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I wound up purchasing one of the Targus shoulder bags for about $12 each
for our 1:1.  We encouraged students to purchase iPearl cases and
personalize them.

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On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 10:34 AM, Marion Bates <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> (Mostly a cross-post from the Google Apps K12 Technical Forum)
>
> Our school issued almost 200 Chromebooks (Acer C720) to freshmen at the
> end of August, and we sent them out with these "shell"-style cases (we went
> with the clear color option) that the kids are required to leave on the
> device at all times. We encourage them to decorate/sticker the cases to
> their heart's content. The company's website looks pretty Web 1.0, but
> they're legit -- they gave us a bulk discount and offered to engrave the
> cases with our school name/logo for free (we didn't bother.)
>
> http://www.ipearl-inc.com/acer-c720.html
>
> The cases shipped individually wrapped in tough-ish plastic sleeves with
> two snap closures (like the kind of material that they sell comforters in),
> and we realized that those were roomy enough to hold the whole encased
> Chromebook + charger + printed FAQ for each kid, so we reused them to
> streamline deployment -- nice little lagniappe.
>
> They have a demo video of a Samsung Chromebook in one of these cases,
> being dropped on a hard floor repeatedly and the case pops off to absorb
> the shock, while the device remains intact. We posted that on our 1:1 site.
>  :) http://sites.hanovernorwichschools.org/hhs-one-to-one/cases
>
> I think they ended up running us about $16.50 apiece including shipping.
>
> I'm trying to request an eval unit from this place:
> http://www.ruggedprotection.com/acer-c720-case.html  but I'm not sure if
> my request has gone through or not.
>
> -- MB
>
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 8:02 AM, Lisa Barry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Essex Town has 150 of the Hp 14 inch Chromebooks in circulation.   The
>> case we are using with them is Case Logic Case.   We have been using this
>> case with our Notebooks from last year and this year with Chromebooks.
>> Have not seen anymore than normal damage to devices and usually damage is
>> when not in cases.  I believe this is the model or very similar and buying
>> in bulk we got them for approximately $20-25 per case.
>>
>> https://www.caselogic.com/en-us/us/products/laptop/briefcases/141-laptop-and-ipad-slim-case-_-aua_-_314_-_anthracite
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Chromebook folks, do you add cases to your Chromebooks for student
>>> and/or staff users?
>>>
>>> Keith
>>>
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>> Essex Town School District
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