When to Upgrade Electronic Gadgets

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Upgrading Your Electronic Gadgets

Through the years of having an electronic gadget serving its purpose, there are instances that our units break and finally give in to their life expectancy. It can also be lost or stolen, holding a personal data breach risk. There may also be a new release of electronic device succeeding to your model.

Replacing electronics can cost from a few hundred to a thousands of dollars, depending on preference and budget. Now, you wouldn’t want to break your bank for something until you need to, would you?

If an electronic unit is working and still functional, when is the best time to upgrade an electronic gadget? Read on to find some clarification on the subject.

Mobile Phones

Old cell phones tend to lag when worn out. Depending on the terms of usage, a cell phone can last up to 12 to 20 months. It can also show signs of unsafe wearing, like having a swollen battery, a broken LCD, or a unit that heats up when charging.

Computer Tablets

Older units such as ipad, chrome tablets that are still functional and have no dangerous effects (like swollen batteries), need not be replaced as often as smartphones and laptops. Also, having both at the same time, alternating use of them would lessen the usage of the both units.

Laptops / Desktop Computers

If your laptop and desktop computer has been working for years and still operate well, it is OK to leave it as is. Get more use of the device. If an upgrade is required or a new function is available in the market, try finding an external upgrade instead. Doing so would prevent the replacement of the whole unit itself, resulting in longer life and money saved.

Laptops / Desktop Computers

If your laptop and desktop computer has been working for years and still operate well, it is OK to leave it as it is and get more use of the device. If an upgrade is required or a new function is available in the market, try finding an external upgrade instead. Doing so would prevent the replacement of the whole unit itself, resulting in longer life and money saved.

How to Dispose of Old Units of Electronic Gadgets

So how do you dispose of old electric gadgets when it’s time? 

The electronic waste that the United States accumulated in 2019 is already 6.9 million tons, having only 17.4% recycled. E-waste is a pollutant that causes harm to humans and animals through its toxic remnants. It passes through the air, water, and land. To help the environment and human health, several recycling centers have opened up to reduce e-waste.

In conclusion, replacing an old unit of a cell phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer should depend on the usage and how much money’s worth has been consumed over the timeline of it in possession. More importantly, people should dispose of discarded electronic gadgets properly.

Through the secure procedure of Urban E Recycling, you can conveniently recycle your used electronic devices without worry at no charge. To contribute to the community’s health and environment, schedule a pick-up now by clicking here.