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Defender Series for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display

  • 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 is the 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


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 from OtterBox. Take your iPad mini and iPad mini Retina display case 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. The Defender Series case for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display absorbs impact force, deflects scratches and is the perfect all-around defense against life’s little mishaps.


  • Apple iPad mini
  • Apple iPad mini with Retina display


  • 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 case 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 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by life saver have owned my ipad mini and otterbox defender for about a year now. i can not express how happy i am with the level of protection this case provides. we purchased our ipad to run specialty education apps for our autistic daughter. and it has seen everything from splashes to being thrown across the room and has survived with little damage. after a year of the most brutal real world test it could be put through the only real damage is the charge port cover has torn off as well as the head phone cover January 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bulky and Heavy Snap to put on, superb protection but my goodness, it"s heavy! Unbelievable how heavy it is. Did I tell you it's heavy? The home button is extremely difficult to push down and not so pleased with the cord port flap. Since the first iPhone this flap has been poorly designed. I would not recommend this case only because it's too heavy and I don't quite understand the outer shell being used for a stand but it offers great screen protection while traveling. January 16, 2014
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Can you still use a stylus?

Can you still use a stylus for writing if you have the iPad Mini completely encased, including the screen cover?
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It's still pretty heavy. The screen protector is not very thick so I would recommend using the cover while traveling, but that is a personal choice. You can leave it behind, however.
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