If your organization owns iPads for students or staff to complete their work, then you need a simple (and secure) way to store, charge, and distribute the devices. A high-quality classroom iPad storage system can solve this need.
Nothing hinders productivity faster than grabbing a device, only to find that it isn’t fully charged. A high-quality iPad cart lets you safely store and charge your iPads, transport them from one office or classroom to another, and even sync them with the latest apps.
Choosing the right iPad cart or charging station for your school or business depends on many factors, such as how many iPads you need to store at once, how portable a solution you’re looking for, and whether you want to be able to sync your devices as well. At LocknCharge, we make iPad carts and charging stations to meet a wide variety of needs; here are five of the best solutions for schools and businesses.
The first iPad cart or charging station designed to be ultra-portable, the CarryOn allows you to charge, store, and transport up to five iPad or tablet devices using a sleek carrier the size of a briefcase.
The CarryOn can store tablets with screen sizes up to 10 inches, with or without cases. Its aluminum outer shell makes it both lightweight (5.5 pounds) and durable, protecting the devices inside. The transparent acrylic door lets you quickly see that all devices are there, while the impact-resistant alloy edging gives it a classy look. The CarryOn’s door includes a keyed lock to keep devices safe, and a wall mount kit lets you use it as a cabinet as well.
The CarryOn is available in blue, green, red, black, and white to match any environment. Available exclusively through Apple, the CarryOn in White comes pre-wired with MFi-approved Lightning cables.
2. Putnam Charging Station
Designed to charge, store, and secure up to 16 iPads or tablets, the Putnam Charging Station is a wall-mounted or stackable charging locker that features color-coded LED displays so you know when your devices are charged.
The Putnam Charging Station comes equipped with 16 MFi-approved Lightning cables, supplying 2.4-amp charging at each port. Its welded steel construction makes the unit ultra-secure, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. A built-in mechanical combination lock means there are no keys to worry about, and a master override key is included in case the combination is forgotten.
3. iQ 10 Sync Charge Station
The iQ 10 lets you charge, store, and sync up to 10 iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, or other tablet devices in a compact unit that can be mounted on a desk or wall. An LED status display lets you know if the devices are charged, and the iQ 10 integrates seamlessly with Apple Configurator and other syncing software.
MFi-approved Lightning cables are included when you buy the charging station from Apple. Welded steel construction and a hardened steel padlock protect your devices while they’re not in use, and the product comes with a lifetime warranty.
In a feature that is unique to our iPad carts and charging stations, the devices are stored in baskets of five devices each, making it easy to distribute them. The baskets are interchangeable with other LocknCharge carts that use the same basket-style approach, such as the iC 30 and EVO 40 iPad carts. What’s more, the power outlet and host port are accessible externally, meaning you can sync and charge your devices while they’re safely locked away.
4. iC 30 Cart
The iC 30 Cart lets you charge, store, and transport up to 30 devices with a screen size as large as 13 inches, including iPads, iPad Pros, and MacBooks. The cart itself is built with hand-crafted steel and is guaranteed for life (with a two-year warranty on all electronics).
The secure top lid slides open, giving students or employees easy access to the devices from above; the devices are stored in six baskets holding five devices apiece. The baskets allow you to hand out devices in a fraction of the time it would take from a traditional cabinet-style cart, which makes a big difference in schools with 40-minute class periods. The sliding lid doubles as a work surface and includes an external display that shows the charging status for each device.
5. EVO 40 Cart
The EVO 40 Cart is designed to store, charge, and transport up to 40 tablet devices of almost any kind, with an optional syncing version. The syncing version includes built-in Lightning cables for charging and syncing iPads. Devices are stored in eight baskets of five and can be accessed through one of two tilting storage compartments. Because these compartments are located on opposite ends of the EVO 40 Tablet Cart, more devices can be accessed at once—which maximizes teaching and learning time. The tilting storage compartments can be locked at the end of the day, and an optional heavy-duty anchor kit secures the cart while it’s not in use.
If you are not sure which iPad cart or charging station is most ideal for your deployment, we can help you find your solution!