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Our old friend, plastic opening tool, comes to our aid as well as our musical friend, the guitar pick.

A little prying and plucking and the case's halves yield to our efforts.

Thankfully the Kindle's case separates with a lot less effort than a certain product line we know.

Removing the back case reveals the motherboard and a behemoth of a battery. Note the shiny metal plates on the back case that help provide protection for the internal components, as well as heat sinking and EMI shielding. Unfortunately, this mirror-like shielding inevitably results in a narcissistic battery.

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