hey guys! so do you know how safe it is to put a drawing tablet in your backpack? i know its really sensitive, but if i travel with it will it ruin the tablet? thanks!
I’ve travelled with my tablet for school a lot, and while there’s always a chance something will go wrong, I have some tips that have kept my baby safe over the course of an entire semester, commuting through rain, snow, sleet, two trains, and a bus !! (Please keep in mind I’m speaking from my own experience. I have an Intuos 4, for reference)
- Firstly, keep your tablet in a protective computer case, if you have it. I have a laptop bag for my computer, and a simpler one like this for my tablet. Honestly I wouldn’t recommend traveling with your tablet unless you have something to keep it in, especially if you have a lot of other stuff in your backpack.
- My tablet is an intuos 4 wireless, so I’m able to fold up the charging cable separately for travel. This is extremely helpful as it prevents any unnecessary bending of the cable. If your tablet doesn’t have a cord that disconnects, I would suggest keeping the cord pointing upward, toward the top of your backpack, so it isn’t crushed against the bottom. Also, when you wrap up your tablet for travel, make sure the part of the cable that connects to the tablet is a little slack, again to prevent bending. This step is really important as I’ve broken other tablets before because the cable bent where it connects itself to the tablet. Since the cable wasn’t removable, the damage was impossible to rectify. So keep your cables safe!
- Keep your tablet pen in a protective pencil case! I keep the tablet and the pen separate, just to keep the pen safe. I have a cheap pencil case that I stuffed with tissues, and I usually keep my pen in that for travel.
- Keep your tablet towards the back of your backpack, where it’ll rest against your back. I do this to ensure my tablet wont be curving or bending or pressing against anything.
And that’s about all of the tablet safety I can offer! If anyone else has any tips feel free to reblog this post and let us know :)