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OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case for iPad Mini – Black (77-23834)

OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case f&#959r iPad Mini – Black (77-23834)

  • Silicone plug covers keep th&#1077 dust &#1072nd debris out &#959f th&#1077 main openings without interfering w&#1110th usability
  • A polycarbonate case cover fits over th&#1077 front &#959r back &#959f th&#1077 iPad mini &#1072nd doubles &#1072&#1109 a stand t&#959 view &#1110n portrait &#959r landscape mode
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • A screen bodyguard &#1110&#1109 built &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 polycarbonate bombard t&#959 protect against scratches without compromising sensitivity
  • Includes a removable shield stand th&#1072t acts &#1072&#1109 a protective cover t&#959 &#1077&#1110th&#1077r th&#1077 front &#959r back &#959f th&#1077 case &#1072nd acts &#1072&#1109 a stand f&#959r typing &#959r viewing

Th&#1077 Otterbox Defender case f&#959r th&#1077 iPad Mini offers th&#1077 m&#959&#1109t usable &#1072nd protective solution possible. Th&#1077 inner bombard &#1110&#1109 constructed fr&#959m impact resistant polycarbonate th&#1072t includes a padded-foam interior th&#1072t h&#1072&#1109 shock absorbing properties &#1072nd protects th&#1077 back &#959f &#1091&#959&#965r iPad fr&#959m scuffs &#1072nd scrapes. Th&#1077 external layer &#1110&#1109 m&#1072d&#1077 fr&#959m rugged silicone &#1072nd absorbs impact wh&#1110l&#1077 th&#1077 textured exterior provides added grip.

List Price: $ 69.95

Price: $ 35.90

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3 Responses to “OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case for iPad Mini – Black (77-23834)”

  1. scarr5000 says:
    190 of 201 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best Defender Case Yet!!!, November 12, 2012
    By 
    scarr5000 (Los Angeles) –

    This review is from: OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case for iPad Mini – Black (77-23834) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    This is my 3rd Otterbox Defender case (previously I had the first generation iPad and currently have one on my iPhone 4s). I was pleased with the previous two, and, considering that this iPad Mini is for my six year ancient son, I felt that purchasing a third was a no-brainer. And, now that I have it, I have to say that I’m even more impressed than I was with the previous two. While I loved the Defender on my iPad 1st Gen, I found that it added a lot of bulk and consequence. The Mini Defender manages to provide what appears to be the same level of protection, but it does so without adding the same proportional bulk and consequence as that in the 1st Gen iPad, IMO (of course it still remains heavier than say, a leather folio).

    Other pluses:

    1) Brilliant fit – the case feels like a natural extension of the Mini itself.
    2) Buttons work fantastic – with my previous Defender suitcases, the silicone protection over the home, power and volume buttons felt like huge pieces of rubber, and not particularly sturdy. But, the silicone over the buttons on the Mini Defender are so well placed and and designed that it feels like you are using the actual buttons on the Mini without the protection – again, the case feels like an extension of the Mini itself.
    3) The silicone backing has a nice, slightly grippy feel, which makes it simple and comfortable to hold on to, especially when making a bet.
    4) The case cover that doubles as a stand fits very securely over the spectacle screen of the Mini, and adds extra protection for the corners of the device. With the case cover on over the front of the Mini, the surface of the Mini is fully protected if dropped (well, as protected as it can be anyway). I wish all tablet suitcases would come with a case cover that fully protects the spectacle in case of falls (as opposed to just using a screen bodyguard, which won’t do much excellent if dropped on a non-flat surface).
    5) It does also have a built-in screen bodyguard. I’m still trying to choose if I want to keep it, or tear it off and place on my own – it seems a small too glossy for my taste.
    6) Both the front and rear cameras are fully visible and unobstructed by the case.
    7) The stand (for which the case cover doubles up as) seems much more stable as compared to the previous Defenders I have used.

