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Handheld Device or Petri Dish?: The Disgusting Truth About Smartphones

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

dirty dropped iphone

No matter how many times we wash our hands, there is no amount of disinfecting that can assure us that we won’t be coming into contact with any kind of vector of viruses or bacteria. These unassuming yet potentially sinister agents could come in many forms, including the ubiquitous smartphone. Yes, you heard it right. Your most treasured handheld device is one of the filthiest things in your life right now, with 11,020 germs per square inch — more ghastly than your average toilet seat, with only 50 bacteria per square inch, according to studies conducted by Dr. Chuck Gerba, Professor of Microbiology at the University of Arizona.

It comes as a great surprise to people why a toilet seat, something that is in close proximity to fecal matter, is so much cleaner than the beloved phone. The answer is simple — we fear the filthiness of our toilet seats with the fervor of a thousand suns, which is why we clean it feverishly on a regular basis. Our phones, on the other hand, are with us most of the time that we don’t think much of it coming into contact with so many surfaces that could be breeding grounds for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Escherichia coli, including restaurant tables and human hands (yes, even your very own mitts have betrayed us). Couple that with the heat generated by our bodies and the device itself, and you get a thriving germ ecosystem right in the palm of your hands.

dirty iPhone on the ground

If you think this is alarming, you are not alone. So how can you help mitigate the number of germs on your phone? Two things come to mind: Cleaning your device religiously and investing in anti-bacterial phone screen treatments.

The first one is rather obvious. One must find products that not only clean your phone, but also disinfect them. Avoid spritzing water on your device as the excess moisture can damage its circuitry. Also stay away from using body wipes since they are soaked in lots of alcohol that could seep into your phone’s system and cause irreparable harm. Use only antibacterial wipes that are manufactured specifically to clean and disinfect electronics.

The second one is a bit hard to track down since not a lot of the phone screen treatments in the market can hit the nail on the head when it comes to effective anti-bacterial properties. Lucky for you we have just the solution — Liquipel’s GhostGuard Invisible Screen Protection Package.

GhostGuard is mainly recognized for protecting your smartphone’s screen from cracks and scratches brought about by untoward external forces, but not a lot of people know of its great anti-microbial feature. While some products only claim to have 99.9% bacterial protection, GhostGuard offers a totally germ-free surface — limiting cross-contamination between your skin and your phone and leaving you and your family less vulnerable to contagions.

Waste time no further! Get yourself and everyone you love a GhostGuard Invisible Screen Protection Package and live a healthier, more secured life today!

Drawing Strength From Solidarity — The Liquipel Campaign

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Amidst the dread and mud, the people of Houston, Texas came home to a city that has been reduced to mere ruins. Mother Nature has proven to be, time and time again, a wicked muse. Wherever you look gray, insidious flood waters were generous with their rations, making what once were green grass, paved roads and bricked sidewalks disappear from view. It was clear Harvey wasn’t made to be finicky, sentencing both the affluent and destitute. Residents are at a loss, both for hope and words, as they try to salvage what the tempest left in its wake.

As of today, the death toll from the squall has reached a heartbreaking number of 63 while several thousands more are displaced. In a time when resolve is weak, when anger and sadness envelop the soul, look for the helpers — these are angels disguised as ordinary people who step up and extend a helping hand to those who need it the most. They are living testaments that even though mankind is not without his faults, he is still capable of doing good.

We at Liquipel know of this truth and believe in it fervently. In part of our interest to help make life tolerable for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, we are donating 10% of our total profits to charities assisting in the recovery efforts for the melancholy residents of Houston, Texas.

Join us in our cause by purchasing our GhostGuard Invisible Screen Protection package from our online store or from partner outlets, such as Sam’s club and Wal-Mart. Help make the world a tad better as you enjoy award-winning screen protection for your phone. Support our mission today!

3 Accessories That Protect Your Phone Without Obstructing its Design

Friday, September 1st, 2017

While smartphones are essential to daily living, they can come at such exorbitant prices. The fact that they’re becoming more delicate than ever doesn’t help with the anxiety of keeping them shiny and safe. It’s as if the more manufacturers pack their smartphones with all these amazing features, the more fragile their cases become.

