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Five Tips To Protect Your Gadgets This Winter

  1. Use insulated cases for devices that come into contact with cold environments (Below 50 degrees Fahrenheit) on a regular basis.

Best Buy has cases for laptops, computers and GPS devices at a nice range of prices. If you are looking for more specialized cases, Case Logic has cases for anything you can imagine on their website. They even have a “case finder” application, so that you can find the perfect case for your device!

  1. Bring electronic devices in with you when you leave your vehicle.

Devices such as cellular phones, electronic gaming portable systems, and GPS units should never be left in a vehicle overnight, especially not in the winter. If a device is not built into the vehicle, it should come in out of the cold with you.

  1. Make sure your electronics are kept at a minimum of three feet away from heat sources, such as the fireplace, heaters, or the air vents in your vehicle.

Extreme cold is harmful to your gadgets, but so heats. Devices should ideally be kept at room temperature (60-75 degrees). Exposing your devices to heat (80+ degrees), especially after they have been in a cold environment, can cause exterior and interior damage. It is also a fire hazard.

  1. Don’t subject your devices to rapid changes in temperature.

If your gadget has been left in the cold overnight, it is a very bad idea to put it next to the heater to warm it up. Instead, put the device into its case, if it is not already in it. Then, take it into a neutral location, such as the garage: someplace that is, ideally, between 40 and 60 degrees. After it has adjusted to the new temperature (This should take an hour or two), then take it into the warmer, room temperature environment

  1. Protect outside electronics from wintry weather.

Some electronics must be kept outside, such as weather monitoring devices. It is important that these devices be protected from winter rain, ice, sleet, and snow. To accomplish this, keep devices in areas that are sheltered from the weather, such as an alcove.

If there are no sheltered areas, it is easy to build such a shelter out of a perforated crate, a cardboard box, one large thick plastic bag, three-foot-long, straight sticks, and duct tape. Set the crate so that the top is facing you. Then insert the sticks through the holes in the crate to form a shelf of sorts. Then, cut a piece of cardboard to put on top of the sticks, for the shelf. Then, go ahead and put your device inside. Cover up the crate with the black plastic bag, leaving the opening facing toward you. Wrap the ends of the plastic bag like a present and tape it up with duct tape. Leave crate against a windfall, like the wall of your house.

These are some simple tips that you can follow in order to get the best protection for your device in winters. Moreover, there are a few simple tricks that you follow for additional safety. You will find these tips on https://www.dfydaily.com/ and that way through which you can implement them as well

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