right tools? Don’t put yourself in that position again, and instead pick up iFixit’s 64 bit driver kit to ensure that you have the right tools for your upcoming repairs. Right now you can pick up this kit for just $ 29.87.

Google aims to solve Pixel retail support conundrum with uBreakiFix repair partnership

Same-day repairs for your Pixel will soon be available.

In an attempt to fix its inherent shortcoming of not having a physical retail presence for in-person phone repairs and support, Google has struck a deal with popular electronics repair chain uBreakiFix to be the exclusive repair company for the new Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel owners will be able to take their broken phone into any of uBreakiFix’s 250 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada, or mail the  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note brand is now damaged beyond repair

Should Samsung give up on the Note brand entirely?

There’s no question that the beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 is having a hard week, after a hard month. Things were looking up for the Korean giant after the recall was deemed a success, a huge undertaking from around the world that attempted to corral over two million handsets. But then an AT&T-branded Note 7 caught fire on a still-grounded Southwest flight after being powered off and things  [Read More…]