Archive for February, 2018

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February

What Happens When Your Phone Is Too Cold?

Have you ever left your phone in the sun only to come back to an alert stating it needs to cool down; well the same can happen when your phone gets too cold as well.

The Beast From The East

This week the UK has been hit with enormous amounts of snow alongside abnormal temperatures of -5 and -6. To make matters worse, mobile phones around the country are seemingly malfunctioning along with the bad weather.

It’s most common to find the problem in iPhones but it can be found with other brands.

How Does It Malfunction?

Have you noticed when you’re out in the cold your phone screen becomes unresponsive to your touch and taking photos of snowmen causes your battery to drop in just a few shots?

This is your phones way of regulating its temperature. If you find it’s playing up like this, chances are you need to put it somewhere warm.

The Technical Reason

iPhones are notorious for being sensitive to temperature, they contain a Lithium-Ion battery which causes the problem. Despite advantages like low maintenance, they are sensitive to cold/hot weather, which causes the phone to shut down to prevent damage.

Apple state that iPhones and other iOS devices they produce operate best when used at an ambient temperature. This is anything between 0 and 35 degrees C; so if you plan to take your phone on holiday skiing or to Dubai, you can expect to notice some issues.

This week with such low temperatures iPhone users may see their devices slow, become unresponsive or shut down altogether.

How to Solve The Problem

With such treacherous conditions on the roads, having a working mobile is vital.

If you’re finding your phone is really suffering this week, we suggest keeping it close to your body. Keeping it in your inside pocket is a great way of ensuring it’s both warm and dry. Handbags are a prime example of somewhere a phone can suffer as they don’t provide much protection from the cold.

Alternatively, as the trains are cancelled and the roads are unsafe, it’s a good idea to stay in the warm, protect your gadgets and have a duvet day!

 

 

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February

What’s better a Laptop or a Desktop?

Sell Old Desktop

It’s so hard to choose between a desktop and a Laptop; laptops offer a portable option, lightweight and quick to start up whereas a desktop is often far more powerful and quicker once it’s started.

We’ve decided to look at the pros and cons of both this week to help you decide for yourself.

What are you using it for?

IF you’re someone who’s always working on the go, there’s no question a laptop will be the right answer for you. However, if you’re someone who is almost always at a desk, it’s worth considering why a desktop might be more appropriate.

Over recent years laptops have become lighter, smaller and more powerful making the competition between the two much tougher.

Power

A desktop is powered directly from the mains, with no backup battery. With more power from a reliable source, comes the ability to run bigger and better components.  People who enjoy gaming and using programs like Photoshop, generally prefer a desktop as they require more from the device than a laptop can efficiently handle.

Size

While a laptop is perfect for travelling, a desktop has the advantage of taking up as much space as it needs to. Generally, a desktop will utilise the additional room for larger components which require fans and airflow to keep your computer cool.

Screen

Laptop’s come with a screen included, unfortunately, desktops don’t usually unless you find a great deal (or an all-in-one PC). If you’re a fan of a big screen, a desktop is definitely the way to go as you can pick and choose a monitor size and spec to suit you.

Price

Price is a huge consideration, you can get a lot more for your money with a desktop PC; you can also upgrade single components which you cant do as easily with a laptop. A laptop often compromises on it’s components due to the size requirements; if you look for a comparable desktop often the price will be considerably less or the components considerably better.

So if you’re not reliant on your device being portable, why not consider using a desktop in the future, you might get more for your money?

If you’ve made the jump from a desktop to a laptop, you can find out how much you can sell your old neglected PC for at www.cashinyourgadgets.co.uk

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February

Sell Your Old Games Console

Sell Your Old Games Console

Everybody thinks of recycling old phones, tablets and desktops but very few people consider recycling their old games console.

Why Recycle An Old Games Console

People often replace their games console once it becomes outdated or upgraded. Here at Cash In Your Gadgets, we offer cash for a whole range of gadgets that most people forget they own.

As new technology develops it’s no surprise that our pile of obsolete gadgets pile up. While most of us choose to keep them as ‘spares’ chances are they won’t ever be touched again.

It’s really important to ensure you’re recycling your old gadgets appropriately. Not only can it mean you get some money, it ensures they aren’t damaging the environment.

How To Recycle Your Old Games Console

First things first, identify if it’s still working. Although you may have only just updated to a new device, letting us know if the old one has any falts can ensure you get an accurate quote.

Identify what make and model it is; there are so many games consoles out there, our website displays images to help you out but to be sure, it’s best to check.

Log onto www.cashinyourgadgets.co.uk and enter this information. If you have multiple devices we may need to organise a courier to come and collect them from you. We’ve tried to make the service quick and simple for you, which is why we also collect on Saturdays.

Once you’re happy with the information you’ve entered if you’d like to accept the price we’ll process your order.

You don’t need to worry about packing your games console up. Our courier will do that for you to ensure it gets to us without damage. They will also text you when they expect to arrive so there’s no waiting around all day.

Once it arrives with us we’ll run some tests, check the make, model and condition before confirming the price. Depending on the payment choice you made, your money will be on its way.

What Happens If We Cant Offer Cash For Your Game Console?

Occasionally there are some game consoles we don’t offer cash for. If you have a number of devices you’d like to sell or recycle we can sometimes offer free postage to ensure your device is recycled properly.

If you’d still like to proceed to ensure your gadget is recycled in the appropriate way,  please select ‘accept offer’. We will then guarantee your product will not end up in a landfill anywhere; as a certified recycling company, we take our responsibility seriously.