When the iPads arrived they arrived with smart covers. After using these smart covers we did not feel they gave the protection we needed for our iPad investment. The grant personnel originally decided on smart covers thinking they would allow for the iPads to easily fit in the Bredford carts, which is true. So after much research and guaranteeing they fit in our carts we chose the Gumdrop Survival case. I do see a couple draw backs to this case, but it is very protective and fits in our cart. Our assistant principal would toss it up in the air and would show how protective the case is. Which is crazy and made my heart race every time he did this, but all was good. If you buy in bulk contact the company we received a great deal on the cases.
The few drawbacks are, hard to label - we chose to label each iPad by using a background with the cart name and number. And you have to use another device to prompt them up, like a book, or our old smart covers.
Have you tried recording with the iPad, Your arms get tired fast. Tripod adapter is really helpful. This is the first adapter that I have found we can leave the iPads in its case. It is wonderful. It comes with some other goodies to, but I have not used those yet. Tripod is not included. We ordered 10 what I have found is the average class uses between 3 to 5 tripods at one time.
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