VACATION COMING UP? CHANCES ARE YOU'LL BE PACKING
A LOT OF ELECTRONICS.
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A CONSUMER REPORTS SURVEY FOUND 94 PERCENT OF US DON'T
LEAVE HOME WITHOUT AT LEAST ONE DEVICE.
AND VACATIONERS TAKE ALONG THREE ON AVERAGE.
SO WE TOOK A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BEST WAYS TO PROTECT
THOSE PRICEY POSESSIONS.
-- MICHELLE --
So many devices to bring on vacation smart phones,
tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras,
iPod and speakers.
They practically need their own suitcase!
But if you are thinking of checking them as baggage
Nearly ten percent of people in our survey reported
damage to a laptop tablet, or digital camera that
was in a checked bag.
Consumer Reports recommends carrying on your electronics
And if possible use a padded bag.
If you must check your devices, wrap them in soft
NATSOT: Tablet into water
Whoops! Nightmare scenario, about ten percent of survey
respondents said their device got wet on vacation.
And 19 percent said sand or dirt was a problem.
It's so easy to let a device slip from your grip.
Obviously, be careful.
But if you're looking for a simple and cheap way to
protect your electronics from sea and sand, use a
zippered food storage bag.
They're just as effective as pricey waterproof cases.
And you can even use your touch screen through them.
Another common complaint from about half of those
in the Consumer Reports survey batteries dying.
Conserve power by lowering the screen brightness on
your phone or tablet and reduce text and email updates
to once every half hour.
And if there are no bars, just turn everything off
or set to airplane mode.
No sense in burning through battery life trying to
connect to non-existent service.
The ultimate protection leave some electronics at
In fact, nearly a third in the Consumer Reports survey
said they'd prefer their kids didn't bring along any
gadgets on vacation.
I HAVE A DRY CASE AND IT'S REALLY GREAT FOR THOSE
IT'S SOMETHING I OWN AND YOU CAN PUT YOUR TABLET INSIDE.
THEN SQUEEZE OUT THE AIR...
THIS ONE SAYS IT WAS TESTED OVERNIGHT IN THE WATER
-- ZIPLOCK BAGS ARE SUPPOSED TO WORK JUST AS WELL..
-- ALSO USE A PADDED BAG.
FOR PACKING BUT IF YOU CAN, KEEP IT WITH YOU.
IN YOUR CARRYON.