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5 Tips to Weather-Proof Your Smartphone

Winter is upon us, and since winter activities frequently happen outside, the temperature poses unique problems for mobile gadgets like iPods, smartphones and the like. Just as too high a temperature can cause a gadget to stop working, too cold a temperature can do the same. Protect Your Bubble, specialty insurance brand, has some tips to keep gadgets warm and functioning while enjoying the winter months.

  1. Insulate – Most people have jackets and other clothes that insulate, keep heat in, for the winter months. Do the same with a personal gadget. While tempting to leave gadgets in external pockets for ease and convenience, doing so may do more harm in the long term. Keep gadgets buried in clothes for best use.
  2. Avoid skin contact – Tempting as it may be to place a gadget next to skin, doing so is counter-productive. Skin sweats; sweat is moisture. Moisture and electronic gadgets do not mix so do not think storing a smartphone or MP3 player next to bare skin is a great way to keep it warm, the results may be disappointing.
  3. Bag it – Plastic, sealable bags are a gadget’s best friend in the winter. Tightly sealed, the gadget will not encounter any unnecessary moisture through contact with sweat or snow. Plus, the bag’s clarity means users can check text messages, songs and see if anyone called.
  4. Leave it behind – While the idea of not taking a phone is anathema to many people, it may make good sense. Hitting the slopes to ski or snowboard may mean the occasional fall or flip, provided the owner knows how to land correctly, and the chance of losing or breaking a phone in the snow is high. After all, skiing down a hill at 20+ mph is not the best time to check or send a text message.
  5. Limit exposed usage – Snapping a pic on the top of the mountain or zipping through a quick text message is one thing, but browsing the web or carrying on a complete conversation in sub-zero temperatures is not wise. The risk of damage to the gadget as well as potential frostbite is great when unnecessary skin is exposed to the elements. Wait until back at the lodge or inside before spending too much time playing with a gadget.

Winter weather can be unpredictable, so that’s why gadget insurance is a good idea. Protect Your Bubble provides smartphone insurance which covers loss, theft and water (or snow) damage and consumers will receive a replacement device in 24 hours. For a quick quote, visit ProtectYourBubble.com today!

 

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Protect Your Bubble is a specialty insurance brand, offering insurance for gadgets, pets and 
travel - all for today’s modern consumer. Headquartered in Atlanta, Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives. Find Protect Your Bubble USA on Facebook or Twitter (@PYBUSA) or visit http://www.protectyourbubble.com for more information or to get a two-minute quote today.

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