iGear Announces iPad Flip Turn Keyboard for Smarter Balanced Field Test in Schools
iGear announces the iPad Flip Turn Keyboard Case, great for Smarter Balanced and other test environments in schools. Its unique flip mechanism allows the iPad to be used in one of three modes — laptop, tablet, and presentation.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2014
Schools conducting tests such as Smarter Balanced on iPads need a solution that provides excellent protection for the iPad, and a reliable keyboard that’s uniquely paired with each iPad. iGear’s new product, the iPad Flip Turn Keyboard Case, accomplishes both goals with one product. It offers amazing versatility, a reliable connection, premium quality material, fits in the Bretford PowerSync charging cart, and most importantly, comes with a lifetime warranty.
Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready. The consortium recommends using a wired keyboard to ensure a reliable and efficient testing environment.
Smarter Balanced Testing Device Requirements guideline points out “External keyboards are required in all cases unless specified differently by a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan. Any form of external keyboard that disables the on-screen virtual keyboard is acceptable. This includes mechanical, manual, plug and play, and wireless-based (e.g., Bluetooth, RF, IR) keyboards.” To minimize the complications with managing multiple devices and keeping track of which keyboard is paired with which iPad, an integrated keyboard case is the ideal solution.
The iPad Air Flip Turn Case is made of durable polycarbonate for enhanced durability. It protects the iPad all around – front, back, all sides and corners. Rubberized soft touch coating on the black case gives it just the right amount of grip, and the silver painted case offers a striking resemblance to Apple’s Macbook Pro. Precision cutouts allow easy access to all iPad buttons, controls, and functions.
The flip turn mechanism is arguably one of the most versatile on the market. It performs acrobatic tricks on the iPad, allowing it to be used as a tablet, a laptop, or movie player. By simply opening the case, the iPad wakes up and goes into laptop mode, tilting the screen at a comfortable angle for typing. When turned 180 degrees, the keyboard base becomes a stand, turning the iPad into a beautiful presentation device. Folding the case completely flat hides the keyboard, and the iPad becomes a normal tablet. The tension closure system also keeps the iPad closed when not in use, with an auto wake/sleep smart cover design to conserve battery.
iGear’s Flip Turn case competes with offerings from Clamcase, Zagg, and Belkin. Two features distinguish iGear’s Flip Turn case from all others:
1. In addition to setting up the iPad as a laptop, the Flip Turn mechanism is the only one that allows the iPad to be used in true tablet mode, without leaving keys exposed.
2. The Air version comes with backlighting on the keyboard with 5 adjustable brightness levels.
3. Because the iPad is expected to be used in laptop mode most of the time, keeping the screen clean is a must. The Flip Turn Case is the only product on the market with a high quality built-in stylus. It is well integrated into the case using a convenient storage cavity.
4. Like all of iGear’s products, the Flip Turn Keyboard Case can be customized with the user’s logo artwork. Images can be printed directly on the Flip Turn Case, in either white ink or full color, using the company’s G7 certified UV presses, ensuring brilliant colors, sharp details, and the highest standards of color accuracy and consistency.
An integrated Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard is optimized for iOS 7, with a battery life of up to 60 hours. Short-cut keys allow easy access of the most popular iPad functions. Users will appreciate the subtle backlighting, available at five brightness levels, that shows through each letter, as opposed to just around each key, for enhanced readability in the dark.
“The iPad Flip Turn Case is the most versatile keyboard case on the market,” says Jimmy Sun, president of iGearUnlimited.com. “It provides excellent protection all around the iPad, and offers a versatile and reliable keyboard solution for the iPad.”
iGearUnlimited.com is powered by Sunrise Hitek, an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo and UV flatbed presses, and digital die-cutting, to create best-in-class products. A privately owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.
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