Portable technology is everywhere. Almost everyone has a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or another portable electronic device. These items are extremely handy and are used for work and personal life. The major downside to electronics is that they are expensive and are very easy to accidentally break. Replacing personal electronics is a pain that often causes time away from their device, the high cost of replacement. and loss of personal information, photos, contacts, and files stored on the broken device. Instead of all that hassle, use these simple tips to protect the electronic device from breaking to make it last longer.
Durable Phone/Tablet Case
Smartphones and tablets get dropped a lot. The best preventative measure is a high endurance phone or tablet case. It is best to select a case that has strong corners as this is the area that most commonly causes significant damage. An additional option is a waterproof case that would protect from another leading cause of broken electronics- spills and falling into the water. Better quality phone and tablet cases might cost more initially but save the consumer money in the long run by protecting their expensive devices.
Glass Screen Protectors
Almost everyone has had a cracked screen on their phone. Any number of causes can lead to a cracked screen and it may have normal, limited, or no functionality depending on the location and severity of the cracks. Glass screen protectors protect the phone or tablet’s touch interface with durable tempered glass. It is the first line of defense against cracks. Screen protectors are inexpensive and often come in a two pack options so one can be used and the other saved or shared.
The portability and power of a laptop cannot be matched. They are highly convenient for on-the-go usage. Unfortunately, they are more susceptible to damage than their desktop counterparts. When taking the laptop is taken out be sure to use a padded laptop bag to protect it from water, dents, dings, and drops.
When Damage Happens
Sometimes despite trying, or before looking into protective items, portable electronics can be damaged. In those cases, the first step should be trying for a repair not replacement. For options see here. Repairing electronics is a cost-saving alternative over purchasing a new expensive device. After the item is fixed and back to normal functionality be sure to protect it proactively with the appropriate accessories mentioned above or a future break might be on the horizon again due to human error.
Technology has made amazing advancements making life much easier to stay in communication with others, find out information, and work in different formats. Portable electronics are incredibly useful, but also an expensive investment prone to damage. A durable phone or tablet case can ward off most damage. Glass screen protectors aid in preventing cracked screens. Laptop bags offer protection on-the-go. When a device is damaged try to repair it before buying a replacement to save money.