iPad Insurance and Protection

iPad Survives 60-Foot Crash Test Thanks To G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case

None of the high school Science classes that I ever attended did any of the fun stuff like you see in the movies or on TV; like dropping an egg from a ladder, or having to take care of an egg like it's a baby. We did dissect a frog once, but someone used a stink bomb in class, and the teacher canceled all future dissections. Not a very effective punishment if you ask me.

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Maybe that's why this video has me so excited. Imagine being able to throw an iPad off a cherry picker to see what happens. That's exactly what the creators of the G-Form Extreme Portfolio Case did to prove that their iPod case actually protects your device. In a video published on YouTube, the G-Force team demonstrates how a hard and soft tablet case survives a 60-foot drop onto pavement. You can see the results below.

SquareTrade Offering Guaranteed Buyback with iPad 2 Warranties

In a press release earlier this week, SquareTrade, the leading online provider of supplemental warranties for consumer electronics, announced it is now offering a buyback guarantee at no additional cost as an accompaniment to its iPad 2 warranty. Many retailers, such as Best Buy, offer similar buyback guarantees for prices as high as $69.99.

Buyback warranties have become popular lately, as manufacturers trend towards shorter and shorter product release cycles. Many consumers have become hesitant to upgrade certain devices, for fear that the next generation version of that device is right around the corner. Buyback warranties, by guaranteeing consumers the return of a certain portion of their original purchase price when they trade their device in, aims to reduce this burden.

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How can I get iPad 2 insurance?

Given the high cost and fragility of the iPad, many owners want to protect their investment with an extended warranty or insurance policy designed specifically to protect the iPad.

There are a variety of options available for iPad owners that want extra protection. Please refer to our original FAQ detailing how to get insurance for the iPad for more information.

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SquareTrade 25% Off Coupon Expires 4/30

Looking for accidental damage and spill protection for your brand new iPad? SquareTrade is offering a 25% discount until April 30th on the purchase of an iPad warranty. The plan offers full coverage for drops, accidental breakage, water damage and more with no deductible.

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To redeem your 25% discount at purchase, enter the coupon code IPAD25IPAD at checkout. This great deal is part of our April iPad Accessory-A-Day Giveaway contest. There's still time to enter and win a free Hard Candy or Griffin case for your iPad.

Review: Worth Ave. Group iPad Insurance

After dropping several hundred dollars on an iPad, most users will be interested in protecting their device. Apple's tablet is designed to go anywhere, however this also means a high level of risk for breakage, theft and even water damage. The obvious way to protect the iPad is to purchase a case or cover, however this is not a full-proof solution.

The included iPad warranty from Apple will protect against manufacturing defects, but AppleCare doesn't cover broken touch screens, vandalism or theft. Statistics show that most tablet and laptop computer failures are due to physical damage.

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Worth Ave. Group provides insurance policies to cover a wide variety of adverse events that could happen to your iPad, including theft. AppleCare will not cover any damages from handling, much less damage from fire, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes or lightning strikes.

Review: SquareTrade iPad Insurance

Well you've just spent between $499 and $829 for your iPad, how can you be sure your investment is protected in the event of an accident? Apple's tablet is extremely portable, which also means exposure to the elements and a constant risk of breakage in transit. The included iPad warranty from Apple will protect against manufacturing defects, but AppleCare doesn't cover cracked screens or water damage.

Statistics indicate that most tablet and notebook failures are due to accidental damage. SquareTrade, a licensed insurance provider, offers iPad protection that fully covers accidental damage from handling (ADH), among other things. The company has been in business since 1999 and has sold millions of warranties.

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According to SquareTrade, "drops, spills, water damage, battery failures or any other failures from normal use or accidental damage" are all covered under their plans. This is the key difference between SquareTrade's insurance and other coverage options such as AppleCare.

SquareTrade to Offer iPad Insurance

SquareTrade, a third party company that sells insurance/warranty policies for a wide range of technological gadgets, announced recently that it will unsurprisingly offer coverage for the yet-to-be-released Apple iPad. SquareTrade's policies offer an additional period of coverage extending beyond the original manufacturer's warranty on most devices and also offer accidental damage coverage, similar to many coverage plans for mobile phones.

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Although the details of Apple's AppleCare warranty for the iPad are yet unknown, it is assumed that it will -- like all other AppleCare warranties -- fail to protect device owners in the event of accidental damage. SquareTrade expects iPad owners to

How can I get iPad insurance?

Many of our readers are already asking how they should go about protecting their iPad once they're able to purchase one. Considering that consumers will be paying between $499 and $829 for their iPad, and the portable (and thus heavily handled) nature of the iPad, most iPad owners want to be confident that their investment will be protected in the event of an accident.

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