Adjusting to school life can have a big impact on a student, not to mention on their laptop or device. That’s why it’s wise to consider the protection of a case to fit in their backpack. And you could also be doing a bit for the planet with the recycled options available.

Waste Not
Figures from the Australian Government indicate that we recycle less than ten percent of our plastics. Furthermore, other sources indicate more than 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. To give you an idea, one metric ton is roughly the weight of an elephant. By choosing a laptop sleeve made from recycled material, it’s a little act of sustainability to help our planet.

Incase (13”/16”) Compact BIONIC Laptop Sleeve (Ocean Green, Steel Grey)
Incase have teamed with sustainable raw material biz BIONIC to transform plastics recovered from the ocean into durable laptop cases.
They are designed specifically for MacBooks, however any laptop within the two size availabilities of 13” or 16” should fit. Constructed from BIONIC ripstop’s durable yarn, each case equals seven plastic bottles recovered from our oceans.

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HP PAV: Recycled 15” Grey Topload
HP PAV: Recycled 15” Grey Backpack
HP have two stylish options if you are leaving the books at home and just taking the laptop to school. The water-resistant material is made from recycled bottles, and both the topload and backpack have easy access pockets for other devices, pens and notebooks.

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STM Dux Shell Case for Surface Pro 7 (Fits Surface Pro/Pro 4/Pro 6/ Pro 7)
The brand new Surface Pro 7 for school will never come to any grief thanks to this transparent case. It’s slim and lightweight but also exceeds US Department of Defence 810G drop test standards – that’s 26 drops from about a metre high. It’s designed for unobstructed access to all ports and buttons and seamless type cover compatibility. The integrated pen storage allows quick access while working, and rear storage keeps the pen secure for travelling.
If you like the rugged look and feel of the STM Dux shell cases, they have dedicated versions for different models of iPads, MacBooks, and assorted laptops. Most of them have been tested to exceed the USDD 810G drop test.

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Targus SafeFit Rotating Universal Tablet Case (9 – 10.5”) (Black, Blue, Red)
Change device but still keep these long-lasting cases designed for universal fit. Magnetic wrap closure provides quick access, while the hands-free rotating stand means you can have your device in portrait or landscape mode. The Targus SafeFit boasts patented moulded trays with reinforced corners for impact protection, and has passed military grade 1.2-metre drop testing.

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Thule Gauntlet 4.0 13” Laptop Sleeve (Bordeaux) JB Hi-Fi Exclusive
The Swedish company best known for roof racks and bike racks have also brought their distinctive styling to laptop cases. This is a surprisingly rigid sleeve with enhanced corner protection guarding against bumps and scratches, plus a padded interior preventing scratch marks. The clamshell design opens wide, so you can use your laptop without removing it from the Gauntlet sleeve. It will fit most laptops up to a 13” display.
Break out of ordinary black – this JB Hi-Fi Exclusive comes in the distinctive Bordeaux colour that stands out from the crowd.

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Cygnet Tekview Slimline Case for iPad Air (2019) & iPad Pro 10.5”
The Cygnet range of cases are precision cut and they have a range to fit most current and recent iPads. A hard-wearing exterior and a soft microfibre interior provides the best of both worlds to protect your iPad. Built-in Apple Pencil storage means all your iPad essentials are safeguarded in the one place. The precision cut allows easy access to all ports, buttons and speakers. Plus, the case enables sleep/wake mode on your iPad.

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