So like any normal yet anxiety-ridden smartphone owner, you resort to packing them inside tacky protective cases that do absolutely nothing to showcase your device’s incredible design and sleekness. You may tell yourself that the tradeoff is worth it, but is it really?

Lucky for you, there are other ways to protect your phone from scratches, drops and cracks without having to sacrifice aesthetics. Here are 3 simple yet incredible products that can rid you of your smartphone worries.

1. Gel skins.

Gel skins are accessories that stick to the backs of smartphones with the help of an adhesive that can be peeled off and stuck back on again without leaving any sticky deposits or discolorations on your device. Most gel skins come in all sorts of colors, some even match your phone’s color perfectly that you’d have to check twice just to make sure it’s there.

The great thing about gel skins is that they don’t add any noticeable thickness to your device. This way, your phone gets to have the much-needed shock protection while staying true to its size and design. Another feature that you might like about gel skins is that they have an unusual rubbery feel to them that renders your smartphone slip-proof, making them almost impossible to knock off of any flat surface.

The rubber-like texture, however, doesn’t get in the way of ease since your device will slip in and out of your pocket with no trouble at all. One caveat the gel skin has is that it does nothing to protect your phone’s screen from cracking.

2. Phone rings

Phone rings have only been in the market for a short time but people already can’t use their devices properly without one. If you suffer from a severe case of butterfingers, you could certainly use one.

Phone rings are designed in a way that, when installed properly, makes it virtually impossible for you to drop your phone. There are two parts to this humble yet brilliant accessory: a plastic base that is fitted on the back of your smartphone or flat-back case and a metal ring that extends from the base. All you have to do is slip one of your fingers through the metal ring and you now have a firm grip on your smartphone with little-to-no chances of ever dropping it.

The metal ring is able to rotate so as to make sure that your hand is comfortable in any angle. The ring can also be used as a landscape stand for your phone when you’re watching videos or video chatting via Skype, FaceTime or Facebook Messenger.

While the phone ring addresses a horde of issues in a much affordable and attractive way, it still can’t safeguard your phone’s screen from cracks or scratches, which brings us to…

3. Screen protectors

Regular screen protectors are already exceedingly thin, with some around 0.15mm. But did you know that they can still get thinner? A lot thinner.
Simple liquid screen protectors can be found flooding the market today. They are one of the thinnest in the world but can protect your phone from unforgiving external forces as much as the regular glass slab.

The amazing thing about this protective accessory is that it’s not even an accessory, but more like a screen coating that has up to 9 sapphire hardness. Nano liquid glass protectors can make your phone screen invulnerable from irreversible cracks and scratches, preserving its perfect luster for a really long time.
If you pair this screen protector with either a high-quality gel case or a sturdy phone ring, you will significantly lower your phone’s chances of getting unsightly cracks on its screen or dents on its original casing.

If you think about it, you certainly don’t need to sacrifice your phone’s tasteful design to keep your phone looking brand new. Liquipel’s GhostGuard Protection Package comes with a simple wipe on glass-like screen protector that is considered the thinnest in the world.

GhostGuard is created using Liquipel’s award-winning nano coating technology and is sure to safeguard your phone from shattered screens and your wallet from costly repairs. With GhostGuard, you get to protect your phone without the help of tacky or bulky casings. GhostGuard is the invisible protection your phone needs.

5 Ways to Keep Your Phone Safe During Festivals

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Albeit fun and exciting for you and your friends, festivals can rain hell on your phone if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Fickle weather, accidental drops and sticky hands are just some of the threats that your smartphone will face while you’re in the midst of festival euphoria.
But, fear not! There are several ways to protect your phone from all the elements and ensure that you go home with it still functional and in one piece. Here are 7 ways to keep your phone safe during festivals.

Get phone insurance.

Festivals are notorious for lost phones and you would enjoy yourself better knowing that you could easily get a replacement if you lose the one you already have through a decent phone insurance plan.

