5 Tips for Taking Care of Device Chargers

Our precious electronics are useless without their respective chargers! You’re probably used to the familiar feeling of worry and urgency when you notice your device’s battery is running low; no one enjoys it. It just goes to show how vital these cables are to help us ensure that our electronics are always ready to go when we need them. 

Without the charger, the electronic device can’t work, so you’ll want to give your charger the same amount of care and protection as you do the device. 

Utilize these tips to ensure your charger is being properly taken care of:

Unplug By The Head

Be conscious to never pull your charger out of the device by yanking at the cord. This may seem to work no problem, but the tension can cause irreparable internal damage to the device over time. Unplug the charger by the head and as close to the device as possible.

Keep it Dry

Don’t get your charger wet at all, and keep it a safe distance from any liquids at all times, just like you would the device. 

Keep it Cool

Extreme temperatures, hot and cold, can damage chargers, just like they do the devices. Be careful to not leave chargers in cars, outdoors, and other areas that can reach very high or low temperatures.

Keep it Tucked Away

No one wants you to trip on a charger more than the charger. Keep the charging cord tucked away and out of the way while in use to avoid injury to yourself. Someone hitting or tripping over the cable can also cause it to tear, the plug head to break, or the device to get damaged.  

Utilize Surge Protectors

You never know when an electrical surge can strike, and if it’s powerful enough, your electronics and chargers can suffer. Don’t risk this by using surge protectors.

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How to Care for Touch Screens

Touch screens are one of the most helpful and innovative creations from the modern age of technology; at least we think so. The benefits of using touch screens, whether personally or professionally, are endless! They’re also meant to be used often, and you probably have touched your favorite touch screen, your smartphone, at least once in the last hour. 

It makes perfect sense that something we use so frequently, probably more than you even realize, should be treated with extra care and precaution. 

Here are the steps you should take to make sure you’re protecting and taking proper care of your touch screen devices:

Clean Carefully and Frequently

To clean the glass screen, you’ll want to clean carefully and use something delicate, like a non-abrasive cleanser and soft, cotton cloth. As we mentioned before, touchscreens are meant to be used and touched repeatedly, so make sure to give the screen a good cleaning periodically to avoid transmission of germs and bacteria.

Watch Your Nails

Touch screens are designed for fingers, not nails! Whether you’re swiping, tapping, or cleaning something off the screen, avoid using your nails as the glass can be easily scratched.

Avoid Heavy Pressing

Touch screen technology is designed to be very sensitive to your touch! It can easily detect your finger’s presence and doesn’t need to be pushed with heavy pressure; otherwise, damage can occur.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Prolonged sun exposure can be very dangerous to screens; they weren’t designed to withstand intense heat, on top of the heat it already emits. It’s possible that serious, irreversible, damage can occur if exposed to the sun for too long.

Use a Protective Case

If the touch screen is able to, use a protective case that fits properly. In the event that the screen is dropped, damage will likely either be minimized or stopped altogether because of the case. Accidents happen, and it’s always best to be prepared!

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Why You Should Choose a Panorama Screen Display

A beautiful display screen can take your business to the next level! Today’s society is all about technology, and finding unique and beneficial ways to incorporate technology into your store or company will have you seeing benefit after benefit. Creative display screens can do just that.

If you’re looking for something truly unique and next level, consider installing a panorama display, you won’t regret it!

What is a Panorama Screen?

Unlike traditional display screens, panorama or panoramic, screens are exceptionally wide. Like panorama photos, these screens allow your business to display visuals that are more real, bold, and help you to better connect to your customers or audience. You are able to see an image in multiple directions making for a 3D-like experience. A screen like no other, for sure!

Benefits of a Panorama Display Screen

Adding a display screen to your office, store, or business will only have you wishing you did so sooner with the wide range of benefits that comes with doing so:

  • Easily convey your messageIf you have information that you want your customers or employees to know quickly and conveniently, a display screen is the solution. Add crucial information, current news, and answers to frequently asked questions to your display to save everyone the time and hassle of asking or looking up on their own. Have a sale coming up? Advertising a new product or service? Everyone can see it from your panoramic display screen!
  • Attract new customersA panorama display is nothing less than eye-catching and can be seen from far distances. Screen displays are a great way to get more people to notice your business and invite them to come in.
  • Excellent visual qualityIf you’re looking to show off some beautiful imagery, a panorama display is perfect. The widescreen is great for helping images stand out, and both look and feel realistic as if you’re in the image itself.
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Steps For Cleaning The Inside of Your Computer

Heat is the enemy of your desktop computer, and it’s cooling abilities are crucial to its functioning. Over time, dust and debris build up inside your computer and then undermine your computer’s cooling efficiency. This will result in a shorter lifespan and possibly serious damage to your computer if not properly taken care of regularly.  

Follow these steps to help you with the process of cleaning the inside of your computer:

Step 1

Turn off your computer and make sure it is unplugged from the electrical outlet or surge protector.

Step 2

Carefully open up your computer’s case.

Step 3

Grab a handy can of compressed air and use short bursts of air to release sitting dust and debris. Try to stay at least a few inches from the motherboard’s surface, memory, processor, and expansion cards to avoid damage.

Step 4

Use your compressed air to remove the dust and debris from the fans. Hold the fan with your finger to keep it from spinning while cleaning it. Fan blades are delicate and can easily crack, so make sure to be careful. Use rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab to finish cleaning off the dust and debris from the fan. If possible, consider removing the fans from the computer’s case before cleaning for an easier and more thorough cleaning.

Step 5

Next, use the compressed air to remove dust and debris from the power supply. If there is a dust filter underneath the power supply, be sure to clean that too.

Step 6

Again, with the compressed air, clean the heatsink and the fan mounted to your processor. Removing these items for a more thorough cleaning may be needed. Remember to clean the thermal grease off the heatsink and processor before cleaning with a lint-free cloth and isopropyl alcohol. Before putting it all back together, apply a new coat of thermal grease.

Step 7

Finish by dusting off all the ports with the compressed air and cotton swabs with rubbing alcohol.

 

Good as new! Ideally, you’ll want to follow these steps and clean out the inside of your computer every 6 to 12 months to ensure it’s working correctly at all times.

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