We are all always concerned about the general and overall expenses whenever buying any new tech product.
We always think of buying those devices which are cheap, reliable, and easy to use.
Most of the time we are prejudiced towards our favorites and buy the device without thinking about the actual cost spend over it, for the lifetime.
Smartphones, tablets and laptops are charged on daily basis. For frequent users, it is two or even three times a day.
But have you ever stopped and think about the money that is flowing in terms of charging the devices? A new report has just done that.
The report by Forbes has detailed the cost spend on just the charging of our devices. Let’s start with an Apple iPad.
If you buy an iPad directly from an Apple store it will cost you around $700 but the cost which is associated with it for charging whole year long is much low.
If you charge an iPad single time everyday for a year, it would consume about 12kWh of electricity. Comparing it with the current utility cost of electricity, it would take $1.50 annually.
Moving forward towards an iPhone, let’s suppose iPhone 5/5s with a battery capacity of 1,440mAh.
It will cost you even less than iPad. Those who charge daily are feeding up to 2kWh throughout the year.
The cost equal to the electricity used throughout the year is about $0.25. If the battery is larger, it will cost more but the changes won’t be much.
The purpose behind telling you all the cost details is that there is no need to worry about the bills even if you are plugging your device daily.
The report also described the profit gained by public charging points in shopping malls.
The price for plugging the device for a few minutes is extraordinary when compared to the annual figures mentioned above.
The report also mentioned the cost of the other household items for charging on annual basis.
As per the statistics, Plasma TV consumes 360kWh mark annually at a cost of $45 while LCD TV costs around $20. Laptop computer eats 72kWh while desktop consumes 390kWh each year at a cost of $8 and $46 respectively.
The report also mentioned Xbox One and Tesla. Microsoft’s Xbox One will cost you $40 per year.
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On the other hand, Tesla, the king of automotive industry sets you back $450 for whole year. Aren’t the statistics worth pondering upon?