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

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SKU: 78-38194
  • 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.


  • 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 4.3 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great case with one major flaw I have three otterbox cases-- one defender series for iPhone 5s and two for my kid's ipad mini. I love all of them--style, protection they offer, the feel in my hand... What I do not like is how easily scratchable the front screen for the ipad case was. Even with most gentle use. And they are very expensive to replace them as often as the need arises. And the screen cover can't be replaced with some other cheaper brand because the front cover is a solid piece with the whole thing. So, every time there is a scratch that bothers you, get ready to buy the whole case again. February 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Protection, but.... I have Otterbox products on all of my electronics... they are all great. The only issue I have with this specific product is the sensitivity of the clear screen protector. Seems like I have to touch the screen multiple times for it to register with my iPad - it is especially bad in the corners. I did check, and no, it's not an iPad issue. SO... just wish I didn't have to be pushing so hard or so many times on the screen protector. Otherwise.. GREAT PRODUCT. February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Defender for Ipad Mino Excellent protection....a must have to properly protect your investment, especially if you have children. January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toddler tested The case doesn't add a lot of weight to the iPad mini. My 3 and 2 year old sons can still easily carry the device. My son has also spilled juice right on to the screen protector. Good thing it didn't go to the camera opening, but it was kept towards the center and all I did was wipe it clean with a paper towel. No sticky residue left on the plastic cover. My toddlers have dropped the device several times on the hardwood floor. It wasn't a big deal because the ipad mini was intact, still working, didn't have a dent nor scratch. Awesome product, Otterbox! January 22, 2014
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We purchased the Ipad Mini Defenders Series set. It looks as if it came with a detachable stand. I was able to get that off, but can't seem to figure out how to open the case in order to insert the Ipad Mini. Is there a button that needs to be pushed to open it? Or some kind of locking device?
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