Talk Tablet KeyguardKeyguard AT
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Select either Landscape or Portrait orientation. Available up to 16 columns and 16 rows however due to size limitations we do not recommend more than 8 columns and 8 rows.
App Settings and Options
This keyguard supports different designs based on user settings and preferences. Each of these affects the positioning of items on the screen, and thus the design of the keyguard itself. Your Lasered Pics keyguard will be truly custom-designed to match every one of the choices you make for the end user.
Message Bar - Choose whether you want openings for the message bar above the grid.
Rows and Columns - Specify the number of rows and columns on the Page Settings screen. Note the Talk Tablet lists rows first, then columns, regardless of Landscape or Portrait mode.
Margin - This setting is also found on the Page Settings screen. It controls the amount of white space between the cells. The default is 14. Never choose margins smaller than 14 (12 on a Mini), because it will leave no space and the keyguard will obscure some of the text and/or graphics near the edges of the cells. Also, don't choose colored acrylic if the margin is less than 14 (12 on a Mini). Margins less than 14 cost extra and are not guaranteed.
Back Button - Choose whether you want the Back button in the upper left corner to be open or closed. Leave it open if the user needs access to multiple pages.
Opening for Edit/Sharing Buttons - Choose whether you want an opening for the Edit and Sharing buttons in the upper right corner.
Openings for Main Page/Keyboard/Settings - By default, these buttons are all covered. If you want the user to have access to the on-screen keyboard, choose "Main Page and Keyboard". If you want access to the Settings button all the time, choose "Main Page and Settings". If you want access to all three buttons, choose "All Three".
Scroll Bar - If you have more cells than will fit on the screen, the user will need to swipe up and down to see all the cells. Choosing Open will tell us to place a vertical opening between two columns of cells where the user can swipe. This makes the surrounding openings smaller.
Cell Openings - If you choose circles or squares, there will be extra space between the cells right and left. This helps some students to differentiate the cells. If you choose squares or circles, do not choose colored acrylic, as some information will be covered by the keyguard.
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.
* 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. See our blog All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards. It is important that your keyguard is ordered to fit the case you have, or plan to use. If the exact case you use is not listed, choose "Other", and in the Comments field at the end of checkout give us the height and width of the case's screen opening. If you choose "the next closest thing", the keyguard won't fit, and you'll have to pay to remake it.
** The attachment methods are described briefly below with a list of some of the supported cases. See our All About Cases, Part One blog for a complete description of each attachment type. See All About Cases, Part Two for detailed information about specific cases and their suitability for keyguards. If you choose an attachment method that is not supported for your case, your order will be delayed while we contact you for a substitution.
Suction Cups - Four small suction cups raise the keyguard 3/16" above the screen and hold it securely. Check the blog to determine if suction cups will work with your case.
Attached Straps - Keyguard lies 1/8 - 1/4" above screen to minimize accidental touches. Good for heavy droolers. Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.
Flush-Mounted Straps - Keyguard lies flat on or barely above the screen. Check the blog to determine if straps will work with your case.
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.
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.