Promevo is proud to offer many rugged, education-specific Chromebooks, but sometimes you might still want to have some additional security measures. Kids can be rough, as Afton School District found when students damaged over 10% of their Chromebooks from daily use. While warranties are a great option, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. If your school doesn’t have the budget for Chromebook warranties, we recommend having some type of case, shell, or sleeve to ensure that you are protecting your investment. Even better, many of our favorite safeguards are less expensive than getting a warranty for budget-conscious schools! Now there’s no reason to wince when students drop their backpacks or have their Chromebooks perilously close to the edge of their desk!
Shells are form-fitting and device-specific shields that protect your Chromebooks. Made from extra tough plastic, a shell can help save your device if it falls and will minimize scratches and dirt.
MAXCases’ Extreme Shell is one of our ultimate Chromebook shells. With two layers of shock absorbing polycarbonate in its body and TPU Bumpers, this shell passes Military Standard 810. This means that it was dropped from at least 4 feet more than 25 times without being damaged! However, non-slip rubber feet will help prevent your Chromebook from sliding around or accidentally getting knocked off a desk. No wonder that this is one of our best selling Chromebook shields!
Similar in strength to the Extreme Shell, MAXCases’s Snap Shell’s strong body will protect your Chromebook from drops, scratches, and dirt. Pop-up feet makes typing more streamlined and lets students use their computers throughout the day without straining their wrists. A translucent finish makes it easy to put a barcode or other identifying feature on student laptops, and because this is a device-specific defender, all the charging ports and USB ports are fully accessible.
Carrying cases are great for students who need to transport their Chromebooks between home and school. Promevo offers many price-conscious options, and most can be reused when your school gets new Chromebooks.
This top loading carrying case can fit most devices that are 11 inches or fewer. Multiple layers of fleece and Neopro protect devices from even the most careless students. The Belkin case has cloth handles for carrying while being slender enough to fit inside a backpack.
This is a permanent case which fits Chromebooks up to 11.6 inches. A combination of Velcro adhesive and incredibly strong retention strips keep students’ Chromebooks firmly set in this InfoCase. Closed cell foam, open cell foam, and rigid plastic stiffener work together to absorb impacts and protect against sharp objects. You can even choose from several color options (blue, black, green, and red) and optional logo embroidery to show your school spirit! If you want to know exactly how protective the Always-On Case is, here’s our Promevo.TV team testing them.
When Daviess Public Schools switched to the Always-On Case on their 1,800+ laptops, they had a 99.9% reduction in cracked extended batteries, 49.1% reduction in broken keyboards, and a 46.6% reduction in cracked screens!
If your school has larger Chromebooks, this is the case for you! This Case Logic beauty can hold most laptops up to 14.1 inches long! Even though it can handle a large device, the case is very compact and sleek. There is room at the bottom of the case for a power cord, and exterior pockets can hold a smartphone, computer accessories, folders, or a notebook. This convertible case has a strap and handles, so students can wear it across their body or carry it like a shopping bag.
Sleeves are a good option to reduce cosmetic issues that might happen when putting devices in a book bag, like scratches on the outside of a Chromebook or dust and dirt getting between a device and its shell. They are incredibly light and students can reuse them even if they get new devices.
This compact neoprene sleeve is wonderful for protecting a Chromebook or tablet up to 12.1 inches long. Two cloth handles make it easy to carry, but the sleeve is also small enough to fit in backpacks, messenger bags, or purses. It’ll cushion students’ devices, while an outside zippered pocket can keep a slim power adapter or accessories.
Even though it’s super thin, the Targus Pro-Tek offers a ton of protection with its semi-rigid EVA plastic build. External ridges make it easy to grip when carrying, while the plush lining protects your device from scratches and dust. Additionally, rigid borders protect the most vulnerable parts of your Chromebook, making the Targus Pro-Tek an affordable buffer to keep your tech devices safe.
Chromebooks are a huge investment, and cases, sleeves, and shells are a great way to defend them, even from the roughest students.
What do you use to keep your Chromebook safe? A shell? A warranty? A whole lot of hope? Let us know in the comments or sign up for our EdTech newsletter for the chance to win one of two MaxCase sleeves!
Promevo can help your school, business, or organization achieve all of your technology goals. As a Google Premier Partner, we can outfit you with the best Chromebooks for your needs, supply you with G Suite licenses, and provide extended support, so you’ll get the most out of your Chrome devices!