This keyguard is for use with the Keedogo or Keedogo Plus iPad keyboard. You can select a full screen version that covers the rest of the screen so the user cannot touch it, or a half screen version that only covers the keyboard and leaves the rest of the screen open to touch.
Material - In general, the colored acrylics work best for apps that provide space between the cells, and should be avoided on apps that don't provide any space between the cells. The acrylic styrene is more flexible than standard acrylics and is much less likely to crack when bent. It features a non-glare surface, a choice of several colors, and comes with a 2-year guarantee against breakage. The high-impact PMMA is denser than standard acrylics and as clear as glass, and will sustain much higher impacts without breaking, though it is still able to be broken by bending. 3/16" and 1/4" acrylics are standard PMMA acrylics like Plexiglass and Perspex. They are more rigid than the 1/8" due to their extra thickness, and they provide more depth to help the user avoid accidental touches. Polycarbonate is the strongest material, being virtually unbreakable, and comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage. Allow one extra week for polycarbonate. Learn about materials in more detail in our Keyguard Materials blog.
User ID - An optional HIPAA-compliant identifier to be engraved on the keyguard. Do not use full names. ID's may be up to 25 characters long.
Special Instructions - Use this field to communicate any other information we need to know about the keyguard. For example, if you've specified "Other" for an unlisted case, you can give us a link to the case online. On large orders, you can add the student's ID to help keep the keyguards straight (nothing will be added to the keyguard, only the documentation).
Important Notes About Cases and Mounting - You Must Read This Before Ordering
* Keyguards do not attach permanently to the iPad or the case, but are mounted with non-destructive attachments. Please click here for information regarding specific cases, including available attachment options. It is important that your keyguard is ordered to fit the case you have, or plan to use. If you choose "the next closest thing", the keyguard won't fit, and you'll have to pay to remake it. Not sure which iPad case you have? This page describes How to Identify an iPad Case.
** The attachment methods are described briefly below with a list of some of the supported cases. Click here for information about specific cases.
Suction Cups - Four small suction cups raise the keyguard 3/16" above the screen and hold it securely. Supported cases include no case, Big Grips Frame, Big Grips Lift, ChatWrap, Gripcase, M-Edge Super Shell. May work on other foam-type cases when the softare allows room to place the cups, but not supported on rigid cases with small screen openings. NOT SUPPORTED on any case that claims to be waterproof, because the suction cups will interfere with the watertight seal. NOT SUPPORTED on AbleNet Trident, GoNow Rugged, Griffin Survivor, Otterbox Defender.
Attached Straps - Keyguard lies 1/8 - 1/4" above screen to minimize accidental touches. Good for heavy droolers. All cases are supported except Big Grips Lift and Big Grips Frame, because the thickness of the foam holds the keyguard too high off the screen. We have heard of people attaching the straps first and then inserting the whole assembly into the case, but we don't recommend that.
Flush-Mounted Straps - Keyguard lies flat on or barely above the screen. All cases are supported except Big Grips Lift and Big Grips Frame.
Snap-In Attachment - Slips under edge of case to secure without any external hardware. See it described here. May require partial disassembly of case to install the first time. This is a semi-permanent mount and cannot be easily swapped in an out on rigid cases. Check the blog to determine if the snap-in attachment will work with your case. Note: The snap-in attachment will interfere with the seal on cases that claim to be waterproof. Your iPad will be damaged if you wash it or submerge it.
Lock-In Attachment - This is a variation of the snap-in attachment where the tabs are placed on all four sides of the keyguard to make it more difficult for the end user to remove from the case. This will not prevent a determined user from forcing the keyguard out of the case, but it will deter them.
Velcro™ Attachment - An additional flange is attached to the perimeter of the keyguard for mounting with Velcro™. This is the best method to use if you want to add and remove the keyguard easily and/or often. Check the blog to determine if the top flange will work with your case.
*** Magnetic Attachment - This special version of the flange attachment contains magnets in the corners to securely hold the keyguard in place and make it simple to remove. Ideal for users who need to switch keyguards often. The only supported cases as of this writing are the AMDI iAdapter, the GoNow Rugged, and the Griffin Survivor All-Terrain. Check the blog to see if other cases are now supported for the magnetic attachment. Do not order this attachment if you have any other case.
How to Determine Which iPad You Have
On the back of your iPad there's a very tiny model number that looks something like "A1538". Do a Web search for that, like "iPad A1538". If the iPad is in a case, or the lettering is too small to read, go to the Settings app General settings and find the Model number, which is really a part number that looks something like "ML0N2LL/A". Do a Web search for that. Once you know which iPad you have, select it from the "Device" pulldown menu above.