When we're not comparing things to bigger things, we're reviewing our asses off -- check out our insanely quick full review of the new iPod shuffle. The fellas over at iFixit, meanwhile, just like breaking stuff. In the case of the third-generation shuffle teardown, like with all recent iPods, Apple doesn't make it easy to crack the case.
Although only one screw had to be removed, iFixit describes how it had to insert a 'metal spudger into a crevice between the rear cover and the rest of the shuffle' to get the device open. As you might expect, things are pretty simple -- and tiny -- under the shuffle's hood.
There are a couple more pictures after the jump, but the full dissection (with lots more photos) is available at iFixit, where one unsatisfied reader writes:
"Have you disassembled the headphones with remote yet? Have you figured out how the buttons work? Do they work by connecting two lines with a resistor? Is it possible to add such a remote to other headphones?"
As always, feel free to comment.