Wherever you travel, I’m sure you’re likely to see someone using a cell phone, tablet, camera or laptop computer. They are so useful that we can record our travels and communicate with family and friends back home and so on.
In this episode I’m going to tell you the best way to carry them and keep them safe.
Internet and Security
Your electronic devices won’t do you much good if you can’t connect to the Internet or a cell phone network. The best way to prepare for using your electronic devices on your trip is to begin researching connectivity well before your departure date. But remember that any information you key in, such as passwords and account numbers, is not secure, if you decide to use free wireless Internet access to keep in touch with family and friends.
Charging Electronic Devices
Electronic devices come with a few drawbacks and you will eventually need to recharge your cell phone. Bring your charger on your trip, and remember to bring a plug adapter when you are traveling.
Some airports just have a few wall outlets; on busy travel days, you might not be able to plug in your device because all the outlets will be in use. Some airplanes have electrical outlets you can use, but don’t assume you will be allowed to recharge your electronic devices during your flight, especially if you’re flying coach.
So if you’re not sure whether you’ll be able to easily recharge, you can buy an external battery for iPhone or iPad, such as Kinkoo Infinite Nova 10,500mAh Portable Backup Battery Charger, and bring it with you. This charger is battery-powered and can charge your iPhone over six times while iPad mini 2 times. It’s a saviour especially when you’re far from an electrical outlet.
Preventing Your Devices Theft
Taking our expensive smartphone or tablet to a region known for crime is a big trouble, so it’s important to take a few basic precautions in order to prevent theft.
If your hotel has a room safe, you can lock your electronic items in it with reasonable confidence. Without a room safe or a reliable cable lock, you should carry them in an inside jacket pocket or inside a pocket or daypack that zips closed.
And at last, never leave your smartphone, tablet or PDA unattended in a public area, such as an airport recharging station. Unplug it and take it with you if you need to move around the terminal.