OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for iPad 4th Generation, iPad 2 and 3 – Black

Otterbox Defender case. Black. Apple iPad 3

Product Features

  • Robust silicone – durable and absorbs impact force
  • Built-in screen protector – simplifies installation, protects from scratches and is easy to clean
  • Engineered design is inspired by the new iPad – ergonomics accommodate natural use
  • Aesthetics – textures and styling in combination with high quality materials create an attractive protective solution
  • Port protection with complete access to all functions through case – blocks dust and debris from ports which lengthens the life of the device
  • 3 layers of protection
  • Access to all ports and functions
  • Clear protective membrane on touch screen
  • Compatible with the new iPad 3 and iPad 2 – the case is a natural extension of the refined technical beauty of the device
  • Easy installation – polycarbonate pieces lock together with obvious snap closing, silicone installs easily over polycarbonate and stays in place
  • Screen protector fits flush and flat on the screen – protects from scratches and is barely noticeable

2 thoughts on “OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for iPad 4th Generation, iPad 2 and 3 – Black

  1. Daniel

    I actually like it better than the one for the first iPad 0

  2. jjceo (jjceo@comcast . net)
    jjceo (jjceo@comcast . net) says:

    Better than the case for the iPad 2 because of some improvements! I ordered one of these cases when I first ordered my New iPad but I had to wait for over 3 weeks to receive it. I have to tell you I was nervous holding the iPad without a case. I have large, dry and calloused hands and to hold an iPad without a silicone case for me is like trying to hold a slippery sliver of ice. I was so afraid I was going to drop it and the iPad is designed like a piece of art and I didn’t want to scratch or damage it.This new case has several improvements and they are noticeable because we own an iPad 2 and the older style Otterbox Defender case. The improvements in my opinion are:* The lid of the new case has four robust hard plastic corners that firmly lock around and onto the corners of the Defender case itself. This provides better protection from dropping the iPad on a fragile corner and the lid is snapped onto the case more securely than the last model.* The lid contains two magnets so that when you snap it onto the case for carrying it puts the iPad into sleep mode and when you remove the lid the iPad is instantly turned on. The old case did not have this feature.* The new case has a built in screen protector and the original had a separate screen protector. The new screen protector has a pixilation effect when compared to using the New iPad retina display without a screen cover. Without the cover the picture is absolutely perfect and with the cover you can see the micro granulation of the plastic material. It is ever so slight but it is there and this aspect of the screen protector needs improvement. I like the fact that the screen protector is built in but I hate losing display quality because the wrong material was selected for the protector. Let’s face it, the retina display is the main reason why many of us purchased the new iPad.* On the new case the flaps that cover the docking area, the headphone jack and the switch for the Silent/Screen rotation lock, snap into place tightly and do not randomly come open. The silicon seems thicker and tighter on the case and the areas where these flaps fit are much better designed and close tighter.* The edge of the silicon on the top bezel of the case that goes around the iPad display has a nice wide extrusion that fits into a larger channel seal area in the hard plastic case than the last model defender case. The seal and fit is much tighter than the last model case and it simply feels more secure. The silicon was actually a little harder to get off to install the iPad as it is so tight fitting.* The silicon overall feels thicker and fits tighter than the last Defender model and it just feels better made.* The large flip up flap that was on the back of the case for the iPad 2 docking area is no longer there and I like that they removed it. It was useless and was hard to seal and keep in place some times.Things that are the same and are still good:* The removable lid still has the flip up mechanism inside that allows you to install the iPad into it in a typing slant or in a higher tilt for video viewing. I do like the larger snap on corners again as the tilt holding area is larger and seems safer in the video viewing position. For video viewing you can stand the iPad up into the portrait or landscape modes.* The lid still snaps onto the bottom of the case for storage while using the iPad.* The case has two hard plastic polycarbonate shells that firmly snap together to enclose the iPad. The bottom case shell is lined with memory foam to cradle the iPad and provide additional shock absorption.Over all the weight of the New iPad in the case does increase. My iPad 64 GIG is specified to weigh in at 652 grams and when installed in the case with cover the weight goes to 1172 grams or 2 pounds and 9 ¼ ounces. I know it is heavier by almost 80% but I can tell you it feels 10 times more protected than a bare iPad. The silicon cover has an alligator style tread pattern on the long sides of the iPad case and I can securely hold it in one hand where without the case I was afraid to drop the slick surfaced iPad.Two negative comments about the display cover built in as part of the case top shell.* I cleaned my iPad with a very slightly damp microfiber cloth and made sure that the case screen was clean. I still got a few minor pieces of dust under the screen once I closed it. I don’t like that but I have to tell you that is was cleaner than when I installed the stick on screen cover on the last model of the Defender case. You just can’t get rid of all the dust no matter what you do. This is not Otterbox’s fault but just a statement about screen protectors in general and their installation.* The screen protector that is built into the top of the polycarbonate case needs to be improved. I may leave mine on for a while but I am likely to take the screen protector out of the case as I do not like the degradation…

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