Category Archives: Cases

4 Tips On How To Choose a Case for Student Tablets

To protect your educational tablets, using cases is the best way to maintain your tech’s longevity in any type of classroom. But with many cases on the market, what would suit your students’ needs? And how can your cases be integrated in your classroom’s learning goals? Here we offer this simple guide on how to choose a case for student tablets.

1. Be mindful of your students’ age group. The first consideration to take when picking cases is the age group that will be using these tablets. GCA_Slider_LibraryScribeTouchNot only is age a good indicator for picking cases based on protection, but it can also help you pick a case suitable for the tablet’s use. For example, Gripcases are lightweight and soft, with its surrounding handle design providing a comfortable grip for children holding the tablet. In addition, these cases are washable and germ and mildew resistant, which help teachers maintain a clean classroom. Older students who might be using tablets for long periods of time might enjoy a case that can adjust to a comfortable typing angle.

2. Pick cases suitable for static or changing environments. Each classroom is unique in its setting: from a busy class of 5-year-olds to the quiet study hall for senior high school students, your case should be able to anticipate various accidents or mishaps. A rugged case like the Gripcase Scribe with screen protection, keyboard and stylus can be suitable for students who will be checking out their tablets and bringing them home, while a slimmer tablet case will provide adequate protection if the tablet lives solely in the classroom. By paying attention to the setting of your tablets, you’ll also be able to pick suitable cases.

3. Consider buying different-color cases for differentiated learning. Like headphones, you can color-code your classroom tablets by case color, to help with your differentiated learning system. We offer Gripcase and Hamilton cases for iPads in various colors, which can allow your color-coded system to stay the same. Ordering cases in various colors is especially helpful when different assignments, applications, or materials are on different tablets–having color cases will help these tablets easy to identify without needing to turn them on and go through the data.

4. Check if certain packages and accessories can be bought in tandem or are compatible with your cases. When buying a case, you should also be mindful of whether or not the case can be used with other accessories. If you already have docks and stands, it’s important to note the dimensions of the cases that change the size your tablets. Some cases might not be suitable for your current docking system or charging cart, so it’s therefore important to make sure each technical component of your set up is compatible with each other. Many of our stands and docks, like the BlueLounge Mika stand or Califone Bluetooth Peripheral Pack can universally fit various tablet sizes, which will allow you to choose any case without worrying about the compatibility of the accessories.

One way to reduce your research time on cases and accessories is to buy them in a set. For example, we offer the PARASYNC Bundle for iPad Air: the charging and synchronizing dock accommodates the protective cases that come with the bundle, giving you a great organizing system with added protection. The cases itself are made with shock-absorbing silicone and textured grip for added comfort, and come with a built-in stand capable of two different positions.

By following these tips, your classroom tablets will be protected in any environment or situation. For more help picking protective gear for your tablets suitable for your students, contact us. We can help you order the types of tablet cases suitable for your needs.

Acer Chromebook Hard Case C720/C740 by Gripcase

EDP New Product Showcase (Acer logo, Chromebook logo). Affordable, secure and easy to use, more schools than ever are turning to the new Acer Chromebook C720 & C740 models. Now- the next question… What’s the best way to protect your school’s investment? Introducing the new Gripcase Asset Armor case for Acer C720 & C740 Chromebooks. Asset Armor cases are constructed of super-lightweight yet impact-resistant materials and feature textured surfaces for improved handling. Slim overall dimensions ensure easy portability and charge cart compatibility. The “Always On” design ensures maximum 360 degrees of protection while allowing access to all ports. With unparalled portability, handling and protection Asset Armor is designed to enhance and expand your digital curriculum. So how do you get your Gripcase? Encore Data Products. Call us at 866-926-1669 or visit us on the web at Don’t delay! Protect your investment today!

Gripcase Asset Armor to Secure Acer C740 and C720 Chromebooks

Asset Armor cases are designed to provide the highest level of protection for Acer C740 & C720 Chromeboooks. The cases feature textured surfaces for improved handling, while the slim overall dimensions make for easy portability and charging cart compatibility.

Asset Armor cases offer 360 degrees of protection. These lightweight cases are made with impact resistant materials to improve durability. The case is manufactured with 2-ply EVA foam and high-impact plastic to provide rigidity and energy absorption for the screen and sides. To improve strength, a second high-impact peice wraps and protects the chassis. The “Always On” design improves protection during use and transport. This styling assures access to all ports, unrestricted ventilation, uncompromised sound quality, and asset tag visibility.

