So you’ve got yourself an iPad. Good for you, but the actual tablet is not the only thing you’ll need in order to enjoy the device in any kind of circumstances and protect it from possible dangers.
Damaging your iPad is, unfortunately, rather easy and holding it in a case especially while travelling or find yourself in an unstable environment is a must if you want to enjoy the tablet for as much as possible.
One of the good and affordable cases you can try is the Otterbox Defender Case for iPad. The keyword with this case is safety. It has no less than three protective layers, being one of the best drop proof cases we found out there.
I mean, this rough iPad cover is like a tank. The first layer is a self adhering protective film. Underneath that you find a polycarbonate shell which can absorb high impacts and finally a silicon skin. The case comes with a stand on the back and the silicone pads on the bottom will assure extra stability when you place the iPad on a surface.
The build of the case is designed to accommodate even the docking station, in order to let you enjoy all the features of the iPad. The case also comes with silicon plugs for all the ports on the slate. This will protect the tablet against bumps, falls, scratches, but unfortunately not against water. If the Otterbox Defender iPad case would have been waterproof, it might have easily passed as the perfect case.
Using the case is fairly easy, except for the adherent film, which is kind of difficult to place on the screen. You have to be careful when doing this if you don’t want any bubbles of air to remain between the screen and the foliage. Otherwise, the case succeeds very well at doing what it promises, namely protecting you iPad. The three layers absorb the shock of a fall, for example, and the actual device is not affected (and neither the fragile and precious inside parts).
Additionally, you can charge the slate while it’s tucked away in the Otterbox case for iPad, as it has an access door for this. But you can’t just plug it in when the slate is completely protected; you have to remove a part of the case and expose a part of the iPad to the environment. All this protection means some extra weight, so you’ll definitely feel the couple hundred grams the case has. But hey, it’s all worth it if you keep you iPad out of harm’s way.
In terms of style, you’re not moving to Venice, but also you won’t feel ashamed to show it around. It has a sturdy, black finish and looks very solid, giving it this very serious, bodyguard charm. The case comes in a couple of color versions, including Black Pink, Black White, White Aqua and White Pink. Basically, the first color covers most of the case, while the second one corresponds to a strip which goes near and around the Apple logo on the back. In the end, you’ll have to think what’s more important: security or mobility.
The Otterbox Defender Case for iPad, which is now available on Amazon with a slight discount, offers close to perfect security, but might slow you down if you’re constantly on the move, as it’s one big fellow.