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4 Tips for Keeping your Electronics Safe while you Travel

[ 0 ] Posted by on February 4, 2013

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People can’t go anywhere without their electronics. These expensive necessities are must-haves at all times for most people, even when they travel. When you travel with electronics, they are more susceptible to danger and damage than when they are in the comfy confines of your home or office. There is a greater risk of water damage, impact damage, and theft. Prevent theft, damage, and loss with these four handy tips.

Use Skins and Covers

There are a number of durable skins and covers for your phone, tablet, or music device. Many of them have water-resistant covers and are made of damage resistant materials. That’s not to say you should test that out by dumping water on it and chucking it down the stairs though. Many of these covers or skins are scratch resistant too.

Get the Right Case

Spending a little money on a bag or case should be your first step. Many bags that you can find have padded pockets that you can store your notebook, laptop, or tablet in. This mainly protects them from impact, but can also provide a slight barrier for keeping liquid out. When traveling, you and your electronics will move around a lot. They need this added protection. Be wary of expensive looking bags. They are an ideal target for thieves. Don’t be afraid to get a sturdy, custom case, like those from Allcases, that fits your electronic device and will protect it against the elements and theft.

Lock Your Laptop

You may also consider getting a lock for your laptop. They are pretty inexpensive and can provide enough protection to deter criminals. However, when a potential criminal spots a lock on your device, they are less likely to attempt to steal it. If they are foolish enough to try and break your lock in a crowded, public area, the noise should draw enough attention to have the crisis averted.

Label It

It is always smart to have some information put on your device that let’s people know how to contact you if you happen to lose something. A name and phone number should suffice. If you feel uncomfortable putting a number on there, an email address would work also. Having your contact info on your devices will allow those people who find them and want to return them to get in touch with you.

The more protection you have for your electronics, the better. It’s never fun to replace the cost or data lost with a electronic device. Take these preventative steps to protect and secure all your electronic devices.

This article was written by Dixie Somers on behalf of

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