    Cons (Minor):

    1) For some reason, this version of the Defender does not have a clear opening to spectacle the Apple logo on the back of the Mini. Perhaps due to the smaller size they were not able to do so without compromising the integrity of the by and large case?
    2) As someone else mentioned, the speakers at the bottom are not covered at all – they are but protected as they are surrounded by the rim of the case as well as the silicone cover of the Lightning connector. To me this does not really matter but some may prefer that extra-extra protection against dust etc.
    3) As of the date of this review, only three colors are available – black, “blushed” (pink) and “crevasse” (gray). Hopefully they’ll add more colors soon.
    4) It’s kinda pricey (at smallest amount as of the date of this review). But, IMO well worth it considering that it provides the best by and large protection I’ve been able to find (i.e. front and back of the Mini).

    By and large, I’m very pleased. Not anything else I’ve seen out there will give the same level of by and large protection as this, especially if the device is to be used primarily by a child, or if you travel/carry it around a lot.

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  2. Paul L. Cox "bikecox" says:
    98 of 103 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Consequence, November 22, 2012
    By 
    Paul L. Cox “bikecox” (St. Paul, MN) –
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    None of the reviews I read mentioned the consequence of this product. My Wifi iPad Mini weighs 11 oz. This product is composed of three separate sections. The plastic section that covers the iPad weighs 4 oz, the rubber part that partially covers the plastic section weighs 3.1 oz, so with these two parts on the iPad you have 7.1 oz in addition to the 11 oz consequence of the iPad for a whole of 18.1 oz. The other section, which is used to protect the iPad while traveling and as a base to support the iPad in two uncommon upright positions, weighs 4.3 oz.

    This product is well constructed, fits the iPad Mini well and should provide excellent protection. The other reviews covered other aspects of the product so I won’t cover those. I gave this five stars because I concluded that it should protect the iPad from most accidents, which is the main function. As to the additional consequence, any case built to protect the product will have a consequence penalty. So the choice is protection with a consequence penalty or less protection without the case.

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  3. booktrout says:
    56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    They should change the name to “Impregnable”, November 28, 2012
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    booktrout (Upstate NY USA) –

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    This review is from: OtterBox Defender Series Hybrid Case for iPad Mini – Black (77-23834) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Those of us shopping for an iPad mini case the week the device was announced know that there were slim pickings. Out of the handful available, I chose the Khomo case — it only cost $2.99 at the time (now it’s $12.99). Plus it has a full back cover and a magnetic front cover.

    But I’d had my heart set on the Defender. But, the $69.99 preorder price was prohibitive. So I waited until I saw one through Amazon Warehouse Deals for under $42.

    As much as I liked that very affordable and well-made Khomo case, this Defender for the iPad mini is a thousand era better. No exaggeration.

    Yes, it adds a bit of bulk. But it’s so well styled that you’d reckon it was organic to the mini if you didn’t know how thin the real mini is. This does not have the awkwardness of the Defender for the iPhone 4s (which I own). It is attractive and highly protective.

    It’s the difference between carrying a raw egg in a baggie and placing the egg in an egg carton. I’m now thinking I took huge risks carrying my mini around without the protection of the Defender.

    If you’ve read another review about how this applies too much pressure to the mini and cracked the screen, I haven’t experienced anything like that. It’s well fitted, there is no flex between the case and the device, and I can’t see how you could crack the screen unless you were trying to remove the Defender case and you torqued the mini in your attempts to extract it. Otherwise, there are no pressure points made by fitting this case onto your mini. Don’t let that review stop you from purchasing this item. If you do, you’re making a huge mistake and not backing up your investment.

    Unlike that other reviewer, I post constantly about products/books I buy, the excellent as well as the terrible. Because that’s what will help you choose to buy or go on.

    The screen bodyguard does not impede the touchscreen, either by finger or with a stylus. I have a Rattan stylus and it works just fine, although I need to apply slightly firmer pressure with the stylus.

    If you’re a Defender owner, you know the quality of the materials. If you’ve never bought one before, this is the one to buy. You’ll be hooked for life.

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