Chromebooks and education go together like cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly, cliched openings and Chrome-based blogs….
With popularity at at all time high in American schools the concern over cracked and damaged devices is a growing concern.
It’s not been a huge surprise to see hardware manufacturers build ‘ruggedised’ Chromebooks built to weather the wear and tear of the classroom.
And considering the sometimes …cheaper materials used to make them, this has been a plus!
But what if you’re not a student or don’t own a reinforced Chromebook? How best to protect your purchase?
GumDrop SoftShell Cases
Gumdrop Cases has launched a new range of SoftShell cases for many popular Chromebooks that offer improved durability, a custom fit and ”always on protection”.
The rear bumper provides flexible hinge protection and heat ventilation, while a dual-layer shock absorbers protect the corners from cracking on impact.
Made from fibreglass reinforced polyurethane, the cases are are described as being tough but lightweight and easily cleaned.
Gumdrop Cases say a Chromebook ensconced in one of their cases is ‘fully protected’ from drops of 6 feet and under, and can be expected to continue functioning as normal.
You can see just how well the cases perform in the following drop test (though seeing folks smash up working Chromebooks for a series of YouTube video is …It’s a little hard to stomach).
Gumdrop Cases’ SoftShell cases for go on sale from the end of September (just in time for the busy school season) for the following devices:
- Dell Chromebook 11
- HP Chromebook 11
- HP Chromebook 14
- Samsung Chromebook (2nd Gen)
Cases for the following devices go on sale in October:
- ASUS Chromebook C200
- Acer Chrombook C720
- Acer Chromebook C740
- Acer Chromebook 11 CB3
Each protective Chromebook case costs from$49.95, available in a range of colors, and is available to buy direct from the Gumdrop Cases website and select online retailers, including ebay.com.