In the last year I have lost 2 cannon sd600 cameras and broken (thrown) another. I am really happy these cameras are so cheap on amazon (you can get them for 100-125 on special. I recently even got a sd1000 on amazon for 105!. I like it a lot.

I have also lost my cell phone

And the biggest electronics loss was that I went through 2 laptops this year… 1 got pop spilled on it on a plane and the other the system board just fried. I love to use these small Sony Laptops when traveling.

So I think one of my 2008 resolutions is to be nicer to my electronics.

BTW I see over at Mr Chows blog he is going to give away a “Tuff” laptop if he wins this contest… so vote for him πŸ˜‰

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58 thoughts on “Are You Hard on Electronics?”
  1. I try to keep my electronics clean, hell I still have a Sony Cyber-shot 2.0 megapixels that works great, over 5 years old!

  2. so if you ‘lost’ two laptops this year, how do you keep your data backed up? or did you just lose it all too?

  3. It looks like you doubled John’s votes for him in about an hour by adding that widget, very nice Jeremy.

  4. I once sent my phone through the washing machine. It never was quite the same after that. I could make outgoing calls but the screen was broken and it didn’t ring for incoming calls, just voicemail alerts lol.

  5. Where I am right now it’s -16F (-27C) and I was out taking pics today while snowboarding. It came in handy. πŸ™‚

  6. It looks like John Chow is rockin on the votes for the Ruff Laptop. He’s pulled into the lead by 1,000 votes.

  7. I also seem to break any electronics I buy. Too bad most of the ones that do break are the expensive ones and the cheap ones I can’t seem to break them if I wanted to

  8. Wow… ok, well I stand corrected then πŸ˜€ See, I’m always buyin crap like that and I live a pretty pedestrian life. But if I should ever NEED to take my watch to 30 leagues under the sea, I know it will still give me the right time.

  9. You think that was an accident? He probably wanted to rank for that term to redirect the traffic to an AFF offer. πŸ˜‰

  10. I’m pretty sure that a big spender like you don’t know Amazon’s price drop policy πŸ™‚ If the item you purchase on Amazon drops in price within 30 days, Amazon will return the difference to whatever method you paid with πŸ™‚ There are some people that go as far as a year and STILL receive the difference of over hundreds for electronics πŸ™‚ There is no limit either.


  11. i have seen this a few times… but its been automatic. is there a link you submit to?

  12. I dumped a whole mug of coffee on one of my laptops once and the damn thing survived. I dunno how. I took it apart, cleaned it and let it dry for like 3 days and it worked, except for the keys were a little sticky.

    I also nearly lost a tv and a Wii remote to my 4 yr old son and Wii bowling! LOL

  13. The world is in need of a company that specializes in making indestructible electronics products ranging from phones to laptops all under one roof. I think there are plenty of people who are sick of cheap plastic parts and would go for a rugged well made product.

  14. I knew John would have a surprise up his sleeve in order to win the contest for the laptop. It looks like Shoe could actually use a Ruff Laptop for himself.

  15. It was nice of you to help John out with winning the competition. It was definitely time for some heavy artillery since there is definitely something fishy about the main competitor having far too many votes compared to the traffic he is receiving.

  16. I go threw 2 cell phones a year becuase I won’t put a leather case on them because I think it makes the phone look cheezy.
    So the phone gets scratched up after awhile. like if I got keys in my pocked and scratches it. πŸ˜‰

  17. I think you and me are the same I have big problems with keeping out with my gadgets so I guess i would probably be where you are now see you at the end of year where me and you might be close buddies

  18. I think TechTreak is attracting all the John Chow haters to help them out. But it’s interesting to see how much their numbers are jumping again… it wouldn’t surprise me if they win it by using some artificial method to inflate their votes.

  19. That is really amazing with the numbers of laptops u have broken and lost, I will soon get my laptop next month.

  20. well i got to take good care of my lap top and stuff. don’t have much money to play around. my first next buy for electronic have to be hand phone if it in the same category. and then digital camera. hopefully can buy of both them by end of this year.

  21. Happy New Year!…

    My bad for not posting last two days; I ran out of bandwidth and so I couldn’t
    But let me tell you that today, I have a hang-over like a dog! Maybe I should stop drinking…. Anyway I just find it interesting how everyone has made a “H…

  22. Whew!!! pretty hard on gadgets huh??? Well my new years resoltuion was a bit unorthodox… I am clicking my own adsense in frustration because it only yields trinket amount… And google nearlyterminated me for that… So BE MORE PATIENT!!! THats my take… =)

  23. Wow, you sure go through a lot of hardware πŸ˜›
    Just thought I’d mention, I decided to subscribe to your feed, and THANKS for the nice big shiny subscribe button! I often have to take a while to find that on other sites. Nice one.
    Happy New Year!

  24. Recently, I spilled coffee frying my keyboard…fortunately it was a desktop, so I only needed a new keyboard:.)

  25. I need a new camera… Mine has begun to take its time when taking photos. I still enjoy it though, but will have to invest in a new one this year…

  26. Hi – I’m glad it’s not just me. I lose mobile phones all the time and I’ve gone through three laptops in one year!

  27. While TechTreak did have an advantage of a few hundred votes at the certain point, John is about 2k votes ahead at the moment of writing so that the chances of him losing his lead are currently slim to none.

  28. I voted for the old Chow over on his blog, but voting for him again won’t really hurt.

    Shame about your laptop getting pop all over it though, thats what I hate about them! Everything spills on them easily.

  29. I had the same question. Did you no follow those stickers?

  30. I knocked my wife’s laptop off a chair and there is a big black spot in the corner of the screen where you close applications. I promised to buy her a new laptop.

  31. I feel your pain. I exposed the lens of my camera and destroyed my computer with a spilled drink. That’s a good resolution for next year.

  32. yea screwing up or losing your electronics sucks. funny how you don’t seem too upset about it though lol.

  33. I would also like to know where you got a camera for that cheap…

    But I hope I never break my current laptop, it’s a shiny new macbook pro.

  34. Damn, how can you be so rough with your electronics.

    I must be a sissy. I still have my 1.2 megapixel Canon PowerShot A100 that came out like 6 or 7 years ago. Maybe I should be rough on my stuff so that I can keep up to date!

  35. Yea, it seems camera’s are getting cheaper and cheaper,

    thats not a bad deal either πŸ™‚

  36. 2 years ago I traveled nearly 200K miles on United for work. I went through 4 laptops, 6 briefcases and countless rollers. Last break they bought me a Tough book and though slower, at least I didn’t have to call from China with a broken laptop again!

  37. Ive dropped my Canon Rebel Xti so many times and broke so many lens its ridiculous. Thank God for equipment insurance or Id be out couple grand.

  38. Same to you. But it was 2009.I think one of my 2009 resolutions is to be nicer to my electronics. πŸ˜€ Mini notebook is my dream to make me mobile with small bag.

  39. I’m with you on that one! I always seem to struggle with anything electronic. I even ruined my brother’s camera once, but luckily it was fixable.

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