For most of us, there can be few things more frustrating than when our fave gadgets have an ‘off day’ - whether it’s the phone that’s continually freezing or the tablet that’s refusing to switch on, it can turn a regular old day into an absolute nightmare.
And of course it always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time - the day when we’ve got meetings back to back or when it’s just impossible to nip into town to the nearest mobile phone store.
However, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week, days like that could soon be a thing of the past.
Repairly is a new service which aims to repair phones, tablets, laptops and more in the most convenient way possible.
Here’s how it works:
Simply tell the Repairly folk where you are and what the problem seems to be. They’ll then race to your location, collect your device and take it to one of their engineers for repair. The aim is that your repaired device will be back with you within two hours and that you’ll only be billed once the repair is complete and you’re happy that the problem has been fixed.
Couldn’t be simpler!
There can be few among us who wouldn’t want to avail of a service like this. After all, we all like our lives to be as hassle-free as possible, don’t we?
At the moment Repairly is operating in London only but there are plans afoot to roll it out across the country and we reckon it will be welcomed with open arms once it does.
What we like about Repairly is not just the fact that it is providing a solution to a problem that so many of us face at one time or another, but also the fact that it’s actively addressing the throwaway culture which has become so commonplace.
Let’s face it - do we really need to upgrade or replace things? Would repairing not be a much better option?
Food for thought…
Interested in finding out about other new and innovative startups? Why not check out our previous Startup of the Week ?
We are loving the look and sound of Museum in a Box - an edtech company from London who are aiming to increase the accessibility of museums & their objects with an innovative interactive handling box. Intrigued?