Phone insurance isn’t as expensive as what most people think. Deductibles are way cheaper than non-contract smartphones and a small price to pay when you’re a person who heavily relies on a phone for work or daily life.

Bring an extra battery pack.

Bringing an extra battery pack will ensure that you have further power source when your phone’s juice runs out. This is crucial if you happen to lose your phone in the festival venue. Just see to it that you buy a battery pack from your phone’s manufacturer since third-party products could cause potential damage to your device.

Place your phone in a secure pouch.

With all the moving and grooving that you’re going to do, merely sliding your phone inside your back-pocket would be a bad idea. It’s important to place your device inside a pouch that’s protected from sticky fingers and the elements, such as rain and mud. If you don’t have a waterproof pouch, you can always wear something with zip-up pockets.

Activate your phone’s tracking feature.


Activating your phone’s tracking feature is key when going out and about in crowded places. Before leaving your home, make sure your battery is fully charged and activate the tracker so you’ll have one less thing to worry about.

If your phone does not have a phone tracking feature, worry not. You can easily download an app from a secured site before you start partying.

Get a reliable protective phone case.


Festivals are a real treat, most especially if the music is right up your alley. You can make the most out of the whole experience by worrying about your phone less and dancing to your favorite tunes more. Get yourself a reliable ArmorTEK case that comes with a shatterproof screen guard like Liquipel’s SafeGuard Protection Package so that your phone is protected from the detrimental effects of accidental drops and blunt force.

Whatever kind of festival you’re going to, just make sure to follow the 5 ways to keep your phone safe mentioned above and have fun!

GhostGuard: Your Phone’s Guardian Angel

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

For years, we have been subjected to the torture of seeing a beloved phone accidentally fall down a flight of stairs or skim, face-down, along the side of the street. More often than not, they always succumb to the effects of such trauma and die a tragic death. And if they are spared from these unfortunate events, they are often exposed to blunt force trauma that cause their screens to shatter. You’re lucky if you can still see the screen properly, because then you can still use it with the risk of getting your fingers impaled by shards of glass.

Yes, it’s a tough world out there for a smartphone. It’s next to impossible to avoid scratches or cracks on your phone screen, especially if you live a very active lifestyle. There have been a number of products on the market that promise you protection for your phone screen against cracks and scratches without the added bulk, but none of them hold a candle to what Liquipel’s GhostGuard can offer you.

You may be wondering, “How on earth can such a thin coating provide such a reliable kind of protection for my phone?” The answer is simple.

Created by award-winning nanocoating technology, GhostGuard is made specifically for people who are tired of shattered screens, high insurance deductibles, costly repairs and bulky protective cases. It is an invisible liquid screen protector that, when dry, is able to shield screens from scrapes and cracks because of its 9H sapphire hardness — all for an affordable price of $39.99.

The great thing about this product is that it’s not limited to smartphones alone. You can also use Liquipel’s GhostGuard for tablets and wearable devices, regardless of their make or model. Another amazing feature is that the surface has anti-microbial qualities that inhibit germs from growing, keeping you and other people who borrow your phone safe from contagions.

And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough for you, Liquipel’s GhostGuard comes with a very convenient $100 “You Break It, We Fix It” guarantee as well as a year’s worth of protection plan. This is because the folks at Liquipel have so much faith in the tech behind GhostGuard and what it can offer to its consumers.

Say goodbye to worrying about scratches and cracks on your device’s screen for good by purchasing one of Liquipel’s proven and tested products today! We promise you, you won’t be sorry.

3 Best Dive Sites In The World

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Underwater life has fascinated us ever since we were children. Whether it was because we watched The Little Mermaid too many times, or were big fans of Waterworld growing up, we can’t deny how truly mesmerizing sea life is… or how luscious Kevin Costner’s hair was in that film.

Floating through underwater currents while basking in the view of the rich and diverse marine life is one for the books. The experience is a different one each time and that’s what attracts every diver out there. While there are countless places that offer great dives, only very few stand out. Here are 3 of the best dive sites in the world today.

