If you’re in need of real rugged protection for your iPad 2, then you should be happy to hear that the Otterbox iPad 2 Defender Series case is now available. Otterbox are the masters when it comes to above and beyond, hard as nails protection for iOS (and many other mobile) devices.
The new iPad 2 Defender Series is part of their most rugged line of cases, that are built to withstand ‘just about any environment’. It’s got a shock-absorbing silicone skin and an inner polycarbonate shell with a foam interior that provides scratch protection for the back of the iPad 2. It allows for full access to all the iPad’s functionality while in the case, and has a clip-on cover for the iPad screen that doubles up as fold-out stand. It’s also 20% lighter than the version for the original iPad – which of course goes well with the lighter, thinner iPad 2 itself.
The case offers protection against bumps, shocks, drops, and ‘dust intrusion’; it is not waterproof and does not protect against liquid damage.
I’ve used an Otterbox Defender with my iPhone 4. I found it surprisingly light and also found it surprisingly easy to use the iPhone just like normal while still having such heavy-duty protection. While my iPhone may come along when we’re out on a beach or at the lake, I don’t ever expose my iPad to any higher risk environments – so the Defender Series is not on my list of iPad 2 cases to get.
For those of you who use your iPad 2 in rough work (or play) environments,this is likely to be a very good case option for you to look at. They go for $89.95 and you can check out all the details and place orders at the Otterbox page for the iPad 2 Defender Series.