A Million* Ways to Kill Your Device In The Big Apple

New York is full of opportunity and possibility….even bad ones. For every beautiful moment our city gives us, there are plenty of annoyances that can only happen here. There’s a particular psychology that New York instills, a reckless abandonment of practicality and good sense that the city embeds in us. Don’t text your friend in Delaware about dropping your phone because you were trying to text while eating a slice on a crowded A, they just won’t understand.

At LaptopMD, we’ve seen some crazy device disasters. Here’s a list of very New York-centric ways to kill your device, whether it’s a phone, tablet or laptop:

Realizing you dropped your phone in Times Square, retracing your steps, and finding a phone stomped to death (if you find it).

New Year's Resolution: A New Phone
New Year’s Resolution: A New Phone

 

 

Dropping your phone in your soup at Ramen Setagaya because you were bumped while trying to Instagram it.

Lollipop Soup.
Lollipop Soup.

Dropping your device after a rude passerby bumps you (and doesn’t say sorry).

"No excuse me?!"
“No excuse me?!”

Dropping your laptop as you hold it in the air trying to steal wireless at Union Square.

There's no resolution choice that'll fix this.
There’s no resolution choice that’ll fix this.

Having your laptop slip out of your lap while you sit on a ledge at Central Park.

#TimeToSeeTheMD
#TimeToSeeTheMD

Charging your phone on an open ledge on the 12th floor and having a wind gust take it.

He's not real, but he would make a real killing saving phones.
He’s not real, but he would make a real killing saving phones.

Having your laptop rife with liquid damage after sitting too close to the Coney Island shore.

"Wait, they said put it in RICE!"
“Wait, they said put it in RICE!”

Dropping it into the Hudson while on a boat.

"Let's hang a left, I think I see the phone"...said no one ever.
“Let’s hang a left, I think I see the phone”…said no one ever.

Having your phone slip through a subway grate.

"Welp."
“Welp.”

Dropping your phone out of shock from the blare of an incoming train’s horn.

"Ooops."
“Ooops.”

Having your phone slip out of your hands as you rush to cover your ears at the noisy Union Square 6 platform.

The Cracked phone is worth her eardrums.
The Cracked phone is worth her eardrums.

Having your phone slip out of your pocket waiting for the 3 at 34th street, or worse, through the holes of an outside J train track.

"Wait, wait!"
“Wait, wait!”