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OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for iPad 4, iPad 2 and 3 – Realtree Camo

OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for iPad 4, iPad 2 and 3 – Realtree Camo

  • Precision design ensures all features and functions are accessible with the case on, including the microphone, speaker, headphone jack, camera and connector port
  • Silicone port covers keep dust and debris out of the main openings without interfering with usability
  • Shield Stand supports viewing in portrait or landscape mode and accommodates a natural typing angle

Developed with your active (and hectic) lifestyle in mind, the Defender Series iPad 2 case employs multi-layer technology built with high-quality materials to create a rock-solid protective solution. The inner shell of the iPad case is composed of high-impact polycarbonate and includes a foam interior that delivers added shock absorption and protects the back of your iPad from scratches. The rugged silicone outer-layer absorbs the impact from bumps and shocks while the textured exterior provides

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3 Responses to “OtterBox Defender Series Case with Screen Protector and Stand for iPad 4, iPad 2 and 3 – Realtree Camo”

  1. Daniel says:
    600 of 642 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I actually like it better than the one for the first iPad, March 19, 2012
    By 
    Daniel

    I just got a new iPad (3rd Gen) to replace my original iPad and I wanted a very protective case for it. I had an OtterBox Defender case on my original iPad and loved it. My original iPad still looked brand new thanks to the OtterBox (and a screen protector) and I wanted the same protection for my new one. I read the reviews of the OtterBox Defender case for the iPad 2 and wasn’t too optimistic. It seemed to be hit or miss whether you got a good one or one that would fall apart on you. I’m happy to say that either they improved the quality in the new one or I just got lucky.

    When I first opened it, I was a bit confused as to how to get it apart so I could put it on my iPad. There are picture directions on the box (no written instructions), but they are vague so I had to work a bit get it taken apart. The silicone part is more firm (not as pliable or flexible) than the one for the original iPad and I think I prefer it. The hard case snaps together at a few points where the original one just slid together. It feels more steady and protective. I also like the built-in screen protector rather than relying on having a stick-on screen protector (those are a pain to put on and I always end up with a small speck of something stuck under the protector).

    Once I got it all put together, I really like the feel of it; it’s pretty solid. The cover for this case snaps on more securely than the original one did so I like that as well. The cover would pop off my original iPad way too easily.

    Another thing I like on the new one is the cover for the dock connector. On the original one, there was a piece that would actually slide off (as in a completely separate piece that you then had to keep track of) that revealed enough of the back and bottom of the iPad so you could put it in a dock if you wanted to. I don’t use an iPad dock, so wasn’t of any use to me and just irritated me that I had to keep track of this extra piece. After using the case for a while, that piece didn’t stay put nearly as securely as when it was new, so I had to be careful how I held my iPad while caring it so I didn’t accidentally grab just that piece and have it slide out and drop my iPad on the ground.

    The only complaint, and that’s pushing it a bit, is that the silicone covering the home button is a bit stiff so pressing the home button, or double-clicking it, is a little bit tougher. By no means is it a deal breaker and I really think it will loosen up with a little bit of use (obviously I haven’t used it much since I just got it a couple days ago).

    Overall, I’m very happy with my purchase (though I bought it from Best Buy, not Amazon) and would recommend this case t anybody that wants full protection (not water-proof) for their new iPad.

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  2. jjceo says:
    143 of 157 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than the case for the iPad 2 because of some improvements!, April 9, 2012
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    jjceo (Greenwood, Indiana) –
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    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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  3. N. Pierce says:
    291 of 325 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Case For The New Ipad, March 26, 2012
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    N. Pierce
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    Received this case and installed it pretty easy watching the video from Otterbox’s website. First thing I cleaned the Ipad screen and the screen protector and looked at them both in the light making sure there was no prints or lint on either. I just used windex and a paper towel. Then assembled it. The screen looks beautiful. Games, video’s and everything else looks wonderful. I can’t tell I’m even looking thru a screen protector. I can’t understand why so many other reviewers are unimpressed with the screen protector. Overall protection seems pretty good. My nine year old son can grab this anytime he wants now without me worrying. I would recommend this case highly to anyone looking to purchase protection for their new Ipad. Also try keeping this in your cart with Amazon as the seller and watch for a price drop. Amazon last week for a short time dropped the price to $30.99 which is when I purchased it. If they did it before maybe they will do it again.

    Items Ordered Price
    1 of: OtterBox Defender Series for The New iPad 3 3rd Generation & iPad 2 – Black [Personal Computers]
    Condition: New
    Sold by: Amazon.com LLC
    $30.99
    Amazon Prime: Two-Day Shipping is free

    Item(s) Subtotal: $30.99
    Shipping & Handling: $0.00
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    Total Before Tax: $30.99
    Sales Tax: $0.00
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    Total for This Shipment: $30.99
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