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How to Keep Your Gadgets Safe

by Courtney Banks 06/23/2019

Something terrible happening to your devices can ruin a wonderful adventure trip, like it getting into the hands of pickpockets, falling into a river or canyon, or even mistakenly dropping it while on a moving vehicle and so on. Many adventurers will be tempted to leave their gadgets behind and go completely off the grid. That, however, will be a terrible idea especially when you need those gadgets to book hotels, monitor your location on the map, take amazing pictures and so on.

Not going with your gadgets is entirely out of the option. So, how best can your electronic devices be kept safe during an adventure trip?

Gadget travel insurance

Before embarking on that awesome trip, make sure to protect your gadgets with a good insurance company. In a case whereby your laptop or mobile phone gets stolen, lost, or get damaged, you can get replacements without worries. When you are on an adventure trip, the chances of your gadgets getting lost or damaged are quite high. Insuring your devices gives you peace of mind. 

Avoid too many gadgets

Most adventurers are always tempted to go with all their devices, with the hope that they will all be needed. The chances are you will not be using most of the devices you have packed. By carrying lots of gadgets, the chances of falling prey to thieves are higher compared to when you’re with few. Apart from theft, you can sometimes lose track of your gadgets. The best two devices to take with you on any trip is a smartphone and a camera.

Use a backpack

There are numerous ‘over the shoulder' backpacks that you can buy and store your gadgets in them. Look for packs that have individual compartments for your most commonly used devices like laptops, cameras, and smartphones. Such bags are water-resistant and fall-proof.

Use the hotel safe

Another way to keep your gadgets safe during an adventure trip is to use the hotel safe. Do this to cut down on the pieces of baggage you will have to carry during an adventure trip. Also, most theft insurance coverage will not honor your claim if your device was not in the hotel safe.

Keeping your gadgets safe during adventure trips is something that you need to give much thought to before hitting the road. Make sure you buy the best carrying cases you can and keep your bags safe at all times.

About the Author
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Courtney Banks

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Courtney moved to the Bay Area in 2008 to attend the University of San Francisco where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communication and her Master’s Degree in Education. Previously, she taught Kindergarten at Lafayette Elementary school.

One of the things that originally drew Courtney to the beautiful city of San Francisco was her love of the unique city architecture. Living here for 10 years has allowed her to explore, experience, and live in multiple neighborhoods throughout the city (and bay area), including; The Outer Richmond, Pan Handle, Marina, North Beach, Presidio and even Sausalito. Her variety of neighborhood knowledge makes her a great resource for your buying or selling needs!

Through her teaching career, Courtney has developed a great sense of patience, understanding, and creativity in problem-solving. These skills allow her to build meaningful relationships with clients to serve them in any of their real estate needs. She understands that buying or selling a home is a personal and often, emotional process and she will be there to support her clients in finding their perfect solution.

Courtney loves to take advantage of all that San Francisco has to offer, especially the food! She enjoys staying active and hiking with her dog in beautiful Marin, or strolling through different neighborhoods in search of the newest bakeries!

In working with Courtney, you will get someone who will listen to your wants and needs, who will go to bat for you, and who will be patient and understanding throughout this personal journey.