Gone were the days when the gadget you bought will last a life time. Now, it’s common to change computers, laptops, and mobile phones every two years because of several issues. But as users, we can do several things to extend the life of our electronics so they can last a long time.
The Battery is Important
One of the best way to extend your gadget’s life is to take care of its battery health. Ideally, you should keep your battery between 30% to 80%. As much as possible, do not drain your battery life to zero. This is the common issue of gadgets nowadays. Their battery life is almost useless. To avoid this, always charge when you can and always have a powerbank with you.
Do not skip the additional payment for the extension of warranty. This is like a form of insurance. So you will not have to spend a lot when something bad happens to your gadget. Also, you can enjoy some freebies like free gadget check up and minor repair.
Invest on Good Casing and Screen Protector
Good casing does not only protect your gadgets from scratches and dents, but also from shocks when you drop it. Also, your screen protector will protect your gadgets when you drop them from a height. This is a common problem to phones more than computers. Screen replacement nowadays cost a lot, sometimes almost 25% of the cost of the phone.
Be Sensitive When Your gadget is heating up
Some gadgets overheat easily. You can avoid this by having a cooling fan to help your gadget’s internal exhaust fan to cool your gadget. This is particularly helpful when you are not in an air conditioned area or when you are running memory intensive applications in your computer.
Stay Away from the Water
Water is the number one enemy of any gadget so if you see one, better stay away from it. Avoid eating on your desk where your computer is. And if you are on the beach, make sure that you are far from the water. In case you dropped your gadget in the water, do not turn it on and immediately dry it using rice before bringing it to the nearest repair station.