With unparalled portability, handling and protection Asset Armor is designed to enhance and expand your digital curriculum. Asset armor provides the protection needed for your Chromebook, while also offering convenience and ease of use.

PARASYNC i30 Now Supports iPod Touch 6G

PARAT Solutions has released a revolutionary system to charge and synchronize up to 30 devices without cables. The PARASYNC i30 will simplify the use of iPods in education and museum applications and is compatible with most iPod and iPhone models and generations, including the iPod Touch 5G and 6G.

iPods are increasingly utilized in education, museum and tour industries. In education, teachers are using iPods to plan their lessons, deliver content via audio-books and administer quizzes. Museums and other tour destinations can use iPods to allow patrons to access self-guided tours and other exhibit content.

What to Expect

The PARASYNC i30 dock connects to a wall outlet for power and easily connects to your Mac with the supplied cable. Once connected and powered up, open iTunes or Apple Confiurator to choose the programming you want to sync to the devices. The dock features LED indicator lights to display that the devices are charging, syncing or fully charged.

Protection and Support

Rugged iPod Touch cases are included, so you don’t have to worry about finding a case that is compatible with the PARASYNC i30 dock. In fact, many third party cases will not work with the dock. The receiver in the dock is molded to support the iPods and provide easy docking and device support. The dock is software-neutral and work with a variety of mobile device management applications.

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How to Make the Best of Classroom Headphone Storage

If you are a teacher or administrator in a school or library, there is a high chance that technology and headphones are a part of your toolkit. Storing multiple pairs of headphones in a manner that keeps them clean, safe and yet easy to access is a challenge. Never fear, we have many great solutions for the best classroom headphone storage.

The Listening Center

If you were fortunate to receive your school classroom headphones as part of a listening center, you may have a headphone storage solution built in to your center package. If you are in the purchasing phase, this might be a great option to consider. Listening centers come in wired and wireless varieties, so you can choose the solution that works best for your classroom. Both Califone and Hamilton Buhl offer lab packs with up to 30 headphones and a storage case. If you have not yet purchased your headphones, consider buying them as part of a listening center or lab pack. Many of these options come with a storage case. In addition, the headphones sold as part of a package vary widely. You can choose on-ear or over-the-ear headphones. You can choose mono or stereo headphones or models that have the ability to switch between the two formats. The Titanium series headphones from Califone offer a lifetime guarantee on the headphone cords. You can choose headphones with in-line volume control, mute and on/off switch. Some models are primed to work best with iOS, Chrome or Windows hardware. Headsets with an attached microphone are available. The type of storage solution included may affect your decision: there are toolbox style cases, metal racks, suitcase style cases and a variety of noise canceling options in listening centers, too. With so many options, we can help you find just the right solution for your classroom or library, just ask.

The Storage Case

If you’ve got the headphones but are in need of a place to keep them, check out our selection of cases, bags and racks. Hamilton offers a tool-box style case and a steel rack to keep your headsets organized. Califone offers a wide range of storage options for headphones and your larger tech gear.

More Storage Ideas

If your budget is small or previously allocated and you still need a storage solution for your supply of headphones, we’ve got you covered! Check out these storage solutions from Pinterest.

28881c59dac159082a14e0ada16f7368Do you know someone who is crafty with PVC? PVC can be turned into a number of different storage units, including a rack for your over-the-ear headphones! We’ve also seen PVC pipe used to store yoga balls, colored pencils, ribbon and playground equipment.

132e3bf048ff468aeb82e039c9c00680Got earbuds? There is nothing worse than a big pile of earbuds with cords twisted together. Here is a clever way to use a jewelry case to keep them – and all those cords – organized. Jewelry cases are inexpensive and can also be used to store small rewards, erasers and treats in the classroom.

da886bb6af02cbab8054f62b0e8e9e7fThe variety of repositionable hooks on the market today is astounding. Take a look at your favorite home or craft store to find a style that will work best for you and create a wall storage unit for your headphones. You can position the headphones above computers, tucked out of the way, or create a cozy listening corner like this one.

Whether you are creating a new classroom listening nook or replacing old school classroom headphones with a new listening center package, we’re here to help! Contact us at Encore Data Products for more information about cases, bags and racks.


Gripcase: Full Protection and Convenience

Gripcase Encore Data ProductsiPads are prevalent in daily work and life for libraries, schools, businesses, and likely yourself. Gripcase has invented iPad accessories that protect your investment in this rapidly expanding technology and improve proficiency for education, work and during presentations. The Gripcase is convenient and ergonomic and some models will even help your iPad function more like a laptop, so you can work in places you couldn’t before. Here at Encore Data Products, we carry a wide variety of Gripcase products with options to help make your iPad work more efficiently.

