Tips on How to Travel Safe with Gadgets
Keeping your gadgets safe is something about which you can’t be ignorant. These things keep you connected to people, work, and help you have a better travel experience overall. Imagine what would you do without a phone in a different state or country? It literally has every information! From your bank details to important applications like Google maps or virtual payment apps.
We will cover the most common travel gadgets that you carry while traveling individually. These are the gadgets that you afford to lose or get damaged. So read about how you can keep them safe on the go.
- Smart Phone:
This evolution towards the digital world has made us so reliant on our electronics to the point that life is pointless without them. If there was a list of gadgets that dictates our lives, Smartphones are definitely going to top that list. To keep this baby safe, you must put a good glass screen cover and a back case. This is to avoid any physical damage just in case it falls off. A flip back cover is recommended because that provides an extra protection layer on the screen. Having a Bluetooth headset would is a plus. You don’t have to take out your phone every time someone calls.
Also, back up your data, put on cloud storage, and have apps like anti-theft in your phone in case it’s lost.
- Charger and Power Bank:
They need to tag along if you are carrying a Smartphone off course. We keep using our phones to stay entertained while traveling. Power Bank is an essential item for long journey travel when you don’t get plug points for charging. To keep your charger safe, fold the cords nicely around it, and keep both of them in a single pouch inside your handbag, instead of the luggage. You might need them frequently. There are also roll-up pouches available these days to keep all the cords and cables intact in a single foldable pouch.
Photography enthusiasts know the struggle. They would need a whole separate bag to fit in all the pieces of equipment along with the camera. And correctly so. These are your precious and much expensive gadgets, and you don’t want any damage. Some safety measures that you should take is, switch off your camera power before packing and remove the lens. Some people would keep it on in a rush after use. Even if it’s for a short span, do forget to remove the lens from your camera and put the cap on firmly. This goes for DSLR cameras. Keep the films somewhere else if the bag goes for an x-ray scan or it might damage it. If you are going to a place with water activities, consider packing them in a waterproof pouch but do check for leakages before packing.
Backpacks to carry laptops are easily available in the market. Hoping that you have one, it will still require some safety measures to avoid any accidents like crack on screen, pressure, overloading, or over-heating. It is better not to keep your laptop with other hard items. However, if you do have to for minimizing luggage then keep a layer of clothes just after your laptop section. So that it provides a soft layer that will protect it from tampering. Also, make sure to not keep your laptop bag too loaded. Keep the charger folded in a side pouch or separately instead of stuffing it with the laptop.
Tablets are ideal travel gadgets. If you want something that is lighter than laptops but provides a bigger screen to check maps, read books or work on projects on the go or even for calling then tablets are your best bet. A good quality screen cover and a back case would be essential to keep your tab protected. The adapters and USB cables can be kept in a foldable pouch as mentioned earlier. If you want to keep all the components together then invest in a durable weatherproof and shock-proof pouch for your tablet which has a side pocket.
We all love to listen to music while traveling. Listening to our favorite playlist while enjoying the view outside is bliss. Agree or not, earphones are more prone to get damaged or lost than any other gadget on this list. Some people even keep a spare one just in case one is lost. Most people tend to coil it up quickly throw it inside their bags while packing. You must have done it more than a few times and then take out tangled spaghetti that takes at least ten minutes to be de-tangled. What we don’t realize it decreases the life span of the earphones as it faces a lot of pressure, wears, and tear on the wires. If your earphones are expensive and you care about them, then consider having a small case for them. A round coin purse also works. They come in cute colors and themes. It works as an accessory too. Clip the cord after coiling it.
- Bluetooth Speaker:
These are compact that can easily sit with your luggage. However, remember to keep it switched off if traveling on flight as most airlines do not allow this. The same can be applied for Bluetooth headsets. Check with the guidelines and restrictions beforehand.
A Multipurpose Bag?
They say ‘travel light, travel right’. Having so many different bags and pouches for gadgets can be a bit troublesome. Hence try to do minimal packing. A gadget travel organizer or an Air case might help in that case if you want to keep all your electronics in one place. You will easily find one online. Determine your purpose of travel and pack your gadgets accordingly. You will not need everything every time you travel. You can compromise on a few things if it is a 2-3 days trip. Also, for your priced items, it is advisable to get insurance done.
This is all we have got for you till now. Hope it helps.