Traveling for work can be a hassle, even for the most experienced of travelers. If you are traveling with electronics, such as computers or tablets, then you can take a few simple steps to ensure that they are well protected during your trip.
- Power Down: Before heading to the airport take the time to make sure that all of your devices (save your phone) are powered down. This will save the battery life on your devices as well prevent them from any overheating risk when being packed with other materials.
- Pack Your Carry On: If you are bringing electronic devices (or multiple devices) the best way to pack them will be in your carry on. This will allow you to take them out with ease at security checkpoints and quickly back them back. You will also be able to store your carry on how you desire on the plane, whether in the overhead compartment or under your seat. The point being is that you won’t have to worry about it getting tossed in with other luggage and getting damaged or broken.
- Get Protected: Any experienced traveler will tell you that getting protection for your devices is a must. Having bags and cases is a great way to protect your devices from any damage. It doesn’t even have to be fancy, a strip of fabric from JoAnn can act as a screen protector for your laptop when you are traveling. Of course, you can always buy other slip covers and bags if you wanted. The important thing is that you make sure that your devices are adequately protected.
- Power Supplies: This may seem obvious but you will want to bring power supplies with you. Whether you need a battery for your computer, or a cord that can plug into an outlet on the plane, having the devices that you will be working on at full power is important.
Traveling with electronic devices can always be tricky if you aren’t experienced. Be sure to take the time and spend the extra money to ensure that your devices stay protected throughout your entire trip.