The Ergonomics of Gripcase Products

One thing many iPad owners don’t always take seriously enough is the ergonomic factor. Most people use their iPads in their laps or held upright with one hand. This can sometimes put a strain on your wrists or hands if you use your iPad for hours at a time at work or at home, especially for students. It’s also uncomfortable to work on an iPad without proper grips available or enabling it to stand up on end. The Gripcase is the perfect device with a four-handle design on the case for easy carrying or holding. Each corner of the grip is durable so you don’t have to worry about your iPad getting damaged if you drop it or run into something. Plus, you have a 360-degree raised bumper to help protect the screen when the device falls flat. Gripcase is available for all models of the iPad.

The Gripcase Scribe

GCA_Slider_LibraryScribeTouchThe new Gripcase Scribe provides the same high level of protection that you’d expect from Gripcase and pairs it with a highly functional, durable keyboard and integrated pen/stylus. Many wireless keyboards are very small and aren’t easy to use. The Gripcase Scribe keyboard is an oversized folio keyboard, measuring 1.25 inches bigger than the standard folio keyboard. On the Scribe keyboard, you will have better responsiveness for improved typing accuracy, no matter where you are. The keyboard snaps onto the case when not in use, providing added screen protection on the go. When you want to prop your iPad up to watch a movie, you can with the integrated Gripcase Scribe stand. Gripcase added Sound Forward technology to the Scribe case. This case positions the speaker at a better angle so you’ll have an improved audio experience. You will appreciate this when showing a video or other media during class or business presentations.

Gripcase Accessories

Gripcase offers a number of accessories to maximize your comfort and efficiency while working on your iPad. These include a sling shoulder strap for securing your device while working in the field and the Gripcase base for keeping your iPad upright and secure on your desk or workspace.

Contact us here at Encore Data Products to learn more about Gripcase many other media-related products that make your work, home, or educational life easier.

EMTEC Traveler Bags: Protect Your Digital Devices While On the Go

If you are constantly traveling for business and need proper storage for your digital devices, an EMTEC traveler bag is a smart investment. What makes EMTEC so outstanding is that you get a quality bag with excellent storage features without having to pay a fortune. Here at Encore Data Products, you can buy several EMTEC traveler bags for nearly half off the suggested retail price.

It’s one reason why we recommend EMTEC as a brand to trust when on the road. Take a look at the level of protection you’ll have with an EMTEC bag and the type of devices it holds. Without one, you have a lot more elements to worry about than you think when your mobile device gets depended upon for business.

Laptop Protection

Even if tablets are slowly starting to overtake laptops for mobile devices used in travel, a laptop is still necessary for many applications. No matter if you use Windows or use a MacBook, you probably have reams of business data loaded on your laptop. In reality, your laptop has the potential of being stolen or damaged in an unfortunate accident. The worst case scenario is complete destruction of your device.

When you use EMTEC’s Bag L variation (priced at $24.99), you’ll have a storage bag for laptops up to 15.6 inches. Intended for the MacBook Pro, you have complete protection from the elements thanks to an airtight compartment so your laptop doesn’t attract dust.

Made with quality canvas, you can also count on this EMTEC bag being durable for years.

You’ll also find EMTEC’s Bag M (priced at $19.99) for laptops and MacBooks in the 13-inch range. All of these bags have a removable and adjustable shoulder strap for convenience when you have to walk long distances in airports, or easily remove it when storing your bag on airlines.

Protecting Your iPad

As iPads continue to become the most popular mobile devices for business use, you will also want to protect it as much as a laptop. Apple devices are stolen often and you don’t want your iPad or iPad Air sitting around in random places where someone could snatch it.

Because iPad screens also have the potential for damage, you don’t want it exposed when out in the elements. EMTEC’s Bag S (priced at $18.99) is perfect for all iPads or iPad Air. The lining within the protective compartment is cotton polyester for assured durability and smoothness to prevent scratches.

As with the laptop bag, you will have a shoulder strap that’s removable or adjustable so you can customize for your traveling situation. You can’t always find this option with other bags at a reasonable price.

Protecting Your iPad Mini

You may prefer using an iPad Mini for business or educational purposes while traveling. We don’t always realize how vulnerable smaller mobile devices are in  comparison to larger technology. EMTEC’s Traveler Sleeve is a 7-inch pouch that provides all the protection you need for your iPad Mini. And it’s only $13.99.

Contact us here at Encore Data Products to find out more about EMTEC travel bags and how they protect all mobile devices.