One of the most important iPad accessories you should look into is iPad insurance. You have just plunked down a lot of money for your new gadget right? What happens if you get home and your dog knocks you over as you walk in the door, sending your iPad flying? What do you do when your glass of water gets knocked over and spills right on your tablet? What if you are happily using it and it suddenly flashes and stops working? Without insurance, you are headed for another trip to the store to lay out that cash again!
iPad insurance is similar to insurance you would have on your home or auto. It protects you from damage, theft, loss, and even manufacturing defects with your new iPad. Once you are signed up, if something happens you can simply file a claim and get your iPad fixed, replaced, or maybe a check so you can go get another one. The policy you have will determine exactly what you need to do and what the results will be, but that is the general scenario.
You can find iPad insurance through any one of a number of providers. The signup process is usually quick and easy. You fill out a form, make the first payment, and most of the time you will be covered immediately. You will want to be sure to look at all the terms and conditions of the policy to be sure it provides the coverage you need. Also note any limits to coverage or minimum values before insurance will kick in, sometimes called excess or deductibles.
There are a few areas where you might be able to save some money. A lot of policies will be one size fits all type, but others will allow you to raise or lower coverage amounts or deductibles which will affect the monthly premium. The higher the deductible, amount you have to pay before insurance will start paying, the lower your premium will be. You will need to decide for yourself how much you feel comfortable paying though.
Another way to save a little money is by paying for a length of time upfront. Instead of paying month to month, many insurance providers will give you a break if you pay for six months or a year in advance. You can save the hassle of sending a check every month and save money to boot.
You can also see about insuring several devices at once. Usually a provider will insure just about any electronic device so you could get coverage on your iPad, gaming system, and smartphone. Insure all three and save money at the same time!
While you certainly do not NEED iPad insurance, if and when an accident happens you will definitely be glad you have it. Buying an iPad is a big investment to do once let alone twice when it can easily be protected. As you can see above, the process can be performed quickly, easily, and cheaply and you can have peace of mind to fully enjoy your tablet.