Barracuda Point, Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Barracuda Point, located northeast of Sipadan Island, is Malaysia’s most well-known dive site. The site got its name from the thousands of barracuda that thrive there, swirling by the hundreds around eager divers — which is to say that experiencing this first-hand would be much like starring in the movie Sharknado, minus the awful CGI, terrible acting and silly plotline.

Barracuda Point is also home to a plethora of marine life, including turtles, batfish, whitetip sharks and nudibranchs. To say that this world-class dive site is the stuff dreams are made of would be an understatement. It’s sunny all year round and a cool, soothing breeze is never far off.

Blue Corner Wall, Palau, Micronesia

For the adventurous folks out there, the strong and unpredictable currents in Blue Corner Wall would definitely get your heart rates up. Apart from tough currents, another thing that makes this site a challenging dive is because it’s infested with sharks and a myriad of large sea creatures that may or may not have a taste for unsuspecting divers. So, dive at your own peril.

If sharks and robust currents don’t faze you, then you’re in for a real treat because excitement lurks at every corner. As you float in the calm blue waters, an overwhelming concentration of other forms of marine life will suddenly interrupt the stillness as they go into a feeding frenzy. If you move fast enough, you’ll be able to catch it all on camera. If you don’t, then you just might get eaten alive! I’m kidding, of course!

The Yongala, Queensland, Australia

If history and tragedies are your thing, the SS Yongala wreck site might just be what you’re looking for. After the SS Yongala went missing during a cyclone in 1911, it took more than 40 years before it was found again. Now, it is an underwater refuge for sharks, turtles, sea snakes, eagle rays and even humpback whales.

Up to this day, no one really knows for sure what happened to the SS Yongala, which makes the mystery that shrouds its fate fodder to diving enthusiasts from all over the globe. The whole experience has proven to be a mix of awe and melancholia for all those who have seen it and one that elicits envy for those who haven’t.

 

If there’s one thing you can’t do in places like the ones mentioned above, it’s staying on the shore and lounging under the sun. Sure, it’s safer and you get to have a beautiful bronzed glow afterwards, but you won’t live your life to the fullest.

So, get your diving gear and camera phones ready and go on a dive tomorrow! Just make sure that your phone’s protected by a reliable <ahref=”https://www.liquipel.com/products/aquaguard”>waterproof case like the ones from Liquipel. Have fun!

8 World Cuisines You Need to Try Right Now

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

One of the most exciting things to do when visiting a foreign country for the first time is to check out the local dishes. However, most tourists make the same mistake — in an effort to avoid food poisoning, they opt for the safest choices, which are usually fast-food alternatives that are a dime a dozen back home. What they don’t realize is that they are robbing themselves of the opportunity to create and enjoy new gastronomic experiences.

When traveling, don’t be afraid to ask the locals where the best dining places are. That way, you are sure that the places are so safe and clean that even residents frequent them. This article talks about just a handful of mouthwatering dishes that you need to try whenever you’re in one of the countries below.  They may not be as great at grandma’s cooking, but these dishes certainly come close.

 

Argentina

This country in South America is best known for beef and empanadas, but those are not the only things they have to offer. Believe it or not, their dulce de leche- and malbec-flavored ice cream are among the best in the world, according to luxury travel expert Leah Reilley of Artisans of Leisure. If you’re in the mood for cheese, don’t leave the Argentine lands without sampling provoleta — a smoky provolone variant that’s barbecued and sprinkled with oregano. As far as simple dishes go, it is one of the best. As for native Andean cuisines, make sure to get a heaping bowl of a delicious and hearty stew of corn, beans, squash and meat called locro.

Brazil

No trip here is complete without a culinary visit to the state of Bahia. First thing to order: Moqueca de peixe, a fish (and sometimes shrimp) stew made with tomatoes and coconut milk, says Reilley. For a satisfying weekend lunch – not unlike American brunch – feijoada, a heavy stew of beans, meat and sausage served with rice, can be found all over Brazil. If you’re looking for something lighter while you get some sun and sand, fresh grilled fish with tomato-and-onion salad coupled with a cold bottle of Brahma beer is a perfect beach meal.

