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.) 


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. 

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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. 

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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