Pack This: Fab Sleeve to Protect Your Tablet!

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).

Literally protect your tablet from damage while you travel.

You know you like a little bling to protect your tablet or laptop (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?

(This is not a sponsored post I just like both of these products.)

Be Happy.  Be Fabulous.  Be Well Traveled.

By The Travelin Diva ~ Kirstin N. Fuller

**Photo by Kirstin N. Fuller**

Author: The Travelin Diva

Self proclaimed ‘Travelin Diva,’ Kirstin is a DC native and graduate of Howard University! Pursuing her dreams in 2007, Kirstin launched the travel magazine Reservations Travel Guide which led her to start the fabulous travel blog www.Passenger156.com to showcase the latest travel news, innovative travel products and the worlds’ hottest destinations and deals. Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled.

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18 Comments

  1. I typically travel with my laptop but didn’t when I went to Kenya a few months ago. We were so far out that the internet was shotty. This sleeve is super cute though.

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  2. I travel with a Macbook, but carrying it through the airport is quite a pain in the butt. I’m thinking of getting an iPad instead.

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    • I often just travel with my iPad. I have a bluetooth keyboard case for it, which makes it work like a laptop if needed. #LovesIT

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  3. I feel bad because I don’t protect my laptop. I’m one of those people that keep it in a bag and that’s it. Thanks for this article and I feel dumb to know they’re don cheap.

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  4. Great Tips!!! Yes I keep a CLOSE eye on my things when I am traveling and its good that TSA is paying more attention too!

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  5. Wow that sleeve is only $5. Well, that’s a good deal so I’m going to take a trip to Walmart soon. It also would make a great gift.

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    • Yep, it’s only $5 and comes in two colors ( a green/black glitter and the one above). I was thinking about giving them as Christmas gifts too!

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  6. I don’t travel with my laptop, but I do travel with my IPad. I have an Otterbox case on it so that is pretty hard. If someone snatches it, I just have my husband track it with an app and shut it off. Thanks for the extra tips.

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  7. I am shocked at the number of laptops that are being stolen! I keep my laptop on lock, okay1 I never let it leave my sight.

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  8. All great ideas. I definitely need to look into insurance for my gear. I would cry if I lost of damaged any of it.

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    • Me too! I’m going to do the laptop insurance. You can’t beat it for $29 a year!

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  9. I travel with my iPad, You reminded me that I need to purchase a cover for my iPad before my next trip. I never put electronics in my luggage, I put them in my purse. I’m watching at all times because I know people have sticky fingers. I didn’t think about insurance but its a great idea for such a cheap price.

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  10. I travel with a MacBook and an LG tablet. I always keep them with me in my carry-on luggage. A sleeve is a great idea. I need to consider this as well.

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    • It’s lightweight and provides great protection. For $5 you can’t beat that protection (lol).

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  11. Having a computer stolen is the worst. That happened to me recently. These are good tips. I need new covers.

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    • My laptop was stolen years ago too when my home was burglarized. It was never recovered. LoJack is a great invention (#IMO).

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  12. I travel with my laptop in a padded laptop bag. I normally use my laptop bag as my purse so I can store my other valuables inside. I never thought about getting insurance for it, but it’s worth looking into.

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  13. I do keep my belongings close and in sight as I’m paranoid about my iPad being stolen as well. I do have precheck so fortunately in US airports I don’t have to take it out.

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