iSesamo steel repair tool review

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iSesamoProvides: Functionality as a steel spudger-like tool
Developer: NewerTech
Minimum Requirements: Practically any electronic device
Price: $9.99
Availability: Now

While not very much of a DIYer myself, using NewerTech’s iSesamo the other day to take my iPhone 3G apart was the first time I’ve ever found such a task to be simple and problem-free. Usually, when I take on repairs that require me to get hands-on with electronics, I don’t have such a great time. I tend to easily screw up when dealing with small or delicate parts, as I did during my last DIY project when I had to solder a USB NAND flasher to a modded Xbox 360’s motherboard, but that’s neither here nor there. For once, taking apart an electronic device was as quick and simple as it ever has been for me, all thanks to the iSesamo.

I’ve had an iPhone 3G with a severely broken screen lying around the house for a while now, so I figured I’d give the iSesamo a try on it, even though I didn’t have a replacement handy. Now that I’ve gotten through the process of removing the broken screen, though, I’m looking into ordering the replacement parts this iPhone desperately needs.

Using the iSesamo, I was able to almost effortlessly remove the cracked glass screen, exposing the iPhone’s internals in less than 30 seconds. I don’t doubt this would have been a much more difficult task with a plastic spudger instead (not that I own one, anyway).

I’m now actually excited that once I get the replacement battery, display, digitizer, dock connector, and headphone jack, I’ll have a fully functioning iPhone again (even though it’s a few generations behind now). Even more so, I’ll be able to get more use out of the iSesamo while replacing some of these parts.

I can’t even explain how useful the iSesamo is. You really can’t go wrong with this $10 tool for opening up iDevices and other gadgets. If you’re a DIYer and you brush off the iSesamo as unneeded, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

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