In my never ending quest for a clutter free life, I decided on Sunday that I didn’t have the energy to get out of bed, but I could always bring drawers from the dresser in to bed with me to clean them out. In one of my drawers, I came across what I like to think of as that special place where gadgets go when they are no longer needed or loved. I found three old cell phones, two phone chargers, and two pagers.
Pagers? Does anyone even use a pager anymore? The only time I ever see pagers, they are those awesome text pagers that get whole messages – not basic old-fashioned pagers like these. All this technology got me thinking if I have some sort of gadget addiction.
Gadget addiction is nothing but the use/abuse of gadgets so much that it starts negatively influencing your health and life as a whole. The worst victims of gadget addiction are children and teenagers. It’s because both of the age groups are have mind-sets that compel them to explore things around them. Some see gadgets as a mode of exploration and learning. But, for others they become sources of entertainment, resulting in addiction.
Now let me tell you the alarming statistics of gadget addiction: Over the past year, the number of gadget addicts has increased has grown by 123 percent. In March 2013, the number of gadget addicts was 79 million and by the same time this year the number has increased to 176 million addicts. So, this is the alarming rate of increase in gadget addiction. No wonder, if we don’t control it, there would be a gadget addict in every household very soon. The worst victims of gadget addiction are the children and the youth. Starting from communication modes to gaming apps, they use anything and everything on a daily basis. Mobile or gadget addicts are the ones who use such things 24/7/365. If you really love gaming, then you definitely have to buy league of legends accounts.
The cell phones? At least one of them is completely gone. It was a Aerial phone, and Aerial is long gone. Is that what T-Mobile is now? I noticed that the phone had a sim card in it. One of the phones is my old Nokia 5160, and it works with Cingular – so at least I might be able to do something with that one.
What do I do with the rest of them? Is there a market for these things? Should I try to sell them on eBay? Since there is a really big market out there for gadgets, now just anyone can go and find different gadgets online, so I should to sell them to this market, or just keeping them gathering even more dust?
What do you do with your old unloved or unwanted gadgets when you replace them? Where do old gadgets go when they die?