10 Ways Electronics Are Designed To Fail To Force You To Spend More Money


Popularity / Style Obsolescence is the reason the flip phone died and the smart phone lives. Flip phones worked perfectly fine and they did not break as easily.


An example of planned obsolescence in product design is the placement of heat-sensitive capacitors in the hottest area on a circuit board, next to the heat sink. The heat destroys parts of your laptop forcing you to buy another.