Amazon's crusade to make household objects more smart (and make more smart household objects) continues this month with the Amazon Tap, their first Alexa-equipped portable speaker. Featuring support for direct streaming from online services and a built-in personal assistant, Tap promises to make your life easier and more connected. But you know what we say: it's what's inside that counts, so let's tear it down and find out ''exactly'' how smart this speaker is.
Want a look at Tap's landlocked cousins? Head on over to our teardowns of the original [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Amazon+Echo+Teardown/33953|Amazon Echo|new_window=true] and the [https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Amazon+Echo+Dot+Teardown/61304|Echo Dot|new_window=true] to see how this model stacks up.