How to protect your electronics while traveling

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June 12, 2017 • Tech, Travel

If you’re planning to travel this year, you may be wondering how you’ll keep your electronics safe. More and more people are becoming digital nomads, or taking work away with them on holiday. And many others simply need to be constantly connected while traveling.

 

Here’s how you can protect your electronics while traveling:

 

Pack light

This may not be the most popular tip, but sometimes the best way to prevent something you’ve spend a lot of money on from being damaged or lost is to simply leave it at home.


Do you really need an iPad, laptop, kindle, mobile phone, and two cameras with you while traveling? Probably not. Luckily, many of the above electronics can be used for various tasks, and can pull double duty- allowing you to leave some of it at home.

 

Protect your electronics

Mobile phones get dropped all the time, and one of the best ways to keep them save is to buy a protective case. The same is true for your laptop, kindle, and cameras. You’ll also want to invest in a backpack or carry-on suitcase that’s durable (and preferably padded) to keep everything safe.

 

Back it up

One of the worst things that can happen is losing your valuable data- whether it’s work files from your laptop or photos from your phone. The best thing you can do to prevent this is to keep everything backed up.

 

Before leaving home, back up all of your most important photos and files on a hard drive and leave it at home. As you travel, upload everything to the cloud (Dropbox and Google are two good options).

 

Keep it safe

You may not be aware, but there are actually some good options for Android security, ensuring that you have antivirus for mobile and Android antivirus. These days, cybercriminals are targeting everyone they can so they can get their hands on our private data- this includes everything from your social network accounts, to your bank account login, and work files if you work for a large company and deal with sensitive information.

 

Download an app for security, which will help keep your information safe. Some of these apps will also protect you if your phone is stolen, so you can track it and give the location to police.

 

Take travel insurance

Ultimately, the best piece of mind is to ensure you have travel insurance. This will keep you covered in the event that your electronics are stolen or broken, and a good travel insurance company will pay for them to be repaired or replaced. Be sure to check your policy so you know how much your excess is, and how much the travel insurance company will pay for.

Check for any loopholes which will allow the company to get out of paying, and ensure you’re up to date with any exclusions to your cover.

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