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Defender Series Case for iPad Air

  • Rugged, top-quality protective iPad Air case for your precious new device
  • Multi-layer iPad Air cover precisely designed to protect against potential damage from drops, bumps, dust and scratches
  • Versatile shield stand provides additional protection during transport and convenient typing and viewing angles
  • Never worry about your new favorite gadget when you protect it with trusted OtterBox Defender Series iPad Air cases
Defender Series Case for iPad Air

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The latest, greatest iPad Air is a wonder of function and sleek beauty. Ensure you keep this incredible device safe from the bumps and scrapes of life with the rugged, multi-layer protection of the Defender Series iPad Air case. Only at OtterBox.com can you build your own Defender Series case for iPad Air.

The Defender Series iPad Air case is the latest, greatest case from OtterBox that delivers trusted protection for your prized possession. The internal polycarbonate shell snaps together to completely cover the iPad Air. The durable synthetic rubber slip cover wraps around the internal shell to absorb and deflect impact force away from the device inside. The clear membrane screen protector is built into the internal shell to guard against scratches and scrapes, but doesn’t take away from the brilliant display of the touch screen. Confidently take your iPad Air with you everywhere encased in trusted OtterBox protection from the Defender Series iPad Air case.


  • Apple iPad Air
  • This case does NOT fit the iPad 2, 3 or 4 models


  • Rugged iPad Air case protects against drops, bumps, dust and scratches
  • Built-in screen protector guards against scratches, scrapes and scuffs while maintaining display vibrancy
  • Multiple-layer case absorbs shock and deflects impact force away from the device inside
  • Internal foam cushions device and prevents movement within the case
  • Included shield stand provides added protection for the touch screen during transport


  • Two-piece internal shell snaps around the iPad Air to completely cover it in impact deflecting polycarbonate
  • Clear membrane screen protector is built into the hard shell to guard against scratches and scrapes to the touch screen
  • External slip cover completes the case with impact absorbing synthetic rubber
  • Shield stand snaps onto the front or the back of iPad Air case and includes an internal stand that provides for landscape and portrait viewing and a comfortable typing angle

Environmental Protection:

The Defender Series case for iPad Air provides added protection against drops, dust, bumps and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 This thing is horrible! I bought it. Was too heavy so I wanted to take it off for a while. So hard to take off I scratched my iPad getting it off. When I was ready to put it back on it cracked on either side. After a while wanted it off again. Just too heavy. Broke my thumb nail to the skin trying to open it. When it was open the cracked places basically ripped apart. In trash now. Too expensive, too heavy, too stiff. Disappointed. The end. April 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Always use Otterbox I have Otterbox cases for all of my phones and iPads and love them. The only thing I wish the iPad Air defender case offered was the sleep mode when putting the shell over the screen like the previous models did for the iPads. March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very good case overall Although this case was a little challenging to get on the iPad, once it was on, it was good to go. The overall design of the case is very nice as every nook and cranny has been accounted for and the case seems durable. The outer shell has a nice design which includes 2 different angles to prop up the iPad. My only complaint is the screen cover has a bit of an "oil slick" look to it if you have it at an angle. It's not extremely noticeable, but certainly can be seen. Luckily I haven't dropped it yet, so I can't vouch for it's durability, but it is nice to travel with as I don't have to worry about it being damaged if I put it in a bag! February 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Good, but not great Screen protector stinks. A lot of watermark effects. In addition, it dulls the retina display a tiny bit. I just punched out the protector and installed Zagg HD and then use the otterbox case around it. The problem with doing above is the additional cost over an already expensive case! February 4, 2014
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In other words, when the iPad is resting on display at an angle on the outer case, does it have different angles of display or just one?
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It offers two different viewing angles when using the shell as a stand such as a 65 and 30 degree angle approximately.
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Yes it does. Actually you three positions. In both the portrait and landscape position you can have it in a straight up position or at an angle. Enjoy the case. Quite durable.
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