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Hot tip for tablet owners
« on: February 05, 2013, 08:20:23 PM »
Have a tablet and don't want to take it out on the water for fear of getting it wet/salty/sandy?  I've been doing this for 2 years now, and I thought I'd share.  If you have a foodsaver or other similar food storage system, you can put your tablet in a bag, provided your system offers a smooth side, and seal it up.  You can't charge it, or plug anything into it, but if you just want to use your navionics app, or read a book on the boat/beach, this is the ticket.  The touch screen and buttons work like a charm.    I don't pull a full vacuum, just enough to lay the plastic smooth on the screen.  If you pull too much vacuum, your buttons may stick...


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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 09:22:15 PM »
And it will probably cook itself in that bag ..... >:D

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 09:34:30 PM »
Havent had an issue yet, and I've had it out on the boat and the beach several times, but I can't say I've left it in direct sun for an extended period. 
« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 05:20:48 AM by freezerfiller »

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 05:28:18 AM »

 cool trick sir

thank you

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 09:32:34 AM »
Have you tried using a freezer grade zip type food storage bag?
Which tablet you got?  Im running a Samsung Galaxy 10.1
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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 10:14:52 AM »
My daughter has the ASUS transformer, and I have the kindle fire HD.  It is likely going to become my wife's as It doesn't have a gps in it, but I like it otherwise. I haven't tried ziploks, but as long as you can get enough air out to keep smooth contact across the screen, they should work.

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 12:53:52 PM »
I have a galaxy tab. will try it out this weekend. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 08:28:35 PM »
I used a Zip-Loc Bag with a Acer 300 in it had heat build up problems. This was in South Carolina in april.

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 09:09:30 PM »
I guess I should have mentioned this won't work on tablets with heat sinks/fans.  It does work on the galaxy as my brother and I used his for the navionics app on our last gulf trip....and it was hot as it gets outside.

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Re: Hot tip for tablet owners
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 06:15:51 AM »
Worked well on my galaxy. Thanks again for the tip


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