Sustainability. It’s everywhere these days (quite rightly so!) and the average consumer is gradually being swung towards avoiding disposable items in favour of making repairs to damaged ones and re-purposing those that are no longer fit for purpose. However, with electronics these days, everything is sleeker and designed to not be opened by the consumer, leading to frustration when one breaks as you have no way of getting in there and usually have to pay an exorbitant amount for a specialist to fix it for you or buy brand new again.
The Pro Tech Toolkit has been produced to allow us regular members of society to do exactly that and make you feel like a pro while you’re at it! Within this kit are tools that allow you to pry and poke, ones that open and others that grip. 64 bits are included, all made from S2 steel (shock resistant and generally considered the best type for making tools with) so no matter the screw type the manufacturer has decided to use, this kit has you covered. There are 3 types of tweezers, 3 types of spudger (tool for wedging things open with as little damage as possible) and a small suction handle for lifting those delicate screens out as well as other useful bits and bobs.
This is all well and good but what use are these if I don’t know what to do anyway? The Ifixit site has a tag entitled ‘Fix Your Stuff’. If you click on that, you then get an option as to the type of device you are trying to repair. The rest is intuitive with pics and brand logos clearly laid out so you can find the exact device and problem you’re dealing with. That’s what makes this toolkit worth buying, it empowers you to be almost self-sufficient.
5 out of 5
- Everything you should need in 1 roll up pouch
- Much cheaper than paying for a repair in the long run
- The ‘Fix Your Stuff’ element of the website is great!
- Reduced electronic waste
- Can’t think of any, it’s even got a lifetime guarantee on most of its parts.