Technology Life Hacks are clever (and usually low cost) ideas designed to make your life easier. Technology Life Hacks are innovative recycling initiatives taken to the extreme with the aim of making your life easier. MacGyver would be proud! In today’s technology saturated society, it is pleasing to see that there are those among us who have the ability to think of low-tech solutions to complement our high-tech lifestyles.
What impresses me most about a Technology Life Hack is the way that an existing object that costs a few dollars is used to enhance an product that would have undergone millions of dollars of research and development. Why waste money on expensive accessories when you can use deceptively mundane everyday objects that you already have around your home or office? Call it kiwi ingenuity, number eight fencing wire or can-do, I just think of it as clever. It is also a very good example of how you can merge the old and pedestrian with the new and cutting edge to produce practical solutions.
It gives me hope that no matter how much we become reliant on technology, the human desire to continuously improve and develop solutions will always come to the fore. Below are a few examples of Technology Life Hacks that may prompt you to find a few bulldog clips or empty toilet roll holders – it’s just like doing arts and crafts at school!