How To Protect Your Gadgets From The Cold This Winter

Winter is almost here, which means colder weather, will soon be upon us. As humans, we take care of ourselves when it gets cold by wearing our favorite sweaters, or jackets, to keep warm, but what do we do to protect gadgets from the cold?

Protecting gadgets from the cold should not be taken lightly. Gadgets and electronics can be severely damaged by the cold if not taken care of properly. Here are some tips for you, so that you can protect your gadgets. Additionally, you can create all these items that are there on this list on your own with the help of the DIY projects that listed at With just a few simple steps you can create a unique and handy case that you can use to protect your gadgets from winter.

Protective Cases

If you are going to be out in the elements, or if you know that you will be leaving electronics in your car, you should invest in a protective case or bag. There are lots of cases and bags available for most electronics that will protect your gadget from the cold. A lot of them are even weather resistant or weatherproof. This is an easy, inexpensive way to protect tech products from the cold.

Use Body Heat

If at all possible you should keep your gadgets and tech items as close to your body as possible. The heat that your body generates will help fight of the cold and it will help protect your gadgets. Pockets are a great way to protect tech products. Cell phones, cameras or MP3 players can easily be placed in an inside pocket of your jacket, or In the pocket of your pants.

Hand Warmers

Hand warmers are excellent when it comes to protecting gadgets from the cold. They are cheap and readily available from most stores at this time of year. Take a hand warmer and a small piece of tape if you have some and tape the hand warmer to your gadget. The few extra degrees of heat will help protect your electronics from the cold weather. You can also use a hand warmer in your pocket so that you can keep gadgets that are in your pockets a few degrees warmer.

Ziploc Bags

If you do not want to spend twenty or thirty dollars on a case, you can use a Ziploc bag to help protect your gadgets from the cold. If you absolutely must leave your electronics in your car for a period of time, place them inside a Ziploc bag. The barrier it creates will help protect your gadgets from cold, maybe not as much as a proper bag or case would, but any protection is better than none. Ziploc bags will also help fight against condensation.

If you do leave your gadgets outside in the cold for an extended period of time, they can become susceptible to condensation. To prevent damage from condensation, take the gadget to a warm room and place it in a Ziploc bag. The condensation will gather on the bag and not the electronics. Never turn on the gadget until it is at room temperature. I hope these tips help you protect your gadgets from the cold.