Your electronics need extra care when it comes time to lay out on the
sand. You may enjoy going to the beach, but all that water, sand, wind
and sunscreen can be a death knell for your phone, tablet or camera.  Apartment Therapy.com makes sure you and your gadgets survive the summer!

you prefer to read your magazines or books on a screen rather than
paper, make sure you bring the best device for the job.  The Kindle has
an eInk display which keeps the print dark and glare from being a
problem, even in bright sunlight.  So ditch the iPad and bring your
Kindle on vacation to enjoy the latest trashy summer read.

course you wouldn’t bring your phone, tablet or other portable
electronic into the water, but that doesn’t mean it won’t get splashed
or a gust of wind won’t knock sand into its seams.  Prevent catastrophe
by keeping your gadgets in ziplock baggies.

Want to groove while
you swim?  Bring a small waterproof speaker.  That way you can tote
along your tunes wherever you go and make sure your picnic has a great

Sunscreen can wreak havoc on technical devices’
finishes, so before you answer a call or snap a photo, make sure your
hands are nice and dry.

Finally, sun can do a number on your
electronics, so keep them in the shade to prevent them from getting too
hot.  Also, just bring the bare necessities.  You are supposed to be
enjoying nature, right?  Don’t get too plugged in and keep some of those
tech toys back at the apartment.