Manufacturer warranties usually come with a time limit. Manufacturers offer warranties against product defects for 90 days, six months, or even up to a year. But once the manufacturer warranty expires, you become responsible for repairs and corresponding expenditures. At the same time, manufacturer warranties usually don't cover any damages that occur due to accidents such as a drop or a spill. Depending on how long you plan to use your devices, extended warranties and accidental damage protection can be a great investment to buy additional coverage and essentially peace of mind for the duration.