OtterBox Defender Case for The New iPad (Overview)
This is my overview of the newly designed Defender Case for the iPad 3, it also fits the iPad 2 for those of you who are curious to know. Best Buy sales it for $99 but on there website its $89 plus shipping but if you google around you can find a promo code (which I always do! lol) I also use Mr Rebates (sign up if you haven't) and that helps me save a little change and I get it back. Mr Rebates also tells you promos that different websites are running, so.... that can help too!
Point of this thread is to give us your thoughts of the new design versus the old design; and what you think about the Defender case if you own one. If you don't like OtterBox I do have a review video of the Griffin Survivor case, you can check that out on my YouTube channel too but I like this a lot more! Any other rugged cases you all prefer?
I'm perfectly happy with the case overall, the silicon isn't too thick or bulky; Its very sleek and thin now. You don't have to worry about the port covers stretching out of shape anymore or worry about lint sticking to the silicon like the previous models. I think they're truly stepping it up! *thumbs up*
Last edited by EmceeGeek; 03-31-2012 at 11:16 PM.
- 04-04-2012, 09:38 PM #2
I m using this case with my iPad 2, and I have to say, I don't think I would rather have any other case. This one is very well designed and STOUT. It makes the iPad feel good when holding it, and I am not afraid to throw it in my book bag in between classes. Well worth the money. The screen protector being built in is wonderful as well. It beats the heck out of any screen protector out there
- 04-09-2012, 08:27 PM #4
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- 04-25-2012, 06:13 PM #6
I got the Otterbox Defender on Monday and am returning it later today. There is no doubt that this case protects the iPad but I can't stand the screen protector. It takes away from the retina display of the iPad 3... Almost thinking of just keeping the case but cutting out the screen protector.... I probably would if it hadn't cost so much...Off to Best Buy!!
- 04-25-2012, 08:41 PM #7
- 04-26-2012, 12:35 AM #8iPhone Newbie
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Mine came about three days after I got my new iPad. I use it for work which is outdoors for me. Great protection while in the field but I prefer to take it out of the case when I am at home or in the office. It does the job I want it to in the field. I'm not afraid to store it in a small backpack or carry it around with me on the job site when I need to. I am not necessarily looking for the ultimate resolution or user experience while working. I am more interested in protection, function and utility at work. I use it in conjunction with the Otterbox Latch and it's great at work. Today I hung it in a tree with the carabiner that is supplied with the latch and secured it at eye level so I could work.
When I get home I like to take it out of the case and just use it with the smart cover so I can get the great look and feel of the stand alone iPad.
- 04-26-2012, 07:33 AM #9
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- 05-03-2012, 08:05 AM #11
I would recommend tearing out the screen cover and replacing it with a clear one from ebay... That's what I did with the otterbox and couldn't be happier.
Also i've tried to list my iPad and all accessories for sale on this forum and every time it gets sent to an admin and then never gets listed, second time this has happened.. never happens on howardforums.
- 05-03-2012, 12:33 PM #13
justin - with 11 posts, you're not going to list anything on this forum.
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- 05-23-2012, 05:55 PM #14
I have been using otterbox for my iphone so I gone for otterbox itself for my iPad. Last month I got a case from a seller called sfplanet.com which my colleague suggested me to buy from there as they have free shipping for the cases as well as low price. I went for it and got a nice one