Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Tag

RadioShack “Buys” Your Old Gadgets



$89.25 for my Acer Aspire 3623WXMi laptop and $229.71 for my HTC P3300 PocketPC phone… Here’s what you are looking at with the new RadioShack trade-in program.

The program allows you to trade in your old stuff (GPS, cell phones, video games, computers, laptops, mp3 players, etc.) and receive a RadioShack gift certificate in return. If you have stuff lying around in your closet and haven’t got the time to list it on Craigslist or eBay, this might be a good alternative for you.

RadioShack Trade-In Program
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EU to Mandate Removable Batteries in Electronic Devices

The Europeen Union is working on new directives targetted at electronic devices manufacturers concerning battery replacement.

As it is the trend for the ever shrinking gadget, manufacturers are now installing “permanent” batteries in their devices that cannot be removed or replaced by the end-user. When the life of the battery is over, the device is to be brought to a professional for it to be replaced which in turn, costs more money to the customer.

The new directives would force manufacturers to design their devices with easily removable batteries. Go EU, Go!