Water Proofing

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  1. jboyd1829

    jboyd1829 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hey guys, I've got a Toshiba Tecra M4 that I carry to class every day to take notes. After seeing wet stuff falling from the sky once I realized how dangerous this was on my tablet. I carry it in my backpack and was wondering if there was a way to either water proof my backpack or have some medium within my backpack to keep water from damaging my laptop. Thanks for the help.

    Jared
     
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    I recently got a new backpack that was waterresistant/proof, it had overlapping protectors around zippers and the material was all waterproof
    I made sure to get one that resiisted the water because i knew i was getting one

    Some other kids who have older backpacks and their laptops, many just wrap their laptop in a towel and leave it in a plastic bag(walmart/publix??) and put it in their backpack.

    also advise to carry an umbrella and keep yourself dryer as well as your laptop(reduce chance of it getting wet even with protection)
     
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    Haha, that's a really good idea, Barry! I've heard of Scotchguard-ing the seat fabric in your car, but it will work well for backpacks, too.
     
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    That's a neat trick Barry... Nice one. ......[​IMG]
     
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    I use rain-x on the car windows, but it's for glass (wouldn't try that on the tablet screen or plastic).
     
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    Um, unless there is a flood going on in your backpack your tablet will be fine.
     
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    Okay, I'm going to ask a very stupid question but heck, it's gone two in the morning, I'm tired and clearly in need of a brain drain...

    ...why would you want to waterproof glass?
     
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    Condensation? I have no idea...
     
  10. {NOC}MONK

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    It doesn't so much waterproof the glass as much as it reduces the surface tension of the glass to water so the rain will bead up and swiftly fall off of the windshield so that you do not have to use your windshield wipers nearly as much and the vier is much clearer. It acts very similar to Teflon.

    ;)
     
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