With all that your devices do for you, you should take good care of them. Here are some ways you can take good care of your technology.
Cases and screen protectors are a must. They protect your phone from dust, debris, and dings. While screen protectors and cases will protect your phone from minor falls, it is best to avoid dropping it altogether. If you are in a rush, or have your hands full, keep your phone in a secure location like your purse, bag, or pocket.
Technology and water don’t mix. Keep your phone out of the bathroom while you shower to prevent moisture condensation, and keep it away from other water sources like sinks, pools, or bathtubs. You should avoid talking on the phone during a rainfall or snowfall as this can deposit moisture onto the phone as well. Aim to charge your phone on a regular schedule, and protect it from theft by always keeping it in-sight. You can also use extra security and anti-theft software if needed.
You may not think to take care of your television, but like every other piece of tech, there are some good tips you can put into practice to give it some TLC and extended its life. Get into a habit of turning off the television set when you are not really using it. Avoid using it as background noise, or noise while sleeping. A typical television set has around 65,000 hours of use in it, and all those hours spent as a background program waste those hours.
You should plug your TV into a surge protector to prevent damage from spikes in electricity. Another tip is to adjust the brightness on the TV so it is lower than the maximum setting. Allow adequate ventilation for the set by keeping objects away from it to allow air circulation and do not use it in a room that is humid. You should clean your televisions periodically with a soft dust-absorbing cloth and avoid using liquid cleaners.
Computers and Printers
Printers and computers need some TLC too. Your printer and computer should be on a stable and level surface with proper room for air flow around the machine. You can increase air flow to your computer by using an HP rack mount server to keep it up off the ground. It is best to print something periodically to keep the ink tips moist and prevent buildup.
Use a soft cloth to wipe your printer and HP rack mount server off periodically and do not use liquids to clean them. Always carry a laptop computer in a case when transporting it.