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Defender Series Shell for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display

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SKU: 78-44240
  • This is the solid structure of the iPad mini Defender Series case that completely encloses the device
  • The iPad mini Defender Series plastic shell* is designed for precision form, fit and function for the iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
  • This polycarbonate shell is desirable for its impact deflecting properties and provides the base for your customized case color combination
  • This Defender Series iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display plastic shell also contains the built-in screen protector that guards the touch screen against scratches and contributes to blocking dust and dirt build-up around the tablet

  • *Not intended for stand-alone use. Additional components required for complete case. Purchase a complete case here.


The plastic shell of the iPad mini Defender Series case is the foundation upon which you build your custom color combination. You’ll find it difficult to pick just one color, and you don’t have to. Pick one or more and enjoy your protective case as much as your tablet. If you're looking for the complete set, check out the Defender Series iPad mini case.


  • Apple iPad mini
  • Apple iPad mini with Retina display
  • Not intended for standalone use


  • The solid shell is made of polycarbonate

Environmental Protection:

The Defender Series shell for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display provides added protection against drops, dust, bumps and shock but is NOT protective against water.

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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shield Stand not Strong & Durable!!! In less than three months of usage, my shield stand clips started to show signs of wear and slowly with time it has now completely come off the base shield, thereby making my iPad stand useless forever as I am unable keep my iPad stand and rest against this clip!!! This surely is either a defective piece or bad engineering design!!! July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic This is 1 part of a 3 component system that works beautifully. It will keep your retina iPad Mini protected like no other system I've seen. The ability to customize this system to suit your style only makes it better. January 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OTTERBOX DEFENDER for IPAD MINI (Complete) Purchased complete with Slip Cover, Shell, and Shield Stand. My iPad Mini is well protected and I feel more confident holding it. THE Perfect case/cover for the iPad Mini ... period! January 12, 2014
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Because the screen protector is built into your Defender Series case for iPad Retina, we are not able to sell the screen protector separately form the hard plastic shell. The screen protector portion of your Defender Series case is protected by our amazing warranty, so I would recommend submitting a warranty request.
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