Started off with 10 cart of 10 iPad 2's each in a new elementary school. Great upgrade to the original iPad cart "solution" from Bretford, (a Macbook cart converted for iPad use). This one can charge OR sync 30 iPads simultaneously. When everything is working properly, it is great. We have since added 130 iPad 2's and four more carts to go 1:1.
Great for updating a class set of iPads in Configurator or restoring iPad backups in iTunes.
I really like that the slots are numbered, but would probably be easier to read if they were cut out of the space on top of the shelves instead of in front. The charging indicators are a great idea, but the placement on the back of the cart is not very helpful if you have the cart against a wall in a classroom.
On one of the carts individual ports stopped syncing and powering. Two more carts are not operating at all. No power. There is very little available for troubleshooting problems on these carts.
Reliability is a concern of mine. Great when they work, headaches when they don't.
I just used two of these carts to upgrade and sync 700+ iPads for a K-12 school deployment. The cart made the impossible possible by allowing us to update/image 60 iPads at once instead of having to do them one at a time. As far function these carts worked perfectly.
- Allows charging, updating, syncing of up to 30 iPads at once
- Very well built, you won't have to worry about it falling apart
- Compact size for what it can store
- VERY expensive, almost to the point where K-12 education can't even consider using them for anything other than special use like I described above
- The cables could stand to be another 1/2" to 1" longer
- The 30 pin connectors aren't made as good as the ones that come with an ipad. Some can be hard to connect to an iPad and some have to be inserted just right to make a data connection
- Needs connection lights on the front since the 30-pin connectors have issues, have to walk around and look at the back to make sure all iPads are connected