We used Ipearl covers for a couple of years.  The covers themselves crack on the first drop, protecting the device, but then they won't stay on right, and kids would just stop using them.  Then on the second drop, the device itself suffers.  also, we still had a lot of broken screens while the devices were in backpacks.  The cover does stiffen the screen somewhat, but not enough.  Also, the covers are separate top and bottom covers, which offers no protection to stress on hinges when kids drop them, or just pick them up by the screens instead of the keyboard half of the unit (teachers do this a lot, too, when they want to look at what a kid's doing on their chromebook, and they're standing in front of them).  Plus, the rubber feet of the iPearl cover peel off from lateral stress when they're being stuffed into backpacks, and then the chromebook becomes a very slippery object on a table or desk.  This year we went to a Volume Cases Folio case.  We also switched from Lenovo to HP chromebooks.  Were seeing lots less damage, but it's hard to say if it was the case or the build quality of the chromebook that did the trick.

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

We have a single asus flip, that is a loaner and students like using it (I think there is something visceral about using your fingers on the glass of all capacitive touch devices)

iPearl/mcover does make a hard shell for that model.

It does provide SOME protection when the device is in tent or tablet configuration.




they do have one for the R11 (not 'great' protection of course)


Everyone, hard shells make a huge difference in the rate of damage and are ( IMHO ) well worth the cost (as low as $15).

You can trial a free one here


There just aren't any great always on cases for "yoga" style Chromebooks


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