How to Keep Your Gadgets Safe on the Go

With so many of us depending on our smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices to stay productive while we’re out and about, it can be tempting to leave your gadgets vulnerable by forgetting to take extra precautions when you’re travelling or going through security at the airport. But with just a few simple tips, you can make sure your devices are safe from both physical and online threats, whether you’re in the air or on the road. Here are three ways to keep your gadgets safe when you’re on the go.

Invest in a good quality bag
When you’re taking your gadgets with you, it makes sense to buy a good-quality bag and use it. If you have an expensive phone or laptop, it’s worth investing in a nice bag that will keep it safe when you travel. Especially when you’re carrying expensive items, make sure everything is zipped up securely and that there are no sharp objects poking out. While pouches and sleeves can help protect devices from scratches, they can also trap heat against delicate electronics – never a good idea if there’s a chance of overheating! Avoid using any covers or cases if they don’t provide adequate protection while also keeping heat away from your device. An example of how not to use one is shown below

This kind of case may look protective but all it does is trap heat around your computer which could cause damage. (Picture:Laptop sleeve) Always check for safety features: Make sure your gadget has built-in safety features, such as water resistance, so you can be confident it won’t get damaged by unexpected accidents. For example, some phones and laptops come with an IP Code rating (for Ingress Protection), which indicates how well they resist dust particles and other potential contaminants like water. The higher the number, the better protected your device will be.

Get a rugged case
Keeping your phone safe from drops and shocks is an important part of ensuring its life expectancy. Investing in a rugged case can not only protect your phone, but can also extend its battery life. For example, there are cases that convert into stands for video viewing. Rugged cases also feature larger, more protective ports and better shock absorption material than standard cases.

Check your personal security settings
The more personal information you share online, such as your home address or e-mail address, or photos of yourself and family, could prove valuable for hackers. You should take steps to limit what others can see about you in order to keep your information secure. On social media platforms like Facebook, for example, you can often adjust what others can see about you—these are known as privacy settings. On Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, there’s an option that allows people to contact you directly through your username; sometimes it’s a good idea to turn that off if you’re trying to stay anonymous. If you do feel comfortable sharing certain information with others, make sure it’s not easily accessible by strangers.

For instance, don’t include your work address on your business card or profile page unless absolutely necessary. Additionally, be aware of what types of applications you download onto your smartphone and tablet devices. Some apps request access to sensitive data without clearly explaining why they need it—and some even have malware built into them that can track location data or even steal passwords from other apps. Be cautious when downloading new apps and read reviews before installing anything unfamiliar onto your device(s). This will help ensure that you avoid any unwanted intrusions into your digital life!