Protecting Your Tablet in the Kitchen
By Robyn Wright
Many of us forgo printed cookbooks these days and opt to find and store our recipes on our mobile devices. A tablet is a great addition to the kitchen, delivering recipes, cooking tutorials, and even a little inspiration right there while you cook.
However, if you are a messy cook (like me), you might want to consider some protection for your tablet. The options will vary based on the device, but waterproof sleeves and tablet stands are just some of the items available. The Chef Sleeve ($19.95 for a pack of 25) is a great option for iPad users. You can use a plastic storage bag in a pinch, but it can make it hard to operate the touchscreen.
Belkin makes an assortment of tablet holders including this under-cabinet version ($50). Some of these accessories are labeled for a specific device but many will fit a variety of tablets, so try them out before you cross them off your list.
Another way to help protect your device is to use a hands-free app like Bing’s new free Food & Drink. With Food & Drink, you can just wave your hand to move to the next page in your recipe. A stylus is another option. While you do touch the stylus, your fingertips will not make a mess of the touchscreen. Verizon offers several stylus options (prices vary).
Regardless of the accessories you use to help protect your device in the kitchen, accidents do happen. Verizon’s Total Equipment Coverage plans can offer some much needed peace of mind in case something does get damaged. If you are utilizing your tablet in your everyday life at home, work, and on-the-go, then an insurance plan makes a lot of sense and is well worth the price.
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