China

In Beijing, the restaurants in the alleyways of Qian Men are renowned for hot pots or huo guo, says Anita Lo, executive chef at Annisa in New York. Here you’ll find the streets are lined with boiling pots filled with soup ingredients. Its excellent selections range from Mongolian specialties – best known for lamb and mutton dishes – and spicy Szechuan.

Some 600-plus miles away, Shanghai is best known for its street food, especially soup dumplings. But don’t stop there, advises Lo. Sheng jian bao or steamed pork bun, makes for a perfect snack, while jian bing or egg-based crepes with a bean sauce or chili smear, is a local power breakfast.

India

Word of advice: Avoid the street food. Try to score an invite to a local dinner table rather than settle for street vendors. Many locals are vegetarian, but Indian cuisine includes a variety of delicious meat and seafood. Grilled minced lamb or seekh kebabs, are a staple of Tandoori cooking, while the nation’s coastal regions are renowned for masala (spiced) fish or prawns. Natives advise caution when eating seafood during the monsoon months of June to August due to the increase in water-borne diseases.

While India conjures up images of curries, other more exotic local specialties are worth digging around for. In North India, never say no to chaat or paani-puri. These delicious crispy crackers are dressed up with condiments of the sweet and spicy variety. If you’re in the south, say Kerala, don’t leave without trying fresh coconut. Traveling tappers climb coconut trees, tap the fruit’s blossom and decant the sap into a bottle. As the day progresses, the liquid becomes increasingly intoxicating, transforming from a light, fizzy drink mid-morning and to a seriously strong alcoholic ferment by evening, says Thy Trang, founder of the Asian Culinary Forum.

Italy

Eat lampredotto, a special street-cart sandwich, when you’re in Florence, says David Rocco, producer and host of David Rocco’s La Dolce Vita, launching on the Cooking Channel this month. When friends visit, he reveals the secret ingredients only after they’ve savored it: chili sauce, salsa verde and cow’s stomach. “Don’t look at it before it’s cooked — it looks like a brain. But one bite and you’re hooked.”

Pizza not exotic enough for you? The pizza in Naples has a “DOP” stamp of approval from the Italian government to authenticate it. The ingredients are simply dough and a rich marinara sauce with oregano. In this case, native is best. “Locals say there’s something in the water density in Naples that guarantees you will never have a pizza like it anywhere else in the world,” says Rocco.

If you’re lucky enough to be around during the autumn truffle season, try uova con tartufi — fried eggs with truffle oil. It can’t be found on restaurant menus, but chefs from Tuscany and Umbria will know exactly what you mean if you ask for it.

Japan

You can get great sushi almost everywhere, so when you’re in Japan it’s worth trying other delicacies. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto recommends trying okonomiyaki, a savory pancake (or Japanese pizza) from his hometown of Hiroshima. This dish is made with batter, vegetables, seaweed, meat, a sweet sauce resembling Worcestershire and Japanese mayonnaise. Other Morimoto regional favorites include anago-meshi or sea eel rice, and tonkotsu ramen from Hakata, a pork-bone white soup with ramen noodles.

Lebanon

Many dishes, such as a delicious chickpea spread called hummus, are prevalent throughout the Middle East. But when you’re in Beirut, don’t leave without trying mezze, a selection of starters with dips like hummus and baba ganoush, fresh vegetables, olives and leavened bread that could be a meal in itself.

Lebanese cuisine relies heavily on poultry and meat, especially lamb, grilled or served in a stew. Lebanon also has a growing wine industry, but only order if you’re handed a wine menu since traditional Islamic law generally prohibits drinking alcohol.

Russia

“The best meals are worth the money in Russia,” says Reilley. If you see solyanka on the menu, don’t hesitate to order it. This salty, sour and often spicy soup combined with meat or fish and topped with smetana, Russian sour cream, is delicious.

Borscht and pelmeni (dumplings) are ubiquitous in Russia, but experiment with different varieties; salmon and wild mushroom pelmeni are Reilley’s recommendations. Borscht can be spiced up with roasted apples and smoked goose breast. If you find the time, a culinary side trip to Georgia or Armenia in search of Azerbaijani plov, a spiced rice dish cooked with meat and dried fruit, is worth the journey.

