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Tech Check: Device insurance

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A still from surveillance video of theft in-progress of a device on the streets of Buckhead. A still from surveillance video of theft in-progress of a device on the streets of Buckhead.
ATLANTA -

An Atlanta-based company is giving some device owners a little piece of mind when it comes to damaging, drowning, losing or having a device stolen.

Device insurance company protectyourbubble.com started in the United Kingdom in 2008, but expanded to the States just last year.

For $7.99 for smartphones and $9.99 for tablets, the company insures devices against damage, loss and theft.

They say that 60 percent of the claims they see are because of loss or theft and both are a growing problem.

The company gave FOX 5's Doug Evans a look at some of their device testing and gave tips on how users can protect themselves.

Click on the video above for the full report from FOX 5's Doug Evans

If you have a story about the loss of a device or if you have a suggestion for a future Tech Check segment leave a comment at facebook.com/DougEvansFOX5 or on Twitter at @DougEvansFOX5.

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