As the owner of an iPhone 4S and a New Yorker who travels around town every day, I’m constantly worried about my phone breaking in an accident or getting stolen. I bought Applecare+ the day I got the phone, but even that better-than-average warranty doesn’t cover theft or loss. Enter the just-launched Protect Your Bubble, a company selling gadget insurance in an age where people carry around some of the most expensive items they own at all times.

With individual policies for smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras, and more, the company aims to give paranoid folks like me a little peace of mind. “This is about protecting what’s important in your life,” Steven Ebbett, Director of Protect Your Bubble, told VentureBeat. “We’re trying to educate consumers about the value of what’s in their hands. Replacing a lost iPhone is extremely expensive and many consumers don’t realize just how costly it is.”

Since our phones are so frighteningly important to us, having next-day replacement available probably would comfort some people. The service, as of today, is available to anyone the U.S. It might seem like a hassle, but hey, when you drop your Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the toilet or your Nikon DSLR gets smacked against a cobblestone while getting that perfect shot of the running of the bulls, you’d be glad to have it. Would you consider getting gadget insurance on your smartphone, camera, or laptop? Phone being stolen photo: Adrian Britton/Shutterstock Filed under: mobile

View original post here:

Smartphone stolen or broken? Protect Your Bubble will replace it in a day

About the author

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get notified of our weekly selection of news

You May Also Like

Business Urged to Leverage 5G at Thailand 5G Summit 2022

Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said driving digital technology and innovations is crucial for promoting the utilization of 5G, while also expanding opportunities for the business and civic sectors.

What Are Digital Signatures and What Businesses Need to Know

While digital signatures have been gaining popularity for years, their usage has exploded due to COVID-19, as many companies have shifted to remote or hybrid work models and conduct most of their business electronically.

How fintechs are revolutionising remittances in emerging markets

Remittance flows tend to be more stable than broader capital flows. They also tend to be countercyclical, increasing during downturns or catastrophes, when other capital flows generally dwindle.