Stephen M Marchese
 
Stephen M Marchese
< Back to My Blog

Traveling with Your Tablet? Protect Devices with These Tips

July 16, 2015 1:11 am

Technology is a vital vacation companion for many travelers, but your plans can go awry if your mobile devices become lost on your trip. According to mobile device insurance provider Asurion, more than half of travelers store boarding passes, driving directions, confirmation numbers, itineraries and more on portable devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops. To avoid scrambling to recover a lost device and important information, the experts at Asurion suggest vacationers follow these tips.

• Use hotel room safes when possible.
Put tablets and other electronics in the safe during the day when they are not in use to protect them from damage, loss or theft.

• Double-check your surroundings when exiting public transportation. Lots of phones are accidently left in cabs, planes and buses. Check the seat, seat back pockets and floor one last time before leaving.

• Don't leave belongings unattended in public spaces. Avoid leaning backpacks, bags and purses against a chair or over the back of a seat. This gives potential thieves easy access to the valuable electronics inside.

• Get a good carrying case, and use it. When not in use, store portable electronics like cameras, phones and tablets in a sturdy case. This will help protect against scratches, dents and water damage.

And most importantly – if you don’t need it, don’t bring it!

Source: Asurion.com

Published with permission from RISMedia.