Razer launches RazerCare protection plans for its laptops and phones

Razer today announced the launch of its new RazerCare Essential Protection Plan, which, like other protection plans such as AppleCare, offers extended repair coverage for its laptops and phones. Plans start out at $100 and add three years of coverage for laptops and two for phones.

RazerCare plans are available only in the U.S. for now, but they come with 24-hour phone support, repairs from Razer-authorized dealers, along with free two-way shipping for any repairs you initiate. For laptop repairs, you'll also have no deductible to contend with. Phones, however, will incur a fee of $25 for repairs or $150 for replacements.

Here's how the plan costs break down:

In addition to the basic perks of coverage, you'll also be able to transfer your plan to a new owner if you decide to get rid of your phone or laptop midway through the coverage period. It's worth noting, however, that accidental damage from drops, spills, and "other incidents," as well as "acts of god," are not covered under RazerCare Essentials.

If you're looking to pick up a Razer Blade laptop or the Razer Phone 2, then the new protection plans can add some peace of mind – if you're content with eating the extra cost. For more, you can get the full details at the RazerCare website.

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