A few years ago, touch screen technology entered the technology industry, and has since taken hold of virtually all technological devices, including mobile phones, computers, and display boards. Apples Ipad has only ever been a touch screen device, which shows quite how popular this type of technology has become. As a user of technology which incorporates touch screen myself, I have recently become increasingly frustrated with its lack of worth, and its lack of actual use. This is particularly prevalent for me with regards to mobile phones, in which it is now almost impossible not to buy a mobile which isn’t based around touch screen. I’m almost tempted to say that I would welcome back the old button bashing technology of yesteryear.
With this in mind, here is my list of the 4 worst things about touch screen technology:
- They have a habit of smashing or cracking: How many people do you know with cracked iPhones Let’s face it; touch screen phones are easily cracked. Whether they are dropped from a great height, or a small height, they almost always crack or smash. Phones without touch screen were significantly more hardwearing and you could drop or even stand on your phone without even contemplating that it might get damaged. The thing is, once a touch screen phone is damaged, they look terrible, and so it’s almost a necessity that you either get it replaced or fixed.
- They get dirty: As your hands come into contact with everything you handle, it is likely that without constant washing, your hands will have some form of dirt and/or bacteria on them at all times. This then gets transferred on to your touch screen mobile phone, which then becomes grubby, which makes them look terrible. Also, this dirt on your phone can potentially cause sickness bugs as the dirt on your hand is put on your phone, and then your phone is put to your mouth to make phone calls.
- They are either too sensitive or not sensitive enough to touch: Phones have always had a habit of going off in their user’s pocket, often causing embarrassment to the user, or causing a cost due to using minutes or credit. However, since touch screen technology has come about, this has become even more of an issue. In addition, when typing on touch screen, often the touch screens don’t respond, or they are too responsive, which can lead to spelling mistakes when texting, misspelt tweets when tweeting, and even wrongly purchased apps when buying applications.
- Thieves target them: So many touch screen mobile phones get stolen these days, due to their high value on the street. People who find phones in nightclubs or on the street are also likely to keep them or to sell them on due to their value, which has increased partly as a result of the touch screen technology.
Why not go back to the old school in 2013, touch screen isn’t all its cracked up to be!