We used our data about broken electronics to learn why they break, focusing on printers, tablets and batteries. Now we’re using these lessons to push for pro-repair regulation.
You or friends and family probably have one gathering dust somewhere. Instead of sending for recycling or to the shredder, you can give your Nexus 4 new life – we’ll inspire and educate the next generation of repairers.
Stung by the revelations from Apple about slowing iPhone performance? We’re here to help. Bring your phone and the new battery to an upcoming Restart Party and we can work with you to give some new charge to your older phone.
For us to believe that retailers are serious about repair and reuse, we need to see them fully integrated into their whole business models. Instead of PR, we need evidence of design for longevity, and greater guarantees on products.
Apple admitted it has released software updates reducing performance for some of its iPhone models, when the capacity of the battery degrades. However they didn’t address the exact circumstances and why users are not notified. We think we deserve more transparency from them and other manufacturers.
Mp3 players have two major advantages as a music-listening device over your phone: they have longer battery life and more storage. And with a bit of patience, you can make an old one better than new.
We have created elaborate empathy buffers. Not just in relation to the people who make our gadgets, but to the people most impacted by the massive greenhouse gasses emitted in electronics production.