Kindle is one awesome e-reader to take with you on your trips. It gives you the opportunity to carry a ton of books without having to actually carry a whole lot of weight. Taking your Kindle on planes can be a bit more complicated. Airlines have all kinds of rules and regulations. These 8 air travel tips for Kindle owners can make their experience go as smoothly as possible :
- pay attention when passing through security checkpoints: I have been asked to take my Kindle out when passing through security checkpoints only a couple of times. But I am glad I had it in a TSA friendly case. There is no reason not to turn off your Kindle when going through this process.
- turn your Kindle off when asked: any piece of electronics that has an on/off button needs to be turned off during takeoff and once you are landing. At the very least, have your wireless off to be on the safe side.
- pick up a tough case: there are plenty of cases available for Kindle. Picking up a tough case for your trips is a smart idea. Why take any chances when you don’t have to?
- don’t forget your adapter: some folks take their Kindles with them on the plane but put their accessories in their checked luggage. As a rule of thumb, never ever separate your Kindle from its adapter & cables.
- pick up a stand: some people prefer using their Kindles or other gadgets hands-free during their trips. You can pick up a compact and portable stand for your device to handle the job.
- don’t lose sight of your gadget: Kindle is so compact, it is almost too easy to lose it. Don’t just abandon your Kindle when you are on a plane. Also make sure to remind yourself to take it with you when you leave.
- add your contact information to your device: losing your Kindle is not the end of the world. Someone may be able to find it and return it to you. For that to happen, you need to make sure the finder can get your contact information off your device. It never hurts to attach your address label to the front of your Kindle. You may also want to create a file named “Contact Me” and upload it to your Kindle prior to your trip.
- backup everything: it never hurts to create backups of all your e-books (non-Amazon ones) and documents on your Kindle before taking your device with you for a trip. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
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