It may just be another accessory, but this is one that I think would have made Steve Jobs smile. Griffin has come up with the very clever way to bring your second or third generation iPad into the classroom with a new binder insert case.
With the iPad becoming standard-issue equipment in many educational settings, the binder insert case makes a lot of sense. It fits into any standard 3-ring binder (with a recommended 1.5″ minimum capacity) and can work easily for left-handed as well as right-handed users.
Weighing in at a mere 3.7 ounces, this case also features a loop for stylus or pen and gives complete accessibility to the dock connector, volume controls, headphone jack and camera ports.
Handily, when you aren’t at school or you don’t want to have the full binder with you, the case can be unclipped and used as a standalone accessory.
This style of case makes sense for three primary reasons:As students are using the device to take notes and access additional classroom information (like Apple’s textbook initiative), having the iPad nearby while staying safe and secure is key. Because iPads are not inexpensive and disposable like typical lined binder-paper, keeping the device safe in the hands of students (who may be very young or very small in stature) is extremely important. Having to balance a separate case with arms that are already full of textbooks and a binder could mean iPads easily slipping and hitting the floor (or being left behind or misplaced). With their iPad tucked away inside a binder, the device is out of sight (making it out of mind for would-be predators) and perhaps less likely to be stolen.
The Griffin binder insert case is available exclusively online for USD $24.99.
Griffin is no stranger to the accessory game, having been “designing and manufacturing technical solutions with an innovative flair” since 1992.
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