13 Sep The Simple, But Powerful Chromebook Case Feature That Keeps Devices Safer in Schools
A wraparound case with a “spine” can protect the ultra-vulnerable edges of Chromebooks, reducing the risk of display, logic board, bezel and hinge damage.
Too often, district administrators trust students to make good choices while using school-issued devices. No one can deny the importance of teaching children and teens personal responsibility early in life, but most young minds simply aren’t wired to stay alert to unobvious hazards. Even when safely tucked away, the devices are constantly at risk of damage if the Chromebook cases aren’t designed to cover the most vulnerable components.
A Chromebook’s top and bottom cover provide housing for its fragile interior components, and the back edges specifically protect the bottom of the display and the area near the processor and motherboard. These edges can be damaged by repeated impact or strain if the computer is dropped, bumped or picked up by the lid.
The cover’s edge or the front bezel can also crack from tension, and if a hinge also happens to loosen, the display becomes vulnerable to cracking as well. A damaged hinge then puts stress on both covers every time a student open and closes the lid, affecting the wires that connect the display to the interior components. Basically, damage to one of these components can lead to progressive problems, especially if a student continues using the device without getting repairs. The mishandling is unintentional, but the consequences are still costly.
A simple way to manage this problem is to purchase Chromebook cases with a shock-absorbant spine; yet, so many products lack this smart, invaluable feature. An effective case should wrap completely around the back edges of the Chromebook and reduce impact if the device slides off a desk, bumps a locker or takes a tumble in a backpack.
Keep in mind, that this padded spine is useless if students frequently remove their Chromebooks from the cases. Make it easy to enjoy the full functionality of a Chromebook without endangering the device by choosing always-on cases that don’t obstruct the display, keyboard or ports. All products from Volume Cases contain a padded spine and an always-on design, providing superior protection at every price point.
Ultimately, there’s no substitute for thorough rules. Instead of simply telling students what not to do, show them the vulnerable areas of the device and how those components are affected by rough handling. School districts have nothing to lose by taking this extra step to ensure a cost-effective one-to-one program.
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