How to protect your Kindle when travelling

  1. Protect Your Kindle

Why is the Kindle a popular travel companion for many?  They are far more compact and lighter than a laptop and essentially have similar features such as web browsing facility and email access.  The Kindle starts almost instantly, the battery life will likely last you far longer than a laptop and you can avoid taking a separate suitcase containing your holiday books.

We take a look at how you can protect your Kindle when you are travelling. 

It can be very easy to get sand in your Kindle, get it wet after a day at the beach or simply drop it accidently.  We explain how a Kindle Touch case can protect the exterior of your Kindle Touch (acts as additional cushioning) and a roaming tariff can protect you from a large phone bill when you come home.

How do I reduce the chance of getting a large phone bill when I get home due to excessive roaming charges?

Can’t bear to not look at Facebook for a week or check your emails?  Fear not, you can still get internet access whilst abroad without large roaming costs.

Before you go on holiday contact your service provider and ask what your options are.  The service provider will ask where you are going and provide you with a number of options.  Alternatively buy an international SIM card purely for your holiday.  Yes you will get charged per MB but you can put funds on the card in advance.

How can I protect my Kindle Touch from exterior damage?

It cannot be stressed how important it is to protect your Kindle from physical damage.  Yes your Kindle can look really good ‘naked’ but it won’t look so good when it has been dropped on the floor.  We recommend you invest in a Kindle Touch case.  There are plenty on the market for you to choose from.  We would advise you avoid ‘sleeve’ type cases which requires you to take the Kindle out every time you need to use as this potentially defeats the object.

Your Case Happy Kindle Touch case will also protect the screen from getting scratched.

How do I protect my Kindle Touch from theft?

Do not treat your Kindle Touch any different to any other electronical device.  Keep it in a secure place.  If you are going to be walking around with it in your handbag ensure you have your bag in your sight at all times.  Unfortunately we have heard on a number of occasions how pick pocketers can easer take your personal items without your realising.  Don’t be victim to this.

Many hotels have lockable safes in the room, take advantage of these if you can.

Hopefully the tips that have been provided will keep you and your Kindle safe.  Remember buying a Kindle Touch case or investing in an international SIM card could save you a lot of money in the meantime.  The point to be made is a small investment upfront can save you a lot of money in the long run.

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