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Defender Series for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display

$79.90
  • Mighty protection for your tablet with the Defender Series iPad mini with Retina display and iPad mini case in color combos you create
  • Rugged, multi-layer case readies the mini for heavy use and potential mishaps from your rough and tumble life
  • This iPad mini case that lets you share your mini with your toddler, gregarious second grader and accident-prone friend without worry
  • Wrap your iPad mini with the trusted OtterBox Defender Series case and enjoy it everywhere
Defender Series for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display

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Features:

  • These Apple iPad mini tablets are the perfect size for kids and for entertainment on-the-go. Ensure your versatile tablet with that gorgeous display is prepped and ready for use everywhere you go with the rugged Defender Series iPad mini case.
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  • Build your own
    Only on otterbox.com can you build your own Defender Series iPad mini retina case. Scroll through the color options to create a case that is made just for you. Then, take your iPad mini or iPad mini with Retina display on the plane, the camp trip, to the office and even hand it to your kid on that road trip wrapped in three layers of innovative protection that guard against potential damage from drops, bumps, dust and scratches.
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  • Features
    • The multi-layer Defender Series iPad mini case guards
       against drops, scratches and dust while maintaining
       seamless usability of the device
    • The high-impact polycarbonate shell fully covers the iPad
       mini while the integrated screen protector guards against
       scratches and smudges
    • Built-in memory foam cushions the device inside the case
       while the outer slip cover absorbs impact from drops
       and shocks
    • The included shield stand provides added protection during
       transport and acts as a display stand that accommodates
       both portrait and landscape viewing and a convenient typing
       angle
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  • Rugged, trusted protection
    The Defender Series case absorbs impact force, deflects scratches and is the perfect all-around defense against life’s little mishaps.
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Compatibility:

  • Apple iPad mini
  • Apple iPad mini with Retina display


Material:

  • Durable two-piece polycarbonate inner shell snaps together to form a snug fit around the iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
  • A clear membrane screen protector is built into the inner-shell of the iPad mini and iPad mini Retina case to guard against scratches and smudges while retaining the sensitivity of the touch screen
  • Durable synthetic rubber slip cover wraps around the polycarbonate shell to create a solid defense against bumps and drops


Environmental Protection:

The Defender Series 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 26 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Protection I have had an Otterbox case on ALL my iPad devices, for the past 3 years. This case perfectly absorbs easily any bumps and drops protecting your iPad from damage. The silicon cover (for the iPad Mini) warped and cracked/tore at the corners after just under a year of daily use. I thought I would have to pay for an entire new case, but to my surprise Otterbox sent me a new free replacement cover. A case is a necessary investment for the protection of your device's and buying Otterbox is an investment worth every penny. So buy an Otterbox case now BEFORE you have a mishap. It is an investment you won't regret. November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by best investment ever I looked at these cases for months but kept not buying because of the price. Then I dropped my ipad and have a small crack in the corner so I finally made the purchase. I love it! I just wish I hadn't waited. It is definitely worth the investment. What isn't necessarily clear online is that if you get the two pieces (shell and outer case) it entirely covers the ipad, including the screen, so it is totally protected. The stand is nice but not necessary if you want to save a little money. September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Durable case but stiff buttons It seems to be built well and very sturdy, but...it does make it a challenge to press any of the buttons. Turning it on or off or adjusting the volume requires a lot of effort. Maybe as it is used more the buttons will break in and become easier to use I don't know but right now after about a month of use it takes quite a lot of effort to press any of the buttons. The screen protection not only protects the screen but it seems to allow full functionality unlike some other brand of products that make it difficult to access the edges of the screen. Otter Box allows complete access to the edge of the screen functions. Overall I like the case with the protection it gives. September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Customer Service I have had Otterbox cases on ALL my devices, for the past 3 years. It is the only case that easily handles my busy lifestyle, and it withstands my clumsiness as well. That being said, my silicon cover (for the iPad Mini) did warp after just under a year of daily use. Initially, I thought I would have to pay for an entire new case, but because of Otterbox's amazing service, they are sending me a new free cover. A case is an investment for your device's security, and buying Otterbox is an investment for your case. You won't regret it. September 7, 2014
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The answer is: yes. The Defender case for the iPad Mini/iPad Mini with Retina Display will fit the iPad Mini 2. Apple recently re-branded the iPad Mini with Retina Display as the iPad Mini 2.
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The Defender Series for the Ipad Mini with Retina Display will NOT fit the new Ipad Mini 3. We are currently in development for a case for the Ipad Mini 3.
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strap for defender case

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Hi, I recently purchased the defender case for my new iPad mini. And it's great. however, I frequently need to hold the iPad in one hand while work with the other. Is there a hand strap accessory for the case so i don't need to worry about dropping the case by accident?
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I would recommend the Utility Latch 7-8 inch as it comes with a handy set of straps and is designed to be used with the Defender Series case.
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No, the Defender Series cases for the iPad mini have a built-in screen protector in the inner hard plastic shell of the case. The Defender screen protector isn't an adhesive screen protector like the Clearly Protected products are.
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Can you still use a stylus for writing if you have the iPad Mini completely encased, including the screen cover?
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Not as easy, but yes.
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“I threw the iPad mini in the case against the wall, and the bezel of the case was able to absorb the impact to prevent the screen from shattering.” - TabletPC Review