Tablets are one of the hottest commodities around, with new models and even brands making their way to the market.
And with them come the cases for keeping them in perfect working condition.
As with anything else, it is important to pay attention to the tablet cases and ensure that they are properly taken care of.
Without the right kind of care and attention, the life of a tablet can be significantly reduced and in some cases, diminished entirely.
It is therefore necessary that care be taken to maintain tablet cases, with as much attention as anything else similar. There are several things that can be done to maintain tablet covers, and extend their life.
Given in the list below are some of the most important things to remember, when it comes to maintaining a tablet case.
1.) Protecting Them from Impact
This is one of the most important things to remember when it comes to maintaining tablet cases.
It is true that a lot of them are designed to protect the cases from impact. At the same time however, it is important to avoid dropping them, simply because they come with this impact-resistant feature.
It is important because even if they are said to be impact resistant, there is an upper limit to it. Everything will ultimately have a breaking point, after which it will fall apart.
2.) Removal of Dust and Dirt
Dust and dirt are a part of daily life. They will accumulate in tablet cases, as would be the case anywhere else.
If you happen to have dust and dirt in your tablet case, a simple brush will do fine to remove them. In case they are wet, it is a good idea to let it dry out before you brush it all up.
Also to remember is that certain materials like fabric and leather can be damaged when cleaned using hard brushes. Ensure that you use a soft brush and you will do fine.
3.) Using Water
Some of the tablet cases can be washed with water. The most ideal of them all would be those made using hard materials like metal, fiberglass, plastic, etc.
Other materials like leather and rubber may not react well to being washed with water, and is better off cleaned using other methods.
4.) Using Solvents
Solvents like alcohol and acetone are great for cleaning both hard as well as soft tablet covers.
Although they may not help to clean up dust, they can be useful in sterilizing them of any microbes.
5.) Using Various Chemicals & Abrasives
There are many who think that it is a good idea to use chemicals and abrasives to clean up their tablet covers.
To some extent, this is correct, while in other cases it isn’t. The correct answer will depend on the kind of material the case is made up of. Harder ones are generally more resistant to these substances in comparison to the softer ones.
In other words, softer ones tend to get damaged more easily than the harder ones, when cleaned using these substances.
Do note that there can be exceptions in both the cases.
6.) Detergent Use
Using detergent to wash tablet cases can be very useful, in the case of those made out of cloth.
One thing to make sure before you use detergent is check whether the color used for the cloth is stable or has a tendency to fade out through leakage and dissolution in the water (or the detergent).
7.) Exposure to Sunlight and Other Sources of Heat
Tablet cases tend to be very sensitive to heat, whether from fire or for that matter, the sun.
The heat can damage the tablet’s case on a structural level; leading to damage that is very difficult to repair. In case of materials like plastic, it is likely that the heat can cause it to melt entirely, when subjected to it for a long enough period of time.
8.) Cleaning Tablets in Washing Machines
A few tablet cases can be washed in a washing machine.
Those that are made out of cloth and sometimes even leather can be placed in a washing machine for a wash. It is a good idea to use a mild detergent for washing the same, and putting it on spin for a minimal amount of time.
Do note that this could damage tablet covers that have artworks on them, especially if the pigments are sensitive to water or detergents.
9.) On Dry-cleaning Tablets
This is a rather unconventional but effective idea for washing delicate tablet covers made out of delicate materials; some of the materials here being cloth and leather.
Dry cleaning involves the cleaning of the materials without the use of any water. It is done using a variety of different solvents to clean the material. Although there are a variety of different solvents in use, one of the most important happens to be that of Tetrachloroethylene.
10.) Repairing Damaged Tablets
Last but not the least in the list of tablet case maintenance, is repairs.
Many of the cases will tend to get damaged from time to time, due to impact, use and even abuse. This damage however, isn’t an indication that they need to be discarded.
On the contrary, it is possible for them to be repaired and reused, often for a very long period of time. Some of the ways in which this can be done include,
- Replacing Old Parts –A good example of this include replacing the screw from the moving parts of a tablet case.
- Gluing Together Broken Pieces –Broken pieces from tablet cases, particularly those which are made from plastic or even metal, can be glued back together, to the point where the damage isn’t visible anymore.
- Restoring/Replacing Artworks –This has to do with the artworks on the tablet covers, rather than the tablet covers them. Many people love their tablet covers to be decorated with artworks, which can fade away with the passage of time. These can be replaced or restored, depending on the total amount of damage and deterioration they have undergone.
Do note that the steps mentioned above are some of the most important steps, but not all of them. There are many more like them, which can be done to keep your tablet case in perfect condition.
In all, ensure that you take good care of your tablet case, using the steps mentioned above as well as others like it.
The steps mentioned in the list and others like them will be very helpful in ensuring that your tablet case will last for a very long time, and in turn give your tablet long-lasting protection.