Protect Your Tablet & Laptop While Traveling!
It’s a given that everyone is going to travel with a tablet or laptop in addition to their smartphone. We have to be aware of our surroundings at all times to protect your tablet and valuables. Theft at airports, train/bus stations is always an issue. It sounds easy but it’s going to get harder and harder as technology evolves and criminal activity increases as the holidays draw near.
More than 60,000 computers are stolen annually from airports. Most are snatched while owners are going through TSA security checkpoints. I flew to Maine a few weeks ago and noticed that TSA agents are taking more time and precaution to ensure that travelers exit the scanners at the same time as their belongings. I was ecstatic to see this change (lol) and it will help a lot. We must be diligent and keep our belongings safely within arm’s reach at all times while traveling (even in the bathroom lol).
Here are a few tips to keep your electronic valuables protected while traveling…
- Keep it in sight. Oldie but goodie…always keep your electronics in your carry-on bag and never in your checked bag. Before you board the plane always keep your bags in sight even in the bathroom (lol). Criminals are literally waiting at the gates for relaxed travelers.
- Purchase insurance! In addition to trip insurance (that’s another article lol), purchase insurance for your electronics. LoJack offers a great insurance plan for electronics and smartphones. Once installed, LoJack can disable your device so it can’t be used (it will survive a factory reset or hard wipe) and recover it if stolen. Pricing is also super reasonable. One year protection for laptops is $39.99, smartphones & tablets protected at $29.99 each. That’s like $2.50 per month to protect your tablet. Sign me up! lol Three year plans are available for laptops. I think this is a must have for parents with kids in college. Protect your investment for your child. This gives you great peace of mind if something happens. Click here for more information.
- Put it in a sleeve! I’ve seen people carry laptops and tablets in bags with nothing protecting them/the screen. Unbelievable! Murphy’s law…anything can happen. You could forget it’s in there and toss a soda can inside and crack the screen. A foam padded sleeve can protect your tablet screen and laptop from damage while traveling. The one pictured is fabulous and was only $5 at Walmart. A little travel bling is always a good thing (wink wink).
Do you travel with your laptop or tablet? How do you protect it?
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Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.
By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller
**Photo by Kirstin N. Fuller**