Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including tips on how to keep your laptop battery in good condition, how the ITAD industry has been affected by the growing IoT, a celebratory post for HOBI marking 30 years in the IT and mobile asset disposition industry, and some tips on how to keep your electronics warm during the winter weather.
Among the many battery questions, one of the most common is how to keep your laptop battery in good condition. Once upon a time we were told to let our batteries drain completely before charging it, or to keep it charged between 40 percent and 80 percent at all times to help prolong the lifespan. Most of these rules applied to old nickel-based batteries, but these days laptops are manufactured with Lithium Ion batteries, which are much easier to keep in good condition.
The Internet of Things has grown and continues to change as technology evolves. During the last few years it has grown even more as society shifted primarily towards a remote work environment. Even today there are companies working remotely, using popular virtual platforms such as Zoom or Mark Zuckerberg’s Horizon Workrooms for meetings, projects etc. We have self check-outs at the grocery store, online ordering options for fast food, and contactless pay options such as Apple Pay that all allow us to live daily life as hands free as possible. The question is, what does the influx of technology mean for the recycling industry? Specifically, the ITAD industry.
Today marks HOBI International, Inc.’s 30th year as a leading IT and mobile asset management provider. During the past three decades, HOBI has grown from a small family-operated component processor to one of the most competitive and innovative IT and mobile service providers in the country.
As we head into one of the colder months of the year, remember that your electronics can be just as easily damaged when exposed to freezing temperatures. Just like in the summer, it’s smart to never leave your phone, laptop or tablets in a car or outside during this time of year. While you’re making hot cocoa, and lighting a fire, make sure your electronics are stored somewhere they won’t be exposed to the cold. We’ve provided some tips on how to keep your electronics warm and toasty during the winter weather.