How many of us read the fine-print booklets that come with our smart phones, laptops, and gaming devices?
If you do, you’re that rare exception. For the rest of us, it’s standard operating procedure to skip reading those manufacturer disclaimers which, on the surface, can be absolutely alarming. Company lawyers advise mobile electronics vendors to put these indemnifying CYA warnings into every box—albeit in nearly invisible, six-point (and sometimes even smaller) font.
But how do the disclaimer warnings about possible radiation, vision problems, and burnt skin really affect us? And just what can we do when using phones, tablets, laptops, and other gear to avoid the possible dangers referred to in the fine print?