How to Care for your electronics

You've spent a lot of money on your gadgets and you want them to last. Here are some tips to get the most out of them and increase their lifespan, saving you money and heartache.

Protection from the elements

Extreme heat or cold exposure can damage your device. When you hear people talk about “frying” their computers? - Yeah, that can be literal.

Letting your tech get too hot and cook its circuits. That starts to happen around 115 degrees Farenheight (45 degrees Celsius) and above.

On the other hand, your device can stand the cold a little better. But even that has its limits and too cold temperatures can lead to unresponsive screens and faster battery loss.

So if you’re in the habit of leaving your tech in your car for long periods, consider other arrangements.

And keep in mind that in the summer the inside of a car can reach temperatures of 130 on a 90 degree day!

Give it a rest, already

Your devices aren’t zombies. They need a break, too.

But because they’ve become such an extension of ourselves, we forget that they’re not designed to stay on 24/7.

Regularly shutting down your device is like giving it a good night’s sleep and a chance to process its information.

And by letting it rest it’ll be able to clear caches and increase the longevity of its RAM.

Safe travels

Store your device in a separate, cushioned section of your bag to keep it from bumping into other items (especially liquids and hard surfaces).

And it also helps to break its fall, should you toss or drop your bag with your device inside. 

Put a skin on it

Unlike aluminum or plastic, having a stone skin over the face of your laptop allows you to simply wipe away scratches.

Your device is more than an investment of money. It’s an investment in you and the way your express yourself.

Keeping your electronics looking new and fresh is, therefore, important.