It pays to do your research about what gastronomic pleasures each place you travel to can offer because you’ll never know what you’ll uncover. Keep family and friends updated by posting photos not just of the food, but of the spectacular scenery as well. Just don’t forget to have your gadgets’ screens protected with GhostGuard, no matter the make or model.

10 Ways to Protect Your Phone While on a Trip

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Staying connected online while going on vacation is necessary in this age of social media because you wouldn’t want to miss out on taking awesome snaps of the places you’ll go to. Apart from that, smartphones also make a lot of things possible — from making reservations, tracking directions to booking plane tickets. This is why you have to make sure your phone survives the whole trip. Check out the 10 ways you can safeguard your device from irrevocable damage so you can make the most out of your trip.

Be extra careful on the beach.

Extreme temperatures at the beach, along with salty water and hot sand, can spell disaster for your phone. To prevent any major damage, invest in a good waterproof case. Protect your mobile from the sun using a case with a thin but secure cover and keep it away from direct sunlight to avoid overheating.

Keep a portable charger.

When you’re on the road, chances are there will be periods when you have to go without any source of power in case your phone runs out of juice. Avoid dealing with a dead battery by carrying around a portable charger. This will help extend your phone’s battery life during emergencies.

Power down.

It’s a good idea to turn your phone off for a while when it’s not in use. This will help you conserve battery life as well as reduce the damaging effects of extreme temperatures. In case of water damage, immediately turning your mobile off can prevent its system from short-circuiting.

Take extra anti-theft precautions.

Always be wary of leaving your device unattended in public spaces. Small body bags with useful and secure pockets are a good option to keep your valuables close and safe.

Implement security features on your phone, such as password protection and tracking, to protect your personal information and easily trace the device’s location just in case it gets misplaced or stolen.

Purchase insurance.

Finally, it’s always a good idea to get covered and prepare for any possible untoward scenario. Insure your phone and get coverage for any type of damage, including common ones such as dropping and breaking.

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Protection in one go…

All you need for your trip is the right kind of protection for your phone. Now you can reap the benefits of a completely worry-free trip by getting the AquaGuard protection package! This lightweight water-resistant case is made of the thinnest, most durable material that protects your phone from more than just water. Go underwater safely with the help of a heavy-duty casing that fits like a glove on your device. Capture your adventures like never before by visiting Liquipel’s website today!

5 Reasons Why You Need to Book Your Next Trip ASAP

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

When stress gets the best of you, you would most likely be advised to take a much-needed break on a gorgeous white sand beach with a tropical margarita in one hand and a good book in the other, or go on a long, refreshing hike up a mountain with breathtaking scenery — all for good reason.

From a scientific standpoint, traveling has been hailed as one of the best cures for your soul as well as your physical and mental health. Below are some awesome benefits of traveling and why you should immediately plan your next trip after reading this:

1. Promotes a healthy body.

Traveling gives you more opportunities to live an active life. Even when you’re on a cruise ship or a remote island, you are forced to move because there are a lot of sights to see and things to experience and it would be an immense shame if you were to let that just pass you by. Physical movement lowers blood pressure and the risks of heart problems. Your whole cardiovascular system will thank you for it.

2. Sharpens your brain.
Travel keeps your brain sharp. The brain, like every other organ in your body, needs constant exercise. Otherwise, it would atrophy. Each time your brain is introduced to new experiences and unfamiliar surroundings, it becomes challenged and builds resilience so degeneration is kept at bay. You expand your horizons whenever you travel, leading the brain to constantly adapt and be on high alert.

3. Helps you cope with stress better.

Most of us are living life in the fast lane. Though it does have its perks, it also means we are living in an environment plagued with stress and anxiety. Stress, in little amounts, does the body good but too much is harmful for the heart and other organs. Getting away from the stresses of everyday life helps you cope with it even better. In fact, it allows your brain to relax and detach from problems for a little while. When you start to not think of ways to solve an issue, you’re giving your mind ample time to recuperate and that is when it sorts things out for you. Once you get back to work, it’ll be so much easier for you to troubleshoot the same problems that you once thought were impossible to overcome.

