Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
According to an article published on Billings Gazette – "About 5 percent of the iPads purchased for school students and staffers in Powell Wyoming have had to be repaired or replaced since they were introduced last year. Eighty-one iPads worth $40,192 were damaged. Of those, seven belonged to teachers and administrators and 74 were assigned to students. The most common problem was broken screens.”
Kids can be rough with their toys, and that can cause a problem for schools deploying iPads in the classroom. Recent reports show that up to 15% of iPads are damaged within the first 2 weeks if not used in a protective case. Most of the damage is due to accidental dropping, leaving bent corners, scratched sides, and most commonly, broken screens.
Some schools are dealing with the problems by purchasing a protection plan from Apple, or purchasing cases for their iPads, or both. To ensure the deployment goes smoothly and minimize delays and administrative burdens, the best practice proved to be the use of a rugged case that protects the iPad no matter what happens.
Another feature schools need for their iPad deployment program is customization. Many schools use barcode stickers for tracking because few alternatives are available. But these paper stickers often don’t have a strong adhesive and fall off, and all that Scotch tape used to hold up the sticker takes away from the aesthetics of the device. Schools looking for customized artwork such as school or sports team logo are out of luck – customizable cases are usually flimsy and don’t offer any screen protection, and schools often have to live with the generic look for all students.
A rugged case protected an iPhone dropped a second floor window to a concrete driveway, and the phone escaped unscratched, while recording video the whole time. It’s called Tough Case made by iGearUnlimited, and now the company is bringing the same design and protection to the iPad and iPad Mini.
The Tough Case offers multi-layer protection using a combination of (1) an outer soft rubber shell, (2) an inner polycarbonate hard case, and (3) a clear lens which covers the screen. This case is supremely shock absorbent and since all buttons and ports are tightly sealed, the Tough Case provides rain and splash protection, while giving the user full access at the same time. The handy grip offers a convenient way to hold the iPad with one hand, and also functions as kickstand for movie watching.
This rugged iPad case can be customized using the school’s artwork. Popular customization artwork include school’s logo, sports team logo, asset tracking information, and even personalized photos from each student.
“iGear’s Tough Case is built like a tank and offers hands-down the best iPad protection in the industry.” says Jimmy Sun, president of iGearUnlimited.com. “... and the new customization option opens the door to personalized protection for individuals, schools, and businesses.”
The Tough Case is available from iGearUnlimited.com. Schools should contact the company directly for a special discount program. iGear also makes a custom photo case for the iPad, popular with schools’ sports teams and other activity groups.
iGearUnlimited.com is powered by Sunrise Digital, an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo and UV flatbed presses, and digital die-cutting, to create best-in-class products. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.