Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 02, 2014
Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. The consortium recommends using a wired keyboard to ensure a reliable and efficient testing environment.
Smarter Balanced Testing Device Requirements guideline points out, “While wireless keyboards are permissible, districts should be aware that high-density deployments of wireless keyboards and mice might interfere with each other or with the wireless network. Therefore, they should test the room configuration before the examination date and consider wired alternatives.”
The iPad Wired Keyboard from iGear is compatible with all iPad models, ranging from the iPad 2/3/4, Air, Mini, Mini with Retina Display, and other iOS devices. It beats competing brands such as Logitech, MacAlly, and Griffin by offering a solid aluminum frame, ultra smooth key mechanism, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
The keyboard construction is very similar to Apple’s OEM keyboard. The look is almost identical with the silver aluminum frame and white plastic keys. It is quite lightweight, in fact it actually weighs in slightly less than the Apple keyboard. It offers the same dedicated short-cut keys that Mac users are used to for frequently used iOS functions. This keyboard also offers the smoothest typing experience of any third party keyboard. Basically it combines the convenience of portability with the abilities of your desktop keyboard for the optimal user experience.
While iGear does offer Bluetooth keyboards for iPad, there are benefits to the wired keyboard. The wired keyboard is beneficial for schools because in a busy classroom the teacher doesn’t have to worry about disconnected Bluetooth wireless keyboards. Students can connect themselves with the lightning port and no batteries are need since the device pulls power through the lightning connection.
“The iPad Wired Keyboard is the perfect solution for Smarter Balanced Field Tests,” said Jimmy Sun, President of iGear. “Built to the same specifications as Apple’s OEM keyboard, the iGear Lightning Keyboard is a high quality, reliable keyboard with the smoothest typing experience of any third party keyboards.”
Like all iGear products, the iPad Wired Keyboard comes with a Lifetime Warranty. It’s available from the company’s website at https://www.igearunlimited.com. The 8-pin Lightning connector model is scheduled to ship by early April, and the 30-pin dock connector model will follow later in the month.
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.