HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/27-30/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details on eBay’s partnership with Phonecheck, a battery recycling facility that received Lithium Ion battery testbeds that will help the company test and grade batteries, how proper IT asset disposition can help you with data security, and tips for keeping your electronics cool during heat…

Remember to Keep Your Electronics Cool

Some electronics may seem sturdy enough to withstand physical damages, but most forget that just because you cannot see the damage, doesn’t mean it’s not occurring. As we head into triple digit weather it’s important to remember that your electronics are not invincible, and are easily susceptible to heat damage, especially during the hottest part…

eBay Partners with Mobile Device Certification Provider

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce channels, recently announced its partnership with mobile device certification provider, Phonecheck, after the launch of its Refurbished program designed to compete with certification programs from other online electronics marketplaces. The California-based certification provider enables refurbishers to sell Phonecheck-certified devices through the platform, and uses advanced software to evaluate…

New Universal Charger Policy Aims to Reduce E-Waste

Since the first cell phone charger was designed, the age old problem of too many chargers has been a common issue. Each household contains a plethora of electronic devices, and therefore an abundance of chargers, but the number one problem seems to be mismatched chargers. Imagine leaving the house to visit a friend only to…

Right to Repair Bill Passes in New York

Since 2012, when the first successful implementation of the right to repair occurred in the automotive industry, the idea of consumers repairing their own devices has grown significantly in popularity. The Right to Repair movement has since risen in the electronics industry, and many tech companies have announced self-repair programs. Now, repair bills are being…