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Standalone Gadget Insurance, the first of its kind in Ireland, from only €99

Blue Insurances, Ireland’s leading supplier of Insurance products, has just launched Gadget Insurance to cover up to 5 Independent Gadgets for only €99.

The product which is underwritten by Chartis Insurance provides Accidental Damage and Theft cover for various gadgets including iphone/android phone/mobile phones, Ipads/Tablets, Laptops, Net books, Sat Navs, Digital Cameras and hand held game consoles.

There are two cover levels to select from, Premier and Premier Plus;

Premier covers up to 5 Gadgets for a total insured value of €500 and for a competitive premium of €99.

Premier Plus covers up to 5 Gadgets for a total insured value of €1000, at a premium of €139.

Ciaran Mulligan, Joint Managing Director of Gadgetinsurance.ie said “there is a lot of interest from consumers about our new standalone gadget insurance which is the first of its kind in Ireland. Unlike many mobile phone insurance policies which will only provide cover at time of purchase, our policy will allow consumers to insure their phone or gadgets at any time. The policy provides cover for Accidental Damage and Theft, as well as providing worldwide cover”.

Mulligan also stated that “with eight out of ten people now having a computer or laptop in their home a number of Home Insurance policies will not cover these or gadgets outside of the home including Aviva, FBD, RSA, so this policy is invaluable to anyone looking to have cover outside their home or even abroad on holiday. Some Home Insurers will not even provide a quotation if you have claimed off your Home Insurance policy in the past three years.” Mr Mulligan added “there are other benefits to taking out a gadgetinsurance.ie policy, the policy excess is only €25 compared with €250-€500 with your home insurer. This gadget policy will also suit people who do not have home insurance or have found contents insurance too expensive” Mulligan added.

With 96% of respondents to the Commission for Communications Regulation surveyed declaring that they own a mobile phone, gadgetinsurance.ie is certainly going to be popular with the gadget crazy Irish Consumers.

Spending on gadgets is at an all time high with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reporting that worldwide annual spending on mobile phones, computers, television sets and other items is expected to rise 10% in 2011 to $964 billion, according to Steve Koening director of industry analysis for Consumer Electronics Association at the Consumer Electronics conference earlier this year.

In Western Europe the CEA said sales of consumer electronics would rise by 23 per cent in 2011, with growth of 15 per cent predicted for both North America and China showing our ever increasing appetite for new / updated gadgets and technology.

Leading the way is online sales with the average online shopper in Europe spending €517 online in 2010, excluding travel and financial services products. Consumer electronics and computers accounted for the lаrɡеѕt spend followed by books, clothes and event tickets. European adults аrе expected to spend on average €750 on gadgets in 2011.

Insure your gadgets today, visit gadgetinsurance.ie or call 0818 286456.

Other products from Blue Insurances Limited include: 

Pet Insurance – www.petinsurance.ie
Motor Breakdown Cover – www.breakdowncover.ie
Car Hire Excess Cover – www.carhireexcess.com
Wedding Insurance – www.weddinginsurance.ie 

For more Information please contact Ciaran Mulligan, Joint Managing Director, Blue Insurances Limited t 01 248902 m 087 8222233 or Maeve Slamon Product Manager, Blue Insurance e maeve@blueinsurance.ie, t 01-2478900