4. Amplifies your creativity.

Artists usually travel to get away from a debilitating creative block. They mostly jet out to places that they want to write or paint about, or simply a place that somehow puts their ideas into the right perspective. The brain’s adaptability is enhanced when neural pathways are influenced by environmental stimuli and new experiences. This means that travel can spark different synapses in the brain, thus enhancing creativity.

5. Increases sociability and connection to your inner self.

When we travel, we find opportunities to meet new people from different walks of life and experience cultures that we would never get a chance to encounter if we just stayed at home. Traveling exposes us to the unknown and triggers us to ask for guidance or directions from locals to get to know the best places to eat or visit. This creates a sense of connection towards the people around you whether they are locals or fellow travelers.

On top of the social bridges you get to build, you will also have the opportunity to uncover your true self and the things that enrich your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Research has shown that when you go out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself in the unknown, you strengthen your personal identity – including your values and beliefs – and boost your confidence.

So what are you waiting for? Plan that itinerary, pack your bags, book that ticket and get yourself an AQUAGUARD to keep your phone protected from virtually anything, especially water damage. Pick one up at our shop now!

5 Ways You Can Protect Your Phone (Without Even Trying)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Smartphones aren’t exactly the most durable devices., but they’re so essential to daily life that they are easily subjected to different elements, making them vulnerable to breakage and other types of damage. This is why it’s a good idea to take extra care and know what steps to take to avoid damage.

Here are five of the top tips you can follow to make sure your phone stays protected, without breaking a sweat.

1. Get a good quality phone case.

Cases are your friend when it comes to preventing scuffed corners, cracked screens and more. Users who are prone to handing over their devices to kids would do well with a reliable protective case to avoid permanent damage. Buy a case with a raised lip or beveled edge so that it really holds your phone and keeps everything intact even if you drop it. You also need a case that has a grip so that your phone won’t slip so easily from your hands.

2. Put your phone in your bag, not your pocket.

Shirt and pants pockets are the most common places you keep your phone safe and close to your person. But if you keep it in a shirt pocket and you lean down, it’s gonna fall. And if you keep it in your back pocket, I can’t imagine it being very comfortable for you or secure for your phone. Your best bet is putting it in the bag or the suitcase you bring with you everyday, so you know you won’t accidentally sit on it on the subway.

3. Keep your eyes forward.

Texting while walking can lead to bumping into people and stationary objects, which can result in dropping and breaking your phone. If you find that you need to send a text while in a crowded area, sit down or step aside for a bit so you can concentrate. Tempered glass screen protectors are also a good idea just to make sure that you won’t end up breaking your screen.

4. Install a phone stand on your car dashboard.

Sometimes, you’re in a hurry and you toss your phone on the seat or even forget that you put it on the roof of your car. Just to keep things in check, make sure that you have a designated spot for your phone in your car. This is where phone holders come in, allowing you to drive and still be able to use your phone for calls, directions and more. Of course, texting while driving is a non-negotiable no.

5. Stay away from water. 

Beaches, lakes and pools are just some of the most picturesque places to take your phone to. But your phone isn’t a fish. Water can be dangerous for your phone if you’re not careful. Always leave your phone in a dry place, if you can help it, but if you must take it with you when you’re out in the water, then make sure to invest in a high-quality waterproof case. Other places where your phone could take a swim include toilets, bathtubs and sinks, so be extra careful.

Bonus: Top quality protection is the answer!

Prevention is always best when it comes to your phone, so opt for a device protection package that lets you enjoy all your activities without having to worry. Whether you need protection from water, snow, dust or breakage, you can find what you need at Liquipel.

Best of all, getting the protection you want and need is easy with the SafeGuard Protection Package — you get a shockproof case, screen protector and phone insurance all for the price of one!

Don’t take chances when it comes to your phone. Make sure to make the right choice for protection.