How To: Disaster-Proof Your Gadget

When buying a gadget, you also need to consider different ways of keeping it safe from damage. Whether from harsh weather, hackers, or other catastrophes, always make sure that you’re protecting your gadget so you can use it to its full potential for the longest possible time.

If you’re looking for ways to protect your devices, here are five ways to make sure your electronics are disaster-proof.

disaster1Buy a quality protective case.

This is the most important rule. Cases aren’t designed only to beautify your gadget. Its primary reason is to protect your device from falls, bumps, scratches, and wet surfaces. Buy a durable case to protect your phone and laptop from minor damage.

MacMall’s top pick: Otterbox Defender Series Hybrid Case & Holster for iPhone 5 & 5s – Black, $49.95


disaster2Consider getting warranty or support service for your device.

These days, most products come with warranty that lasts for years after purchase. You may be wondering if you really need warranty or support service  for your gadget, and the short answer is: Yes. These services can be vital to your gadget’s security because they can provide you with valuable help whenever you face dilemmas regarding your device.

MacMall’s top pick: AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro, $248.99


disaster3Back up your files.

Every professional knows to back up their files regularly. The thing about disasters is that they come unannounced. There’s little you can do to stop one in its path, too. Whether it’s your office presentation or maybe your personal portfolio, always, ALWAYS create backup copies of yoru files.

MacMall’s top pick: LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Portable Hard Drive – USB 3.0, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, $169.99


disaster4Avoid electrical short circuits. 

This rule is often disregarded by consumers. Did you know that one of the main causes of fire is electrical short circuits? We sometimes forget about the devices we plug our laptops and desktops into, or maybe we overuse our home’s AC outlets. Protect your computer and your home from potential fires by using reliable power devices.

Macmall’s top pick: Belkin 8 Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with Coaxial Protection, $33.99


Child-proof your gadgets.

Sometimes, kids can be the worst things to happen to your gadgets. All of the things stated above are already disastrous, but the trouble can be doubled if children are added to the mix. As a parent, or a sibling, or simply an elder, always make sure neither your gadget nor a child don’t pose danger to the other.

MacMall’s top pick: We have a blog post about devices and children. Click over to that post and see how you can child-proof your electronics.

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