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How To Recycle That Old Kindle Fire
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How To Recycle That Old Kindle Fire

Recycling is good!

We all, probably ‘do our bit’ towards recycling, don’t we? Mostly that just consists of sorting bottles from cans and other waste items and putting them into separate bags or bins ready to be collected for recycling. Pretty mundane and boring stuff, you’d probably agree. Well I have just come across a quite high tech form of recycling.

High tech recycling can be even better!

With the ever increasing speed of technological advancement we often find ourselves left behind and feeling we have just spent a lot money on that ‘cutting edge’ piece of electronic equipment. Laptops and tablet PC, in particular are a very good example of this rather expensive fact of modern life.

So Very ‘Last Year’!

If you’ve recently bought yourself a Kindle Fire for instance, you may already be considering upgrading ‘last year’s model’ to the new HD version. Possibly you are holding back on this quite expensive expenditure before the ‘old’ model has had much use and certainly before you’ve had your money’s worth out of it. Sad really, as it is always good to have the latest model with all of its improved features such as increased speed and larger storage. Maybe the better image quality would make the extra outlay almost worthwhile.

But can you justify upgrading so soon?

Maybe you could justify this financial outlay by passing the current device on to a family member. A son or daughter perhaps. They’d love such a wonderful gift, even if it was ‘pre-owned’! You could then get the latest model without feeling too guilty, knowing that the old model wasn’t going to a wasted expense.

Kids can be so heavy handed though.

How long would a Tablet PC last in their young hands? Children do tend to be rather hard on their ‘toys’ and electronic equipment like e-readers or Tablet PCs, although well built, won’t stand up to very many incidents of being accidentally dropped or otherwise mistreated. The screen could easily get scratched or cracked and a few drops onto a hard surface could spell doom for even the sturdiest of devices.

Any kid would love their own Tablet PC.

A shame really as a tablet PC loaded up with a collection children’s cartoons and movies would be a great way to keep a child amused and introduce them to the world of technology. What a great MP3 player it would make for them. And with a bit of guidance and supervision the WWW would be at their fingertips allowing them to chat to their friends at will. The learning advantages of a Tablet PC of their own would be a great benefit to any youngster.

The solution!

I recently came across something that could make the ‘handing down’ of an ‘old’ Kindle Fire to a youngster a real possibility while at the same time allowing Mom or Dad to get the latest model without guilt!

So what is this wonderful piece of equipment?

It is a sturdy, robust cover that once fitted onto the tablet would turn it into ruggedised, almost child-proof high-tech, toy! It has a thick, ribbed outer covering to absorb knocks and bangs and a scratch resistant screen protector. It looks very sturdy but at the same time toy-like.

Toy-like but also well made.

To complete this toy-like appeal you may be interested to hear that it is made by Fisher Price, one of the largest and most well respected toy makers in the world! They also produce a range of apps for this tablet too, so the lucky youngster won’t be short games to play on their new gadget.

Time to order that new Fire HD?

By reusing your old device this way you can get online and order that brand new, latest version for yourself, without having to worry about the old one gathering dust in a cupboard or all the hassle of selling it and losing a lot of money in the process!

Pink or Blue?

One other important point is that these covers are available in blue and pink so one will be just right for whoever is lucky enough to be given Mom or Dad’s old Fire Tablet!


Street Talk

Great article Doug, we all have gotten out of the habit of recycling items. Its a throw away society and that's not good for the environment. Nice idea.

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  about 9 years ago

Great idea and I know kids love technology. Fisher Price was smart to design this since they know we are keen on being a disposable society.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Ty. Pleased it was of interest.

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  about 9 years ago

Excellent idea Doug. I actually know a couple that are kind of in this boat, they both want new tablets but don't know what to do with the old ones. They do have kids too so i am going to pass this along to them.

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  about 9 years ago

Hi Doug, I agree with you on this subject but am also worried because soon we will have to dispose of these items. I wonder how we will go about it keeping in mind the environment.

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  about 9 years ago

Hello Geoffrey, Good point. All things eventually come to an end, even Kindle Fires. But extending their life span as long as possible can only be a good thing, I feel. I tend to err on the side of being a bit of an IT hoarder myself, with some very old PCs and Laptops which are well past there 'sell by date' and which should have been disposed of long ago. But by repairing, cleaning the dust out and installing a free operating system like Ubuntu they can have a new lease on life. For very under power machines Lubuntu will get even an old Pentium III up and running again and save the environment just a little bit. Passing on an old Kindle Fire a youngster to be used for a few more years will surely help too.

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  about 9 years ago
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