Top 5 Ways to Reuse Old Goods

While we would love to take every piece of electronics that can be recycled we just can’t :( .

These are a few of the items we cannot take, so instead off filing up our landfills, try these tips & ideas:

1. Upgrade Crappy Headphones

When you’re spending under €30 on headphones you’re generally not going to get the greatest pair, but there is a lot you can do to make them worth far more than their price tag. Replacing the drivers yourself can net you audiophile-level sound on the cheap. You can also splice them with a headset to give them a few extra superpowers or even turn them into a noise-isolating headset (in some cases). If you’ve got a crappy pair and some time, these upgrades will give you a better sound and features without the associated cost.

2.Turn Your Router into a Wireless Radio

Turn your router into a Wireless Radio

Although I’ve been with the same router for four years now (aww), before I decided to settle down with my DD-WRT-ed LinkSys 310N I went through routers like toilet paper. If I hadn’t given them all new homes before learning I could turn one of them into a wireless radio, I’d have done that in a heartbeat. Although this is one of the more complex DIY projects you can take on, it’s also one of the coolest. Just check out the video to the left to learn how it’s done. It’s definitely a weekend project, but when you’re done you’ll have a wireless radio for the price of a router you weren’t even using.

3.Use Those Unused Ports on Your TV to Charge Your Phone, Set up a Security Camera, and More!

The ports on the back of your TV are often under-appreciated. Most of us plug in an HDMI box or two and call it a day, but the old school ports (and even some newer ones) let you do all sorts of neat things. The service USB port on most flatscreens is one of the most fun, allowing you to power all sorts of USB devices. This means you can plug in backlighting, or charge your smartphone or game controller. Video out ports can output what’s on your television to another monitor or device so you can view from multiple locations or record what you’re watching. A port or two on your television can probably host live video input from a camera you own, which can work as a makeshift security monitor or even a fun display at a party. For a whole bunch of ideas, and a primer on all the ports you’ve got, check out this post.

4.Turn Your Nintendo Entertainment System, Controllers, and Games into Several Awesome New Gadgets

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) will live on forever as so many different items. You can turn it into a DVD player,make a game cartridge a wireless router,repurpose a controller as an MP3 player orremote control. If you’re not ready to part with your NES, you can also just give it an upgrade and, therefore, a bit more life. Just don’t let it go to waste.

5.Create the Best Keychain Ever with Old Cables

While old cables are nice to have around in case you need them someday, there isn’t much you can do to repurpose them into something better. Nonetheless, there is one really awesome option: the Ethernet cable keychain. (See the photo to the right if you’re not sure why this is so awesome). Technically you could do this with other types of cables, but Ethernet has the distinct advantage of being both thick and locking into its port. Other cables might not hold the weight of your keys or stay in quite as well.

Happy Recycling Folks

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The Evolution of The Mobile Phone

The World is constantly changing… And with it, so does its electronics.

The Evolution of the Mobile Phone is been insane,

From Briefcase’s made of Phones to little things you can slide into your pocket…

Have a look at the this:

The Top Phone Back in the Day!

Motorola DynaTAC 8000s

This Motorola DynaTAC was made in 1988. This phone when the battery is attached measures 19.5cm high x 4cm wide x 8cm deep. The Antenna is 17cm long with the total weight being 810 grams.

Believe it or not folks this phone is still knocking around and someone is selling it for €150

The Top Phone of 2015

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a height of 132.44mm with a width of 65.55mm and a diameter of 8.05mm.

Unlike the Motorola DynaTAC 8000s the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a beautiful design with a high quality metal frame. An advanced camera system, an ocra core processor and a finger print web sign in

So where you could only make calls on the Motorola DynaTAC 8000′s the Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a hell of a lot more.

It is insane, Imagine giving the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to a Motorola DynaTAC 8000′s user!!!

They would go nuts!!!

So you have anything other the a Samsung Galaxy Alpha you might want to take a trip to gyg.ie and get money of your old phone to buy this new little beauty

:D :D :)

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Prep Yourself for Recycling!

Are you thinking of Recycling on old phone with us?

Here is a helpful blog on how you can prep for recycling your phone :)

First things first, Does your phone need to be unlocked?

Phone’s that need to be unlocked:

iPhone’s

Samsung’s

LG’s

Nokia’s

If you fall into this category please keep reading, if not carry on recycling.

Unlocking your phone is the world worst task! But it has to be done.

Step 1: Only your network can unlock your phone. Contact your network provider (087, 086, 085, 083) and request it to be unlocked. This may take a few days.

Step 2: After the carrier confirms that your iPhone is unlocked you can proceed to the next steps

If you have a SIM Card from a different carrier not the old one you just unlocked from please follow these steps.

Step 3: Remove the SIM card and insert the new SIM card

Step 4: Complete the set up process

If you don’t have a seperate SIM card, please follow these steps

Step 5: Back up your phone

Step 6: When you have done the backup, erase the phone

Bingo Bango Your Done.

Now you are all set to recycle your smartphone with us!

Unless…

You have an iPhone…

Attention iPhone Recyclers

We will require your Apple ID and password – If you have not all ready wiped and reset the phone!

If you haven’t reset the phone we will be asking you for it.

Happy Recycling!