GUIDE TO K-12 CARTS - Tech Learning

GUIDE TO K-12 CARTS

Today’s K-12 classrooms continue to host a wide variety of tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks, making charging carts an essential component to any 1:1 or BYOD program.
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Today’s K-12 classrooms continue to host a wide variety of tablets, laptops, and Chromebooks, making charging carts an essential component to any 1:1 or BYOD program. What follows are some of the latest offerings.

ERGOTRON’S ZIP40 CHARGING CART (WWW.ERGOTRON.COM)

The Zip40 is a truly universal cart for transporting, securing, protecting and charging all your mobile computing devices for the classroom. It can be used with tablets, Chromebook, Ultrabook, MacBook, and laptops—almost any device with a display size up to 15.6”. Its integrated PowerShuttle Technology optimizes total charge time while safely preventing electrical circuit overload. Ergotron’s innovative, reliable PowerShuttle power management system charges up to 30% faster than a standard round-robin charging system so devices are ready when you need them.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
Classroom safety extends beyond securing and protecting devices. Using just one power cord plugged into a standard wall outlet, the Zip40 charging cart safely prevents overloading of electrical circuits by efficiently grouping the number of devices that are charged at one time. Additionally, users can easily zip from one classroom to another with 5-inch dual-wheel locking casters make for a smooth ride, requiring 33% less push/pull force than carts with single-wheel casters.

COPERNICUS EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS’ NEW TECH TUB2 MODULAR CART SYSTEM (WWW.COPERNICUSED.COM)

This sturdy and affordable modular cart holds up to 32 devices. The Tech Tubs can be unclipped and placed around the classroom to reduce deployment bottlenecks or to allow individual Tech Tubs to be signed out from a central location, such as a library.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
The modular design allows the Tech Tubs to be unclipped and moved anywhere learning takes place. The Tech Tubs are easy to carry using either the flip-top or the built-in ergonomic handles. When the tubs are returned to the cart for charging, cable management hooks keep cords tidy and the side power timer requires only one plug to the wall. USB charging and syncing hub option also available.

TRIPP LITE 32-DEVICE AC CHARGING STATION CART (WWW.TRIPPLITE.COM)

Tripp Lite’s 32-Device Charging Station Cart provides charging, secure storage, and cord management for up to 32 Chromebooks and laptops. Features include locking, vented steel doors, protective shelves with removable dividers, and lockable casters for easy deployment between classrooms.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
We offer many features found on other carts at a lower price point.

BRETFORD’S EVER CART WITH MIX MODULE SYSTEM (BRETFORD.COM)

The EVER Cart with MiX Module System has the unique ability to be updated rather than replaced like traditional charging carts and a single EVER Cart can support USB and AC-powered devices instead of having multiple carts to charge tablets and laptops separately.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
MiX Modules can be replaced in the future to update the cart for new devices. Cable Management happens outside of the cart. No more bending over or sitting on your knees trying to position cable sets. The MiX Module has easily adjustable slots for matching the width and height of your newest devices, up to 15” diagonal display. The cart has a 45-device capacity, all charging in the quickest possible time, and allows tablets and Chromebooks to charge in the same cart.

LOCKNCHARGE IC 30 CART (WWW.LOCKNCHARGE.COM)

Charge, store, and secure up to 30 devices--almost any device up to a 13-inch screen size. The iC 30 Cart makes the most of its compact size with a top lid that doubles as a work surface and exterior charging status display.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
Because of the top-loading design and baskets by LocknCharge, devices can be deployed in a fraction of the time. In fact, by using an iC 30 Cart by LocknCharge compared to a traditional cabinet-style cart, LocknCharge estimates that 70 hours of instruction time is saved each year. That is almost two weeks of extra class time back into the hands of educators by using a 30-unit LocknCharge top-loading, basket-based cart.

POWERGISTICS 16-SHELF TOWER (SHORT) (WWW.POWERGISTICS.COM)

The newly designed 16-shelf tower has been shortened to better accommodate elementary classrooms. PowerGistics has shortened its popular 16-shelf tower by 7” with the tallest shelf standing at 55” to allow 100% student deployment for all ages, including elementary students. Keeping with the same open concept design, small footprint, and unique cord management, the short 16-shelf wall-mounted tower is making teachers’ lives easier while saving classroom space.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
The vertical design keeps devices organized, compact, and easy to access with an open concept so each stored device can quickly and easily be inventoried. With 100% student management, students learn responsibility and independence while teachers save countless hours managing their transition and teaching time without worrying about device deployment.

LAPCABBY UNICABBY (WWW.LAPCABBY.COM/US/)

The multi-device UniCabby is a flexible, portable cart that can store and charge 20, 32, or 40 devices up to 14” with or without protective cases, bolstering device accessibility. Perfect for tablets, iPads, SurfacePros, Chromebook devices, and more--or mix and match to suit the digital classroom of tomorrow.

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WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?
The integrated cable management on each purpose-built, molded shelf is suitable for charging any device up to 14” from laptops to tablets, hybrid devices, and more.

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