Many people find themselves spending thousands a year on technology only to find that it breaks down on them every year or two when they have friends who seem to make theirs last decades. You may be scratching your head asking yourself what you are doing differently than the rest of these technology users who are stretching their dollars much further.
No you don’t get broken computers every time or a phone with a bug. There is actually something that you are doing or not doing that are causing your gadgets to give up on you. Here are some of the top reasons your constant need to buy new technology is putting you in debt.
You Never Turn It Off
Electronics really aren’t that much different from a human body in some ways. They still need to rest every now and then in order to be able to perform their best. If you leave your computer or phone on nonstop it will start to wear down after extended use.
Experts recommend turning it off and on at least once a day in order to restore all settings and allow your machine to rest. Try reminding yourself to do this at night before you go to bed. Consider it a habit just like turning off the lights and you’ll be doing it regularly in no time.
Too Many Drops and Hits
Your technology can’t take a beating the way that your normal belongings can like books or bags or shoes. Technology has thousands of tiny parts which if bumped even slightly out of place can cause serious damage to the performance.
Consider buying a serious case for your phone and a proper travel case for your computer if you are carrying it outside of the house. You never know when you can bump into something or it can slip out of your hands. The cost of replacing a shattered screen or something worse isn’t worth the risk.
Exposure To Moisture
Using your phone in the rain can cause serious problems. The water can slip through the microphone and damage the interior making the sound quality degrade and eventually not be functional at all as a speaker.
Try to limit your phone use if you are in the rain or near water. If you drop your device in water, forget about it. You can try the old rice trick and it may work temporarily but in the long term the moisture damage will continue and the problems will arise again.
No Virus Protection
Make sure that your computer is equipped with anti virus software. You can either purchase this or find a free version online which will protect your computer from malicious programs. If you fail to do this your computer can become totally compromised and you will have to buy a new one.