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You’ve Got The Hottest New Gadget – But Now How Do You Keep It Safe?

If you’re something of a tech-head or a gadget lover, you will know just how much your hobby can end up costing you. Technology doesn’t come cheap, especially if you are the kind of person who always has to have the newest, hottest item that’s just hit the market. Constantly investing in new technology can easily start to add up and dig a pretty deep hole in your wallet – so why is it that so many people are reckless when it comes to looking after their gadgets? Sure, we all have our clumsy moments from time to time (although you may find that you have yours more frequently than others!). But with modern gadgets being as intricate and as delicate as they currently are, not taking proper care of them can sometimes result in you losing them forever. No one wants to spend a fortune on replacing damaged or broken gadgets, and even less time on getting them repeatedly fixed. If you are going to own expensive pieces of technology, you need to be prepared to take care of them properly. Plus, there can be other motivations for doing this – such as if you want to eventually part exchange your gadget for the upgrade, or if you want to sell it on second hand. Sure, you might not make a great deal of cash from something like this, but it’s certainly better than simply chucking your old item in the trash can. Here are a few ways in which you can protect and preserve your various gadgets, so they last as long as you need them to.

Managing your tangled cables

Anyone who has ever owned an electrical item of any kind will know just how annoying tangled cables can be. This issues mostly affects gamers or anyone else who has a lot of cables coming out of the same electrical port at any given time. Aside from being annoying, however, tangled cables can also pose a real safety issue, as if one of your devices starts to overheat it can easily cause a fire hazard among the tangled cables. So, what can you do to stop this? You have a couple of options. Rather than overfilling a plug board, buy multiple extension cables or see if there is another power socket nearby that you can utilize instead. Secondly, make cable ties your best friend. They are cheap, simple to use and you can even color code them, so you know exactly which cable belongs to which device.

Protective sleeves

Part of the recent fashion for smartphones, tablets, and laptops is the thinner, the better. However, this also means that they can be very vulnerable to breakage if dropped or caught on a hard surface. Most of us rely heavily on these types of gadgets for both our work and our personal lives, so dealing with a cracked screen is never ideal, and it can be expensive to fix. In order to protect your phone or device from such breakage, visit a site like DontPayFull.com for discounts off protective sleeves. These can be made out of a number of different materials to suit whatever style you have – and if you DO end up dropping your phone on the floor, you’ll find that you won’t enter panic mode anywhere nearly as quick. It can also be worth investing in screen protectants, such as the thin plastic strips that you can stick over your screens. 

Tracking software

We’ve all suffered that moment of sheer panic where we check our pocket or bag, and we can’t feel our device in its usual spot. Losing your phone can sometimes feel like losing your arm, and losing a device that relates to your work can be even worse. Thankfully, various manufacturers have understood the importance of getting your device back if it has been lost or stolen, and have therefore developed tracking technology that can locate your device with GPS. A popular example of such software is the app ‘Find My iPhone,’ which has millions of users all across the globe. Of course, if you phone has been stolen you may find that it is already halfway across the world by the time you get logged onto the app – but the point still stands! The newer models of iPhone also come with technology that allows you to send a message to the phone when it has been lost, and provide a number to call. Then, whoever comes across your device can contact you, and you can(hopefully!) be reunited with your device.

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