Tablet Insurance and Ways to Ensure You Don’t Need It
Replacing your electronics isn’t cheap, so ensuring you don’t need to buy tablet insurance monthly or any extended warranty is always a good idea.
But how do you do that?
Well, like your own physical health, finding ways to prevent problems before they start is the best way to guarantee your tablet’s health.
We break down some key ways to carry and protect your tablet during daily use.
Avoid Tablet Insurance: Buy a Case
Practice safe texting, buy a tablet case that suits your needs. Sure, it’s tempting to want to leave your tablet unprotected, but there are so many things you can’t account for when it comes to dropping things.
There’s a good chance you’ve simply dropped your own phone for instance because your mind was focused on something else. The same is true for your tablet. Buying a case just makes sense.
Think of it as less of an annoying expense and more of an opportunity to express yourself through whatever colour/texture/pattern you want your tablet to have. “Future you” will be grateful you chose to get the extra protection.
Use a Screen Protector
Like cases, screen protectors are also worthy of investment. However, what kind you want to get depends on your line of work and your daily use your tablet will see.
Glass screen protectors will offer the greatest protection, but will also make your tablet slightly less responsive to your touch, especially if it’s cold out.
Plastic screen protectors offer more along the lines of scratch resistance but will bubble and leave permanent plastic ridges on your screen if they are scraped.
Finally, liquid screen protectors will only protect your phone from light scratches, but it’s incredibly difficult to tell when they need to be reapplied.
Here’s an easier way of looking at which one to pick:
- Liquid screen protectors would be a good choice if you’re only using your tablet at home for personal use.
- Plastic screen protectors are good for frequent daily use or if you use your tablet while at school or university.
- Glass screen protectors are a good pick for work use or if you’re someone who’s more accident-prone in general.
Invest in a Proper Messenger Bag or Purse
Tablets can be awkward to carry since they’re larger than your phone and don’t fit in your pockets, but are smaller than most laptops and thus aren’t always fully protected in backpacks.
So, what do you do?
Simple, you either invest in a messenger bag or larger purse. Both are good options that will keep your tablet safe with you wherever you go. Messenger bags are a great pick for working businessmen especially since they can be worn comfortably even when wearing a suit versus backpacks which aren’t designed to be comfortable in that same situation.
While purses aren’t always designed with tablet pockets in mind, there are many that are or can be modified or repurposed to suit that function.
You don’t necessarily need tablet insurance. By investing in the appropriate precautionary measures, you can ensure your tablet stays in great condition for as long as possible.