If you drop them... they get scratched, cracked, or break.
Lets bring that to Sindome!
Drop a Progia? There's a random chance of it getting cracked, or scratched. You can see how badly beat up it is by looking at it. Drop it enough times, and it stops working.
At which point you can do one of two things. You can buy a new one, or with the addition or alteration of a repair skill, you can get it fixed by someone.
Quickterms, lightterms, and other electronics would work the same way.
This would mean if you type drop phone, you would actually *drop* it, not just set it down on the ground. The item would also be damaged if you are disarmed. This would apply to most electronics.